I’m sick this weekend. I hate to be sick! I’ve never found anyone else who enjoys it either. Sickness means a groggy head and aching body and the will to do nothing more than survive. I went to Sunday School this morning because I had promised to substitute. However, I left promptly after the bell, returned to my bed, and didn’t wake up until 1:30 in the afternoon. Now I have a headache, aching body, fever, and chills. You didn’t really need to know that now did you? But I need an excuse for a less than wonderful blog and that’s mine.
I’m filling in my blog tonight with some random thoughts and happenings from this week.
First the mundane…food. Tried two products you may want to put on your grocery list. Gary and I both love Lipton’s Green Tea with citrus. I saw it on a colleague’s desk and tried it as an alternative to my vice of choice, Coca Cola. Also bought Triscuits with “rosemary and olive oil”. Yummy. A little bit too salty for my taste, but I don’t normally salt my food. Don’t buy it. Don’t use it. All of our foods have enough salt already!
My daughter and my brother and a friend all had surgery recently and all are doing well. Any medical procedure these days seems quicker, simpler, and more effective than it was the last time I heard about it. This year’s procedures will be replaced next year by something even better. When you look back at some of the things our grandparents endured as “cures” it’s a wonder any of us are here!
I’m reading a new book this week. It’s Digitizing Your Family History, by Rhonda R. McClure. Has some great tips for those of us trying to use scanners to enhance our family histories. My problem now is organizing all this stuff! I know one of my daughters will tell me to take a scrapbooking class, but I just can’t bring myself to start something I fear will become an obsession. For those of you unfamiliar with current trends in “scrapbooking”, it’s a blend of photo album, scrapbook, and art project. It’s the art aspect of it that frightens me! I just want to keep my family mementos safe and organized. If I get into making them look pretty there will be no end to it! LOL
I have a wonderful husband. No, that wasn’t just a random thought flying through my brain. He was at the library the other day and picked up the book I just told you about. And there is nothing like illness to bring out the best or worst in your spouse. Gary didn’t ask a bunch of questions when I woke him up at 2am and told him I thought I was going to faint. He just sat with me until I felt better. He didn’t complain about fixing his own lunch today, or finishing the laundry. He didn’t ask why I’m sitting here wrapped in a blanket writing this blog. He knows me. He understands me. He’s my friend. We’ll be celebrating our thirty-fourth wedding anniversary soon. I hope we have at least thirty more!
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I’m going to watch an episode of House tonight and then go to bed. House is a medical show on a network we don’t get. Our television coverage here consists of NBC and CBS, period. Anyway, my daughter bought me a DVD set for Christmas because she knows I’m a sucker for medical shows. I’m really enjoying it.
Tomorrow if I feel better, I’m going to have lunch with an old friend. We haven’t seen each other much in the past few years so we have a lot of catching up to do.
Whatever you do tomorrow, enjoy it. And don’t get sick. You won’t like it