Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Sneeze, Cough, Repeat!

My new year started with a box of Kleenex, Sudafed, a pillow and a blanket. I'm sneezing, coughing, my head is stuffy, my nose is raw from blowing it, and I could be a Nyquil commercial. I think I need sun :)

This morning I woke up feeling cruddy...a lot like I did when I went to bed last night. So, I put some clothes on, went to the store and bought all the ingredients to make a big pot of cabbage patch soup. Once I put it all together, Rick kept stirring it and I went to bed. Though it hasn't healed me, it has warmed me up (it's my internal sun).

My dear friend Kathi turned 50 while we were in the Bahamas and her family had a surprise party for her last night. I missed it...no one wanted my sneeze particles on the appetizers. I called her during the party to wish her my best (Rick added his two cents worth and asked her if she got her AARP card in the mail yet). That is when you know you're getting old. When AARP sends you an application. Have I told you all how excited I am to be invited into that club? 50...sounds like a great age to really start living :)

I've been sitting at the computer for about 5 minutes now and my head is throbbing so I'd better go lay back down again. I have a Christmas tree to take down tomorrow and Thursday is chemo day for Rick so I need to start feeling better, ASAP. They don't like it when I'm at Seattle Cancer Care with Rick during his treatments and I'm coughing and sneezing. It frightens the patients.

Don't be afraid to pursue your dreams. If you can dream it, you can do it! Right now, I'm dreaming of a cleared head and a clean house...

Love you more,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Doreen and Rick,
I love your new picture, you both look very rested and you have that nice Bahamas color. I want to wish you both a Happy New Year!!! I hope you get to feeling better Doreen. I think the climate change can really kick your butt.

Dreaming you well,