YESTERDAY I SAID I WAS TOO SICK TO DO ANYTHING – Marilyn Armstrong

Glow little glow worm — glimmer — glimmer —

We are off to the doctor. Garry is deep into sore throat country and I’m just coughing. I had the sore throat earlier. It’s still sore, but I no longer feel like someone cut my throat. The microbes have moved to my chest.

Finally, the doctor comes around.

Meanwhile, since my contractor — the one who was supposed to fix the window and the front wall — has vanished, I’m looking for another one.

I bet they are sick, too. We probably GOT sick at the mall.

What IS it with these guys? They want work. They advertise for work. They complain online about how poor they are — but they don’t show up for work or even estimates. The don’t return emails or phone calls and they are NEVER in the office. Maybe they would be LESS POOR if they actually showed up to do the jobs for which they contract? And answered the calls for work? And gave estimates and then — dates to work?

At least I didn’t pay this one up front. It’s nice to be merely frustrated as opposed to out of money.

I’ve got another guy coming Monday. When I said I was sick and said “Um, I would prefer to NOT get a cold … so … like … how about Monday?”

I said Monday would be excellent, especially since I still thought today was Thursday and the doctor was tomorrow. I’ll either be better by Monday or in the hospital working on breathing without machinery. I’m expecting to be better though. I really hate when I breathe and I get that crackly bubbling noise. It sounds like I’m breathing through suds.

Glimmer. Glimmer.

More mall. People still come, but it’s not crowded . Maybe on Black Friday? To be fair, this mall has NEVER been crowded. It’s always empty yet it’s been here for a couple of dozen years.

Is that bubbling noise in my bronchial tubes anything like actual glimmering? Do people glimmer? Are my lungs glimmering? My throat is store, my head hurts and I don’t feel smart, capable, creative, or anything other than tired, tired, tired. There isn’t a pill on earth that will make me feel better.

Today we were supposed to get weather in the 70s with bright sunshine. The temperatures are really in the 40s. It’s grey, dark and probably going to rain. I believe we skipped right past “the nice day” and moved into nasty weekend weather.

I have more than 500 pictures I took over the weekend, mostly of the Curley’s show, but a few others. I’ve processed a bunch, but there are so many it will take a while. Lots of duplicates, too.

Mostly what I’ve got is a fierce headache. It’s going around, which is why the doctors are slammed with patients. If it’s going around, we’ve probably got “it.” I often think we should never leave home at all. It’s safer that way.



Categories: Art and special effects, Health, Humor, Medical, Photography, Seasons

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52 replies

  1. Colds suck big time, esp when one has lung issues. Get better soon.

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  2. Hey.. what’s my glow worm song doing here?? Those little critters surely get around.

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  3. I’ve had a sore throat most of the week, so I sympathize. One of the benefits of telecommuting is that I didn’t infect a bunch of people. I felt like Hell, but I didn’t cause others to do so as well. Except on Tuesday. Of course, I drove to the Cape last night, and it didn’t get above 45 all day today. It rained. Oh well, so much for the nice weather making me feel better πŸ˜‰

    I hope you and Garry are feeling better and get over this early spring cold soon!

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  4. I hope your tubes and your window are fixed very soon, Marilyn.

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  5. I am sorry you are sick. So far I have avoided this, but it is circling. I’d like to gently suggest glimmer is not the correct word to describe your misery. Nice try.

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  6. Feel better. My friend in C. Springs had strep throat another recovering from some bronchial crud. I guess it’s the time of year..

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  7. Sorry about the headache. Sincerely hope your feeling much better and soon. LOVE what you did with the photos! Absolutely love them!

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  8. Truth alarm: I am WHINING. WHINING BIGLY….

    – iT’S APRIL 13TH. FRIDAY, THE 13th.
    – where the hell is spring?
    – It’s overcast and cold outside with rain all set to come in from the bull pen for yet another day. Stay away!
    – Marilyn and I are about to go out in this crappy weather to see our PC. We both have dreadful colds, topped off by
    VERY sore throats. Must be a Russian conspiracy.
    – Marilyn is trying to find the window replacement guy who disappeared from the face of the earth after a consult
    and assurance he could do the job and do it well. Only thing done — he is MIA. What is with these so called
    trustworthy home repair folks who say they want business but are as trust worthy as our Pols, the weather and beisbol relievers?
    – BOO-HOO!

    – HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, EVERYBODY!

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  9. Do what the doctor says, get lots of rest, stay away from malls, and feel better soon!

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  10. I remember the song, it’s a nice one. You probably picked up the bug from the mall. Give yourself a break and take it easy.
    Leslie

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  11. All I can say is get well soon, but that is relative. Doesn’t sound so good at your end. And please don’t sneeze to much when you are on the computer, those virus things can spread.

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