Toast, ginger ale, and BBC America

I relapsed into cold/flu miserableness two days ago. Today marks 2 weeks since the whole thing started. In that time, I’ve:

  • Consumed more toast and “green tea”  ginger ale than I have in the last 2 years
  • Discovered, for the first time, BBC America’s quirky daytime programming, featuring: people who try to find treasures amid the Trash in the Attic (if only); people who try to find bargains at a flea market and resell them for a profit at auction (they almost never do); two plucky British ladies who clean up the filthiest houses you have ever seen and can’t believe people would live there let alone allow it to be filmed; a hotelier who goes into troubled inns and B & B’s and helps the owners turn them around (very interesting — who hasn’t thought about running a B&B?), and the invariably foul-mouthed chef, Gordon Ramsay, who, in two different programs, tries to turn around failing restaurants and runs his own restaurant (“The F Word”), training newbies in the process.
  • Dosed myself, at various times, with 6 different OTC meds
  • Gone through 2 boxes of lotion-infused tissue — and counting
  • Missed at least 4 days work (it’s times like these I’m especially glad I don’t have to report to a real office)
  • Infected my husband, who perhaps reinfected me?

I’m sure this too shall pass. But until it does, I’m one miserable wench. And my house is a wreck — maybe I’ll have to rethink the British cleaning ladies. (Is it better to die of embarrassment or dirt?)

Spring is not the best of seasons.
Cold and flu are two good reasons;
wind and rain and other sorrow,
warm today and cold tomorrow.
Whoever said Spring was romantic?
The word that best applies is frantic!
~ Author unknown


  1. robbie said,

    Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Poor wench. To be sick on such a beautiful day makes it that much worse. Haven’t you caught on BBC the lady who analyzes a person’s diet and poo just to tell them he/she is too fat and must change eating habits? That will make you feel better!

  2. WritingbyEar said,

    Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    So much for healthy eating and downing a handful of supplements every day. These viruses are just so awful — last year was terrible and this year’s two in a row is the pits. I feel like such a wimp. Mike keeps going to work, and I can barely muster the energy to lie on the couch instead of in bed.

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