Monday, November 15, 2010

Why Drugs Are Good

I shouldn’t even tell you why I haven’t blogged for a week, because if all of you readers are like my family members, I would get no sympathy … only scolded and nagged and scolded some more, simply because I haven’t blogged.

I will tell you … but I demand some sympathy.

It started last Monday.  That little sniffle feeling in my nose and the tickle in my throat.

By Wednesday, my voice was gone. Completely gone.  My family was ecstatic and I received the “point and laugh at mom because YAY, she can’t talk!” comments.

I put up with this until Friday, when I decided to drag sick self into the doctor to get some drugs.

I knew what it was.  I get the sinus infection which then turns into bronchitis about once a year.

Saturday, thanks to the antibiotics, I was starting to feel human again  and I could speak with a croaking voice.  Today, I’m still croaking badly but I feel much much better.

So let’s talk a bit more about sympathy now.

On Thursday, my sister, (Casserole Carol) emailed me to nag ask me why I haven’t blogged.

When I told her I was sick, her response was and I QUOTE, “You are now a public figure.  Your blog is read by millions and you owe it to us to speak at least twice a week!!   No excuses—neither rain, sleet, snow, nor gloom of the night, shall keep you from your duties….or colds or rugrats.”

On Friday, after I spent the entire day sleeping, coughing, hacking, and whispering because I had no voice. my sweet, considerate and oh so wonderfully sympathetic daughter Rachel told me, “Mom, you need to blog.  You might be sick and miserable, but nothing is wrong with your fingers.  You can type so you need to blog”

Also, on Friday, my sensitive and caring daughter, Jen, called and after telling me she couldn’t understand what I was trying to whisper to her when she asked if I wanted to go shopping at Kohl’s so that we can take advantage of MY 30% off everything in the whole entire store coupon that I received in the mail, said she was going to take Rachel and go without me. (wow, that was a loooong run-on sentence)


So, let it be known family members.  The next time I get sick like this, I’ll blog for you but in return I want:

1. some sympathy.

2. some chocolate cake

3. a constant supply of warm compresses for my exploding face.

4. more sympathy.

5. a stack of movies from Redbox.

6. a good book.

7. a little more sympathy.

8. a parade with clowns and floats that go up and down the driveway a few times a day.

9. another 30% off everything in the entire Kohl’s store coupon to use whenever I darn well feel like it.

10. some real homemade chicken soup and not ramen soup.

11. a constant supply of milkshakes and/or coffee depending on what my throat feels like.

12. pumpkin pie sounds pretty good too.

:)  I love my family and I know they love me …. especially when I have a 30% off Kohl’s coupon.


Ok, for all of you readers, I will now show you a picture of what I’ve been doing for the entire week that I’ve been absent ….

aanothin I am back and in the next few days, I’ll have a new winter pattern ready to show you. 


Happy Day everyone and thank you Jonas Salk for the penicillin.


Darlene said...

Wow, you've been busy!!! So incredibly productive - it's simply mind boggling how you got so much done while attempting to blow your nose and beg for sympathy. ROFLOL

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Take care Cathy!

paulette said...

Poor Cathi!!
You just go back to bed and I will mail you a nice big milkshake and pumpkin pie..all the way from Canada. It may take a few weeks but they add so many preservatives that I'm sure it will still be fine and won't make you take care!

The French Bear said...

Awww, poor you...I have the cough bronchitis thing...not happy but I hear ya, some chocolate and a few gifts would be nice!!!
Hope you feel better soon!!!
Margaret B

Anonymous said...

Well it's about time! (so much for sympathy from the family) OK let's get some things straight.
1. If I had known you needed chocolate, I would have made some and sent it to your...Really!
I even had homemade chocolate brownies left over from the holiday open house on Saturday. If I had known I could have driven over and given you some. Sorry, I let you down.
#8 There was a parade with clowns and bands--It was on Thursday, Veteran's Day in Beaver. So I arranged that for you, but you just weren't interested.

Anyways, I hope you are feeling better. I was going to call you and arrange to go to lunch with you this week....but you can keep your sniffles and cough to yourself for a little longer please.

It's so nice to have you back in blog land again. I missed you pithy comments.

Caserole Carol

Laura said...

Glad you're feeling better! I'm in the same boat and got a similar response from my kids, but they're all under the age of 4, so it's a bit more expected! Maybe we should have a sick quilters retreat where we can all stare at our sewing machines and be pampered by retreat center staff?!

Anonymous said...

You have been missed!!
Wish you better .Lin

Barbara said...

Awww gee I'm so sorry that you've been so sick. I used to start out with the sinus infection and onto the bronchitis too!! And the coughing! Felt like my toenails were coming up. I so understand and sympathize. I hope you get better soon.

Hugs XX

Bari Jo said...

Welcome back - so sorry you were so sick! Missed you! Can't wait to see your new design... :O) Bari

Annie said...

Cathie...I enjoy your humor and creativity so much!...You were missed and hoping you will feel better soon!...Blessings...annie

Granapple said...

I missed you. If I had known you were sick I would have sent you some wonderful chocolate from one of Buffalo's fine chocolate shops. Do you like sponge candy?

Anonymous said...

Hey Granapple!
What's sponge candy??

Casserole Carol

Tolentreasures said...

Too funny! My family does the same thing. They can drop kids and projects and obligations on me like crazy and then wonder why I don't blog it all. They read it more than anyone else does, I think. I get the same thing...only twice last year. Really nasty and I too feel it coming in my nose. Also get no sympathy, only if you would slow down this would not happen from the same ones that dump everything on me.

Take care!