Monday, Jan. 03, 2005
Loop de Loop
Am I dead yet? Because I sure feel like I should be. This cold - or flu, or whatever - is kicking my butt in a big way. I didn't go to work and won't be going in today.
I'm trying to work from home - in between death throes and mountains of kleenix and cold meds. I'm a lightweight when it comes to medication. While aspirin no longer renders me unconscious, cold meds still leave me completely loopy. Okay, granted, I was already completely loopy, but that's besides the point. Makes it tough to be Solemn Newswoman when your body goes one way and you brain goes another
A note on my last entry - I still don't know what the object in the picture is, but I know what it isn't. It's not a cell phone. I don't own a cell phone and nobody here owns a cell phone. However, I'm willing to concede to the possibility that aliens invaded my bedroom just long enough for me to snap the picture and they left their Star Trek tricorder just inside the frame.
And I assume you know that the previous line was written with tongue so deeply embedded in cheek that it's borderline piercing. I'm taking cold meds, not LSD.
You know, my timing is getting better. I made it through Christmas without getting sick. I think that's a first in a long, long time. I'd rather be sick for New Year's than Christmas. Though I know it was all those sicko relatives that gave me this stuff when I was there for Christmas - if I'd stayed home and played Scrooge I'd still be healthy. Oh well. It was worth the trade-off just to get out of here for a little while. If I keep telling myself that, maybe I'll believe it, particularly with my current, chemically-altered mindset.
Youngest Daughter came back last night, so my peace and quiet is over once she wakes up. Though honestly I think she'll avoid me. This zombie routine went out with Michael Jackson, pre-molestation charges. It's just gauche to hang around with a cadaver these days.
Hey, I told you I'm loopy when I am on meds!
I'm headed back to bed, in hopes that after an hour's nap I'll be able to wake up and hopefully get something worthwhile accomplished, though at this point I'm not holding my breath.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )