Friday, January 21, 2011

Back Among The Living



How ironic that my last post Tuesday night was talking about making a deal with the 'devil' to stay healthy until a certain age and I then woke up a few short hours later with a flu that hit me like a brick wall. In the wee hours of Wednesday morning I was ready to promise ANYONE anything if they would have just made it go away. It was the worst flu I've ever had in my whole life and I now understand how people die from the flu.

SUNNY side ~ I lost 7 lbs (which I'm sure will come back with a vengeance as soon as I am feeling better)

Dark side ~ I am left with terrible sores in my mouth and a tongue that hurts when I move it

SUNNY side ~ one more day at home in bed, with my laptop, Banjo curled up beside me, watching Ellen

Dark side ~ work piling up on my desk, e-mails in my in-box over flowing, voice mail messages on my phone when I return to my office Monday

SUNNY side ~ I'm pretty sure Wayne will bring me a lovely Tim Horton's Steeped Tea this morning to drink in bed

I hope your weekend is filled with nothing but SUNNY!
xo Catherine


7:27 am update: Yup ~ he did. Thank you Stanley ~ you're the sweetest! :)


27 comments:

Lin said...

Oh NO! I sure hope you are feeling better today! Poor thing. It's a good thing Banjo is there to help.

Deb said...

Thanks for your sweet message and you get better soon. We women do not have time to get sick. All the best with that.
I woke up this morning with the calico on my chest. I said "Good Morning, Smudgie." she immediately started to purr so I think she likes it. :) Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5 Scratch under the chin to nurse Banjo.

It's me said...

I hope you feeling better soon !! poor you......love Ria,.....xxx....

Brian said...

I sure do hope that flu bug is gone and leaves you alone now! Have a restful weekend.

amelia said...

Oh you poor thing!! How utterly miserable!
Here's to a speedy recovery!
xoxox

S. Etole said...

Hope your strength returns quickly and that you have a peaceful week-end.

Hot Rocks said...

Oh how awful! I have heard that there is a lot of that going around. Get rested up and I hope you feel much better soon. Our furry pals are always wonderful to have near us when we are sick...good company!

Libbie said...

Hey there! I saw you had commented on Yuoshi's (sp?) blog & so being the snoop I am I read it & saw you had the flu so I came over to wish you better!!! Ooooo that tea is calling my name! That was sweet of your husband! I am sure I will ht Starbucks sometime today :) I need to get to the store but it is so cold I don't feel like bundling the boys to go...but looking at your tea gives me some warm incentive :)

Glad to here you are all cuddled up & relaxed & making the best of your time in bed! Hope you are feeling MUCH better & glad your honey is taking good care of ya! :)

exiledwildcatwoods said...

Hope you are on the med - having the flu is not a fun way to spend days off. I did get a Cannon Rebel with the lenses you suggested - still trying it out.

Becca said...

Oh that's terrible! I hope you start feeling better by the weekend. Sounds like you are being well cared for by Banjo, Stanley, and Tim Horton's Tea! Rest well. :-)

4smartmonkeys said...

So sorry you had to deal with such a terrible flu! UGH! Glad you have a lovely husband and cozy cat with you.
Take care and hopefully you're feeling way better tomorrow :)

BumbleVee said...

Oh nooooooes......

It's crappy to feel crappy...

Sure hope you are feeling much better and very soon.

Big hugs..

Vee

CatherineLovesRoses said...

Dear Catherine,
So sorry to hear about your flu...It´s so annoying!!
But so happy to hear there are so many sunny sides in your life!! I´m sure the tea your husband brought to you, will be the best remedy and tomorrow you will feel so much better!!!

Lots of hugs and kisses my sweet friend, get better very soon!!!!

Sarah Knight said...

This has been a crappy week, hasn't it? You got the flu, I got the cold from badcoldland... I imagine it was a good week for drugstores, soup aisles, and pillows.

I hope you feel better soon!
: )

Sylvia said...

So sorry to hear this, Catherine, hope you're feeling better soon !
I had the flu a few years ago, I thought I was going to die :-(
I had to stay in bed for 3 days.
Enjoy your tea !
Hugs,
Sylvia

Betsy from Tennessee said...

So sorry you got so sick, Catherine. I have always felt that I would get sick WHEN I truly needed to stop and take some time off to get well. I worked 24/7 back in the day --and never stopped. BUT--when I would get sick, I 'had' to stop and catch up on the rest and relaxation.. I always thought that it was just 'meant to be'... I don't know if YOU needed that rest ---but maybe you did. Take care of yourself and get well. Don't go back to work too soon.
Hugs,
Betsy

*Ingrid* said...

Hello Catherine I wish you a beautiful weekend and hope you are better now!special picture!!

BeadedTail said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! Cuddling with Banjo and having your sweet hubby bring tea are very nice perks to being so ill!

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

Oh, feel better soon!! I'll bet that tea hit just the right spot. What a sweetie of a husband you have. Tell Banjo to take good care of you! xx

Tanja said...

I hope youre feeling a little bit better now, Catherine, It is always nice to stay in bed with Banjo near you but you can enjoy that more if youre feeling better and not sick.

Have a nice weekend and take good care of yourself.

Greetz
Tanja

Ann said...

Oh no, not you too. Everyone has been getting hit with that nasty bug. Enjoy your day at home in bed with Banjo and the laptop. (Hey that makes getting sick almost sound like fun...lol)

YHOSIE said...

i hope you get better soon catherine!
im trying to get my body and soul back too :D

the coffee looks yummy!!
sweet husband :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Oh Catherine! I'm so sorry you are sick. I had the flu two years ago and even now when I get a cough it is an awful rumbling sound. Take it easy over the weekend...The work will still be there next week...

(hugs)

Stacey Dawn said...

Soooo sorry you've been so sick! Sure hope you feel better very, very soon!

Connie said...

Get lots of rest and TLC!! *Sends you some vitual chicken soup*

Feel better soon Catherine!

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

I am so sorry to hear that you suffered that much! At least, you had sweet Banjo to keep you company and keep you warm. And you got your Tim Horton's Tea.

I've been away for a couple of days and am trying to catch up with all my friends blogs.

I hope you are feeling all better now.

Kerri said...

So sorry to hear that you've had the flu. Hope the worst of it is over for you!

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