185 - The Light at the end of the Tunnel

Day 3. I feel better. Thank you for all of your well wishes, they must have helped.  =)

And before I forget, though I'm pretty sure 90% of you already follow Ian (and therefore you already know), Ian has posted an interview with moi on his site The Daily Dose of Reality. So if you don't feel like you know me well enough, head on over and see if I can further break down that TMI barrier! ;)

Speaking of... I was in and out of the bathroom all night last night, whether as a result of the State of the Union address or my illness is a matter of debate, but I'm finally past the worst of it, and I think my fever has also abated. Sometimes my fevers come back at night, but for now I think I'm out of the woods. I'm at home again today, because after everything my body has gone through in the last couple of days, I'm pretty worn out, and I don't want to pass this on to anyone else (well, maybe one or two people... spiteful? me? nah.).

It sucks that all of my sick time for the year has been used up and I didn't even make it past January. If we got two weeks' sick time like we used to this wouldn't be a problem... but get sick once or twice and you're done. I know, I know... grateful to have a job... but when you had something and it was taken away it still sucks...

So I finally ate solid food this morning -- peaches and cream oatmeal. Well, actually, last night I ordered some wonton soup, which is semi-solid. It was by far the most disgusting wonton I've ever had... usually wonton is either good or it's just bland, it's never really nasty... this was nasty... They put egg in the wrapper with the pork. Who does that? I'm not Chinese, but in all my years as an eater of Chinese cuisine, I've never had egg in wonton soup. Have I mentioned I don't like eggs? It was a rather nasty surprise. And the broth wasn't tasty, it was like salty water with cilantro... yes, cilantro... what kind of fucked up recipe is that? Wonton isn't Thai food. It just doesn't work. Suffice it to say, I tried a new restaurant, and I won't be ordering from said restaurant again.

I've lost a little over 3 lbs. I assume I'll gain it back when I start to eat again. But maybe not. Is it sad that I'm even a little happy about the prospect of losing weight? But fucking hell -- shouldn't I get something out of this???

Things I've learned from staying home for three days:
  • The neighbors dogs are annoyingly yappy
  • The squirrel who lives in my neighbor's tree runs across the top of the fence all damn day long. Since I've been typing this one sentence, he's done it twice... and there he goes again...
  • There's an awful lot of utility work going on in the 'hood
  • A lot of more of my neighbors are home during the day than I realized...
  • When the commercials are more amusing than the actual shows, there is nothing good on tv (still... I love the Charlie Daniels Geico commercial)
  • Daphne is co-dependent... wherever I go, she goes... I love my cat, but I want a moment alone... Gracie understands that... Daphne doesn't...
So, probably gonna take another nap, then eat something, then nap again, then eat something, then nap again. A girl could get used to this...


  1. Quite happy to know that you are starting to get some relief. I thought I was catching something from you and Kristy but it appeared to be a 24 hr thing, thank god.

    You know what they say about Chuck Norris and sickness, right?

    All of Chuck Norris' white blood cells have black belts. This is why Chuck Norris never gets sick.

    Oh and one last thing...thank you so much for being the labrat...errr I mean my interview subject for this week. I think it went very well!

  2. Holy canoli, you are out of sick time already? That frikken sucks! It's funny the things that go on throughout the day that u don't get to expereince unless you're home on a week day like that. My neighborhood is definiltey different on a weekday as opposed to a weekend!

  3. I am soooo sorry you had such a rough night!!
    I hope today is better for you. I loved the interview!!!!!

  4. Ah yes, as quoted in your fabulous interview, I see you used your favorite curse word so you must be feeling better!!

    Squirrels are crazy animals - like they are nuts or something!! 8-) Get back to work soon or I'll pester you with stupid jokes.

  5. Glad to hear you're feeling better. I know all to well the perils of daytime TV. She is cruel mistress.

  6. Ian - Glad you dodged the bullet! Really glad!

    MHM - Yeah... we only get a week now, so it goes fast.

    LM - Luckily, I can sleep during the day or I'd be a wreck...

    Greg - Oh my... feeling queasy again...

    TS - Yes she is... yes, she is... Today is a 'how the Earth was formed' day, which is pretty interesting

  7. I read one blog once and the girl wrote that she was one stomach flu away from her goal weight and I spit coffee out through my nose!

    Glad there is an upside to your sickness.

    Stopping by and now following you via Ian!

    I can not belive you got to visit the set of the Gilmore Girls. Best Show Ever!!!

    I wish they made more soundtracks. I love the one that they made!!

    Feel Better Soon!

  8. WOOHOO http://www.thegirlnextdoorgrowsup.com/ makes your 50th follower! :)

  9. GNDGU - Set of GG was definitely a highlight for me. It's one of those shows that will never show its age.

    Ian - You're almost more excited than I am when I get new followers! lol

  10. No, I'm just excited when my friends hit milestones! :)

  11. Glad you're feeling better! Great interview on DDOR by the way!

  12. I'm really glad you're feeling better!

    The interview you did with Ian is amazing..I can't believe the amount of work it takes!

  13. I found your blog through Ian as well. I love it! You are so full of piss and vinegar... reminds me of me, when I was young. Now, I'm too darn intimidated, but still quite pissy. Keep up the good work.

  14. Glad you're starting to feel better! Shoot the squirrel.

  15. ABAO - Thank you!

    Sarah - He's got talent, that one.

    MA - Piss and vinegar? I like it!

    AA - I would LOVE to shoot the squirrel... but I may need to eat it when the Apocalypse comes, lol. Actually that fucker (or some of his buddies) ate part of my house one year, so it's truly living on borrowed time.

  16. I am so very glad that you are feeling better! I was worried you poor thing!

    Also, L-O-V-E-D your interview with Ian. You are a very intelligent, witty woman. It was a great read the whole way through