Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Dear and Gentle Readers, yes I am indeed writing this at stupid o'clock in the morning. I can't sleep.

I should have know I was getting sick Monday. That is my normal hunting-gathering day and generally, I'm completely organized, coupons paper-clipped to my list which has which items I'm getting at which store and which coupons to use where. My usual rounds are Kroger, Dollar General and Aldi's. (Shopping note: Kroger for double coupons up to a dollar off; DG for cleaning, name brands are always cheaper if you are willing to be flexible and they accept coupons, making it even less expensive such as Snuggle Fabric Softener for $1.00 with my $2 coupon; and Aldi's for odds and ends and snacks.)

I stumbled through our newly remodeled huge Kroger's throwing random stuff in my cart and had to make several circuits of the store. I then gave up and went home. The thought of putting away all the food made me even more weary.

Because I don't need to share the details, let it just suffice to say that I've spent too much time face down, staring at the Scrubbing Bubbles gel sticky-on stuff in my toilets these past couple days.

I also have a pretty good fever; when I was a kid, my mom always told me, she knew I was sick when I ran a fever, otherwise I was healthy as a horse.

I spent a good bit of the day dozing on the couch with Luna, today. I have a million things I want/need to do to get ready for the holidays and I did nothing, except throw in some laundry, which is still busy getting wrinkled in the dryer.

Now I'm wide awake, sweating my ass off even though I'm wearing boxers and a tee shirt, and can't sleep because my stomach is feeling like a whirly-gig.

Getting old is not for sissies. Used to be, if my stomach was twitchy like a whirly-gig, it was the tequila spins.

These days, it's just plain old flu.


Have the T-shirt said...

ewwww, poor you! Take it easy, all that stuff will wait.

Ronni said...

I've got a cold, but yours is worse...hang in there...

judemiller1 said...

This sounds like you had the Norvo Virus (the kind that runs rampant on cruise ships) without the cruise. I had it last Christmas time--took me days and days to get any strength back--everytime I tried to get from bed to chair, I was dizzy and sweaty. Glad you are finally getting better. Hope Mia doesn't get it.

Darr said...

Hey Babe,

Sorry to hear you are so miserable! I had a 24 hour stomach thing Wendesday and spent pretty much the whole day in bed, miserable. I am so glad it wasn't longer, so I sympathize with your ongoing misery. I hope it's better soon! Of course now I feel a cold coming on, but such is life with a preschooler. Feel better, Broad!