Monday, January 24, 2011


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 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.


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!

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!!