Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sick and tired of being sick and tired

I have The Cough. It is lasting forever, just like it does with everyone else, so I have no room to complain. But it is disconcerting that my children and all my friends, upon seeing me, first say, "You look EXHAUSTED." I mean, I am, but that doesn't mean I want to LOOK it.

Yesterday was Hubby's birthday. We celebrated with cake, crab legs, and the memory of throwing huge chunks of money at the plumber so we could have 2 functional bathrooms. Less than festive, but he is loved, even in a low-key manner, and even though he has a wife whose idea of a great afternoon is running all the errands and catching a quick catnap in the Giant parking lot so she can drive home without causing a major traffic accident. Yes, I napped 10 minutes from home. I was between stops, and could barely lift my head. "Ah, now I can go grocery shopping!" --how the mighty have fallen.

On a slightly odd note: Jake's skin rash remains, and the vet is sure it is an allergic reaction of some sort, and although it is highly possible he is allergic to the dog, he may also need high-protein, low-allergen food. So I bought some. The label reads, "With Chicken/Avec Poulet"...and I just wonder, do ALL cats speak French? Is that for their benefit? Would not surprise me all that much.


Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Sorry you're not feeling good. :-( Sometimes I have to take a 10 minute nap in my car on my lunch break. It's all I can really take, because I need the other ten minutes to walk back & forth & gasp in some food, but it still helps.

Funny on the cat French! I'll have to ask Sugar.

Christine said...

Well, Jill, later this morning I was petting Jake and I asked him: "Parlez-vous Francais, mon chat?" And he did purr, especially loudly. So I guess he UNDERSTANDS French. But perhaps to save my dignity he did not try to continue the conversation, because my middle-school French would not have carried me much farther than that.

Victoria said...

Oh my... I forgot entirely to post a Happy Birthday message to Mike on FB... will go shortly and do that before it becomes any more belated than it is already!

The real reason for this comment is to wish you a return to 100% health soonest! And to offer a suggestion for a future post because your sense of humor could do it justice, I'm sure! How about a post along the lines of "HOW do they pick those words for Word Verification anyway?" Every now and then one is 'almost' a word that MAYBE even has some relevance to the comment I'm posting... but not today when the "word" is motoce which is just bizarre!