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Still Kicking (Barely)

You’ve probably been wondering where I’ve been. Come on, admit it. Well I was hit with THE sinus infection from H-E-L-L. Actually, it began with a sinus infection but the 3 hour wait to see a doctor via Urgent Care is probably what did me in. There were dozens of people that were very sick also waiting to be seen and I just don’t think my immune system could ward off all those other “germies”. Stayed home for three days and had to come to work today to teach a class. Now that I am here though, I see that there is only ONE person enrolled. Why was this not cancelled???? And on Valentine’s day no less! I am tanked up on meds and will muddle through it I suppose but I am not happy about it!

Also, as I was home sick, it became apparent to me that my dear feline friend of almost 17 years, is really on his last legs. He does not appear to be in any pain but he has stopped eating and drinking now. I will have to keep an eye on him and at the first signs of distress I am going to need to make a decision. Please keep him in your thoughts. He will be 17 years old on March 17th and was with me when I first moved out on my own. He has been a good friend and has been through lots..including the L.A. Riots, the Northridge quake, the So. California wildfires. He has seen it all!

In spite of everything.. it is HEART’s day! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and spend it with someone you care about.

Till tomorrow..


The Dreaded Tickle

Well, as much as I have tried to avoid it, I feel a bit of a cold coming on. That annoying throat “tickle” introduced itself late yesterday and although I nuked it with steady quantities of vitamin C and chicken soup.. the tickle remains. So this afternoon, since I felt whiney and cranky over losing the battle, I decided to get some Thai soup to “burn” it out of me .

Picking up my to-go order I was immediately irritated that my order was not ready upon my arrival. Again.. I was already cranky so this did not sit well with me. THEN, my Thai tea was not ready either. I mean come on, it’s T-E-A. After paying for my meal, the man working behind the counter gave me an origami rose. This rose was constructed from the paper wrapper of the straw that was sticking out of my styrofoam tea cup. How creative is that?? I immediately felt somewhat silly and then it dawned on my that happiness can be gained by such a simple thing. Shame on me for being so impatient.

I am keeping the rose and will think of it fondly as I moan and groan on the couch tonight. Oh, and by the way.. I never did pick up my book club book last night. I picked up a Dean Koontz page turner instead and then hit the sack early. The tickle, you know..

Till later,