Monday, January 24, 2011

It's...ALIVE!

My friends, I live. It was touch and go there for a while...but I have pulled through and am reasonably confident the good Lord has released me from the grips of death, otherwise known as the flu.
Oh, it was bad. I haven't been that sick in years. There was one night that I seriously considered calling someone to take me to the emergency room. I don't think I've ever had the flu before (if I did, it was as a child). I never want to have it again. From now on I will be among the first in line to get the flu shot.
By Saturday morning, I could tell I was returning to the land of the living. I had gone five days without drinking coffee (that's how you know I was REALLY sick). I got up and thought to myself "Self, I think I want some coffee."
I went into the kitchen (which hadn't been used in more than a week) and pulled the carafe off the coffeemaker to fill it with water. As I went to place it back on the burner, I jumped back and screamed. My eyes were met with the most appalling sight...there was a NEST of roaches in my coffee maker! A whole cluster...a gaggle of them, if you will. The vile creatures invaded not only the sanctity of my home, but they even entered the Holy of Holies...my brand-new coffee maker! You can mess with me, but don't mess with my coffee! I grabbed paper towels, crushed the vermin and immediately called an exterminator.
And so began my reentry to normal life. It was a rude awakening. I hope to have happier updates for you from now on...but let's be honest...January hasn't been the best of months so far. Here's to February sucking less.

5 comments:

Elisabeth Firsching said...

So you hopefully have left the bad side of this year by now!!! Are you sure, you would need the flu shot? I could imagine, that your body has successfully done his job and has put some little warriors into your bloodstream, that would protect you eventually for a couple of years!

All the best for you! You will make it, you´re the boss!
Elisabeth

Laurie said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! You may be right about my immunity...generally I don't like the idea of getting the flu shot. But the other part of me doesn't want to take any chances. Thanks for the well wishes!

Shanna said...

1. I can't believe you squished them. The crunch of a roach is almost as bad as the sight of a roach.

2. Heres a fun FYI: a group of roaches is actually called an "intrusion." I'm not making this up. Is that apropos or what?

Carissa said...

Ai Ya! Oh my goodness . . . I have the heebie jeebies from here! I pray that the exterminator is thorough and effective! And definitely start getting in line for the flu shot! I feel the same way as you - I had it once (not even as bad as you) and I don't EVER want to have it again!

Ulovebeth said...

You should have prepared me for that. Dear me. That is scary!!!!
I have the most frightened look on my face that won't come off!!