Radiogurl a la Carte

Monday, Sept. 19, 2005
I Speek Tiypo

You know some days you should just stay in bed. Today is apparently one of those days.

Actually things sort of started off all right. I woke up on time, got up and got my bath, finished up a handful of dirty dishes (mainly glasses) leftover from last night, and managed to make myself a breakfast that was Atkins compliant. I put it into a plastic throwaway bowl and headed out the door right on schedule.

Things went downhill from there.

All of two steps onto the porch and the bowl upended. I had to go change. Therefore I was late and had a mess to clean up. As I finally left, I realized I'd locked my house key inside the house. (I keep the house key on a separate ring from my truck keys.) I didn't bother trying to get in then, figured I'll deal with that at lunch time or after work today.

None of that put me into the best of moods when I arrived today at work. Throw in everything else, and I can't talk this morning - have been sputtering out the equivalent of typos about every third word. Somebody send me a writer. At least I can more or less read, even if I can't be trusted to ad-lib my own name without screwing it up!

The day isn't all bad. I got a matching set of Daily Drivel buttons from Art. (Thanks Art - you have NO idea how much I needed that reason to smile!) and I've got another package waiting for me at the post office (a DVD player.) I just wish I didn't feel physically like crap.

I guess I should be getting back to work. I didn't do anything all day yesterday, just lolled around on the sofa most of the day. Slept late yesterday morning and went to bed on time last night. You'd think I wouldn't be tired today. Unfortunately I feel instead like I haven't slept in a month and I'm running a fever. If I'm not feeling better by lunchtime I'm going home. This place won't collapse if I go home a couple of hours early but it WILL have a problem if I land in the hospital for not taking care of myself.

Fortunately I do know how to get into the house without the key. That's one thing I learned a while back. Good thing, since it looks like I'm going to get to practice the technique in a little over two hours. Maybe sooner at this rate.

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 - )