I’ll take a bad cold over a gastrointestinal virus any day of the week.


Things I did today despite my scratchy throat, runny nose, low-grade fever, and general feeling of malaise? Got up, ate breakfast, cleaned the bathroom, did a load of laundry, made my bed, chopped up a bunch of vegetables for spaghetti sauce, went to the National City PNC ATM machine, waaaaaaaitedd in a looooonnnnng, slooooooooowwww line at the post office, went to work and actually managed to muster enough brain power to translate some horribly convoluted requirements into a fairly clear specification. I think. I may change my mind on that, i.e., “what was I thinking?”

Things I did two days before xmas when I had the gastrointestinal virus from hell? Lay on the Green Couch and sucked ice chips. (I think I have used the word “lay” correctly there. If not, I’m sure Mrs. Commander will correct me.)

Okay. I wrote everything above this sentence this morning. Now, after a full day of work I am still ambulatory but I am draaaaaaagggginnnnng *ss. I didn’t take any sick time last year until the very last week of the year and I do NOT want to start out this year by taking sick time. I need to publish a big great gray green greasy trenormously long limpopo document tomorrow. Thank the gods it was basically finished weeks ago and all I need to do is review it one last time to check for any gotchas. But I still have to do it.

Here at the Landfill? There is a mess in every room and the Christmas tree is still up and I wouldn’t be surprised if there is rodent crap around again. I do not have the energy to deal with any of it.

That is all,
The Abominable Kayak Woman

P. S. I need Kleenex! I don’t usually need Kleenex so I don’t usually buy Kleenex!

6 Responses to “I’ll take a bad cold over a gastrointestinal virus any day of the week.”

  1. Old Horsetail Snake Says:

    Seems to me that just about this whole post could use “abominable” for an adjective. And you used it only once. You’re tough
    young lady.

  2. Margaret Says:

    Colds are exhausting and sap the energy and good intentions out of everyone. Kleenex–does anyone buy it? I use TP and then my nose gets as red as a cherry and as dry as the Sahara. Quite attractive!

  3. Uncly Uncle Says:

    Try the Kleenex with Vicks in it.


    Kleenex® Brand Tissues with Menthol
    Kleenex® Brand Tissues with Menthol

    Made with three soft layers of tissue and a soothing menthol-eucalyptus scent. Especially refreshing when you have a cold!

    – UU

  4. elizabeth carter Says:

    Lie. I’m pretty sure its lie. “people lie, animals lay” something like that is the way to remember it. A lady told me: since I have to tell people to lie on the Xray table I’ve had a little bit of experience with this.

  5. kayak woman Says:

    “Lie” would be correct in the present tense but I was using the past tense. I think I have used “lay” correctly here. It just looked odd to me. I have a worse time with “bring” and “take” 🙂

  6. elizabeth carter Says:

    Bring and take … oooh that could be funny, never thought about it, not going to start either it’ll drive me nutz.