Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I do not know what has infected my being but, apparently, I'm providing a nice, cozy environment and it has decided to stay for a while. I (still) feel miserable, but I'm thanking my lucky stars for several things today:
  • PG, for skipping work to take care of me
  • Zane, for his super-happy, contented demeanor and for his habit of sleeping through the night
  • Miss Diana and Miss Victoria, for taking such wonderful care of Zane today (on my day off, while I was at home)
  • Tylenol Cold
  • Crisp, clean sheets on my bed
  • A long, hot shower
  • Plenty of accrued sick leave
  • Leather sofas that are cool on a feverish body
  • Remote control television
  • Non-stop, smutty entertainment on BravoTV; and
  • Wireless internet

Also, I heard a story on the BBC World News this morning about a political dissident in Burma who was on the run and in hiding, and who had not seen her 7-month-old daughter since she was 4-months-old. The details of the story are hazy...I was still groggy from last night's medication. But, it struck me how lucky we all are to live in a country where we can disagree about politics, openly criticize our government and leaders, and still not live in fear that we will be separated from our family because of that dissension. So, I'm thankful for that, too.


Anonymous said...

You may have lupus.

Keysgal@QuietWater said...

Who the heck is Anonymous? and why are they trying to diagnose you with Lupus? Hope you are feeling better tonight. Too late to call you tonight so will talk tomorrow. Hugs

LMP said...

I have a feeling anonymous is kidding. S/he must be because you obviously have The Consumption. Buuuuuuuuuut seriously folks, I hope you feel better soon. It's such a drag to be sick and being sick as a mommy is worse, in my humble opinion.

*pab said...

I have a feeling Anonymous may be your brother...he said he lurks around my place, but never comments. After our lively political exchange by email last week, he threatened to actually comment. :) If it ISN'T your brother, then I must have a really pervy (medically-attuned) stalker. Hey, at least The Consumption has not affected my smart-assness