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