Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Under The Weather





Here to report, I am officially sick. I caught the flu. I tried my best not to, (washing hands and/or using hand sanitizer as if I were Howard Hughes's twin sister.) I caught the plain-old-ordinary-run-of-the-mill-garden-variety sort. But, I don't care what they say, the flu in any disguise is beyond miserable. Runny nose, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, scratchy ear canals, and on top of the bargain, my right eye is all red and swollen. I'm up and hobbling around today, but yesterday I only got out of bed to use the bathroom. The Husband has been extremely attentive. What a doll, he made chicken soup from scratch, kept me in Kleenex, brought me fizzy water and Tylenol cold capsules. Let's hope this doesn't last too long. It hurts to look at the computer screen. God forbid! I'll try to visit some of your blogs today, but if you don't see me, you'll know I succumbed to the siren call of my sleigh bed! I snapped a picture so you could see how irresistible that darn bed truly is. Why bother to make it when you're going to climb back in? See the pile of used tissues (ew, gross) and my Kindle? (Another illustration of my reluctance to put this house in order, I haven't hung a thing on the empty wall over the bed yet.) Got to curl up with a good book when you're sick, I'm reading, Pilgrims by Elizabeth Gilbert, a short story collection I highly recommend by the author of, Eat, Pray, Love.

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23 comments:

Patricia Stoltey said...

Oh you poor thing (although I have to say that any woman whose husband will make chicken soup from scratch when she's sick is a mighty lucky lady). I hope you feel lots better real soon.

ellen abbott said...

See? This is why I shun humanity.

Hope you feel better soon.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

I hope you feel better! I woke up sick too, but I think you have it worse. Get some rest!

Crazy Mommy Katy said...

it was rice soup pilgrim.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Crazy Mommy Katy, it had a chicken base, I didn't say noodle, I ripped the pic off the net, so shoot me! lol.

lakeviewer said...

What a honey you have, making chicken soup from scratch for you. Get well. Rest. Drink lots of fluids. This too shall pass.

Joanne said...

I've been seeing more and more people sick in public, coughing with no protection, etc., so I had a good laugh at Ellen's comment. It sounds like you're in good hands, hope you're feeling better soon :)

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Hope you feel better soon! Nothing like the flu...ugh. Sounds like your husband is taking good care of you!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Jemi Fraser said...

Hope you feel better soon - get lots of rest!

Galen Kindley--Author said...

I'll join my fellow commentors and wish you the best for a speedy recovery. Take care, Elizabeth.

Best Regards, Galen.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh Elizabeth, I am so sorry that you're not feeling well! Take good care of yourself (sounds like hubby is already doing a great job of it:). I hope you are better soon!

Blessings,

Kim

Stacy Post said...

Elizabeth, I feel your pain. Get plenty of rest, lady. We'll miss you in the meantime, but it is certainly understandable. Get better soon!

Journaling Woman said...

Bless you! My granddaughter use to say "I will get you a bless you." (meaning a tissue) when I sneezed. So keep those bless yous cleaned up and get well soon.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Oh yucky! I'm so sorry you feel like crap!! Happy to hear you have such a good nursemaid hubby. Hope you're feeling much better soon.

Tabitha Bird said...

Get well soon. I'd be buried in that bed of yours. Looks divine.

Marguerite said...

Get well soon, cher! A husband who can make chicken soup from scratch? Wow, now that is cool!

Cloudia said...

Enjoy your sacred healing space.



Aloha, Friend!


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Nancy said...

Ohhh nooo! We have evaded the dirty devil so far. I hope you feel better soon. Sending some Emergen-C your way!

Now go crawl back in that warm and cozy bed.

jdcoughlin said...

My baby was sick last week. She got the couch and the soup and the blanket and the oj. I'm hoping I don't get it. Always do, but hoping this time I'm stronger. But if I had your bed I would crawl in and read and just pretend I was feeling low.
PS Stay down one extra day, give yourself the chance to really get well.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Oh nooo! I so hope I don't get any of the flu funk this year (or any other, for that matter). Feel better SOON!

Lauri Kubuitsile said...

Disappointed that photo of the soup is from the internet- it looks yummy! I love the symmetry around your bed. Before we're done here I think we'll all know your home inside and out. :)
Get better soon!

staceyjwarner said...

it sounds cozy and nice, being sick even though sick is never fun, you are being taken care of...that is nice.

You recommend PILGRIMS? Sounds good! I haven't had any time to read lately...yikes.

much love

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, my gosh!!! You can write such a fabulous post with photos, humor and book recommendations when you are positively ill??!!!??? You are unbelievably wonderful!!!! I certainly do hope you feel better soon!!!! You'll be much in my thoughts!! Love you, dear friend! Janine XO