Saturday, December 11, 2010

Move over Iris...

Iris has only one eye. She rests it quite often.
Here she is tucked into the blankies on 'Daddies' side of the bed.
Tell me she isn't spoiled rotten.

Moochie is disgusted with the tucking and coddling of her sister, Iris. Quarrie is melted down into the comforter. He almost looks flat.

Here are the other two that make up our Quintet of fuzzy felines'. On the left is Mac and posing oh so handsomely is Beau. They are nestled atop their cat tower which is at the end of our bed against the window... so they can watch the birds in the feeders placed strategically for their best amusement . But they're not spoiled.

I am sick...again, or still, I can't decide. Since going to work for the school system I have been ill in such a continuing manner that I really don't know if I ever am 'well' in between bouts of sinus infections and colds. This time I can't stop coughing and I'm concerned its walking pneumonia...I have had it 3 or 4 times throughout my adult life and this sure feels like it again.
Bob has taken over for me and is doing laundry that is piled really high, and bringing me food when I can eat. He actually has a bad cold, but he won't let it stop him. I try not to, and didn't miss work, nor last's night faculty Christmas Party, but I should have stayed home. Damn Scott's blood..!! I had already paid for the tickets and was going to get my money's worth !
Two weeks 'til Christmas now and no time to get things done..
like shopping and decorating..and Christmas card writing...things I always looked forward to when I had the time to do them. Now, alas, it seems a chore.
Maybe its just cause I feel so crappy...maybe if I get through this sick time, I'll get the spirit. We are in for more bitterly cold weather this week, and that isn't helping. This time its warming enough to rain, then turn to sleet and drop into the 2o's again.
Move over Iris, I'm getting in.


Becky Mushko said...

This is what I don't miss about teaching—kids sharing their germs. Plus they're always coming up with new ones. Hope you feel better soon.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Aw, you poor thing. Claudia, try taking vitamin C every couple of hours. It's water soluble so you'll pee out what you don't need. Then every single time you go in the bathroom, gargle with Listerine. The gold stuff. Doesn't have to be that brand. Think drink lots of orange juice. I mean a lot; throughout the day. Claudia, I swear by this. I used to be sick all the time. It was embarrassing I was sick so often. I tried not kissing people, not touching people. Then I developed this "treatment," and knock wood, I haven't had anything bad in years. If I start to feel something trying to get me, I immediately do this and it either knocks it right out or I'm only sick for a very short time. Hope you feel better soon!

the brother said...

I recall hearing of a cure known as the Deacon's Pledge. All you need is a candle, a dark room and a bottle of good brandy. Light the candle and stare at the flame while sipping the brandy until you see three flames. Blow out the middle flame and go to bed. I'm told you will sleep like a log and will feel better in the morning.

Anonymous said...

Becky,as a know what I'm dealing with..Deb, I will really try to get more vitamin C in me..and I have gargled alot with salt and hot water for sore taking that airborne stuff and echinacea,which helps the immune system.. and my brother,oh wise man that you are...I bow to your advanced age and infinite wisdom, and will pledge like crazy this weekend!!
Will you come down and make sure I am pledging right???
Thanks all, and miss you bro.

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