Tuesday, October 17, 2006

On the mend

Thank you, dear friends, for your concern & kind sympathies. Yes, I am feeling better- although I’m still stuffed up, the fever is gone & I’m not so tired. I’m back at work & everyone has kindly stayed away from my desk all day. I believe this has less to do with concern for my delicate state of health or the amount of work I have to do, than the desire to avoid catching my cold. Then again, it could be because my ears are stuffed up & I can’t hear the phone ringing or anyone asking me questions, so they think I’m ignoring everyone!
I have to share a funny story from my second nap yesterday. Yes, I took two naps yesterday- I went to sleep after my first dosage of cookie therapy & was awakened by Sam at 2:00 pm, reminding me that I needed to pick up his prescription at Target & that he needed to go the Barnes & Noble for a new book. When we got back home, I had another dose of chocolate chips & Nyquil, & snuggled back under the covers for a little rest. I was dreaming of working in my yard, using a squeaky wheelbarrow; as I slowly awoke, I realized the squeaking sound was real- very faint, but coming from nearby. I lay very still, trying to locate the sound; but it had stopped, so I went back to sleep. Just as I was drifting off, I heard the faint noise again- I sat up in bed, looking around for the source, but of course it was gone again. I got out of bed & went to the window, thinking maybe it was the breeze, whistling thru a crack in the sash. I secured the window & crawled back into bed, determined to get 10 more winks before Chris got home. I listened intently for a bit, then slowly began to relax- & I heard it again. Coming from the bed. Coming from me. Yes, it was the dreaded “Nose Whistle”! I started giggling, then laughing- the cats left in a huff, & Sam poked his head in to make sure I was okay. I told him what had happened & we both got a case of the helpless giggles- this is how Chris found us & why I got little sympathy for the rest of the evening- he thinks we are certifiable.


Stefaneener said...

Oh yeah I've done that! You're not crazy. . . well, okay, maybe you are. But it must have been funnier since you were hopped up on drugs. Poor cats.

I guess it's good that you're back at work -- you could threaten to sneeze on anyone who came near you with work.

Charity said...

Oh, no, not the Nose Whistle! Glad to hear you're doing better. :0)

Tulabell said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, it seems like so many people are getting sick. Turn of weather I say, but of course health professionals say it has no effect. And of course you get sick when you are the busiest at work, don't you? That's my luck too.

Sorry I've been so busy at work myself with short staff, and then we were on vacation last week, so I haven't had much chance to read up lately.

nejyerf said...

at least you weren't whistling a tune!!