Monday, November 16, 2009


I'm tired of being sick. I spent the entire Saturday afternoon sick in bed. I spent the entire day Sunday alternating between sitting up and laying down on the couch, sleeping off and on. Today I feel a little better, but not great.

I'm tired of being sick. I want to feel good. I want to feel energetic. I want to get back to normal.

I'm tired of being sick. Since we won't be here for Thanksgiving, we've invited my in-laws over for dinner next Saturday (which is also their wedding anniversary - 52 years). I have no idea what I am going to cook. I don't even want to think about it because my brain is too fuzzy. And even if I could decide what I wanted to cook, I can't find the energy to get enthused enough to shop for it, let alone cook it.

I'm tired of being sick. I've offered to do some painting at our church and I really WANT to do it, particularly because it's for the nursery and the kids' room, but I don't want to go near the church with a fever. Our congregation is full of older people and kids, none of whom need to get what I can't seem to get rid of. Plus I need to do the newsletter before I leave. All I can think of is...UGH...I'm just not in any shape to do anything and all I want to do is take a nap!

I'm tired of being sick. A week from Wednesday we leave for California. We are flying instead of driving, but even so I'm not looking forward to the actual trip. I want to be magically transported to our destination in a split second and then, when our visit is over, I want to be magically transported home. No airport, no schlepping luggage and carry-on's, no driving, no packing and unpacking, no nothing...just visiting and relaxing. And, I need to start thinking about packing, but my head is so fuzzy I cannot think about what clothes to take, what jewelry to pack, will it be hot, will it be cold, will it be in between, what will fit, what is too small or what is too big (oh, yeah, that's a joke), what should I iron or not iron.I need to start making sure everything is done here for the time we'll be away. I have no energy or desire to do any of it.

I'm tired of being sick. I'm tired of being grouchy and bitchy. I don't want to respond to everything Tom says with "NO!" today when we were discussing what to have with burritos for dinner.

TOM: Do we have lettuce?
ME: Yes, do you want a salad? We have an avocado and I can make an avocado salad dressing.
TOM: No, that's okay. I'll just shred it up and put it in my burrito.
ME: NO!! You CAN'T put lettuce on a burrito!
TOM: Why? Is that a burrito law?

Bless his heart.

Did I mention, I'm tired of being sick!

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