Thursday, January 3, 2013

So Far, 2013 Is Not My Best Year

Oh Jeez. It is not starting out to be a good day. I feel like shit and have spoken to the nurse at my mother's assisted living about four times. Or maybe five. I don't know. My brain is not working. Besides the rash, my mother is now having pains which the nurse at the AL wants her to go to the ER to be evaluated for. And I can't take her. So Saint Mr. Moon is taking her.

And it's raining. And chilly. I hear a hawk calling in the side yard. And I feel fucking useless and I don't know how to be sick and I've probably given this to the boys because I kissed all over them yesterday, especially little Gibson who can't fight me off when I go into kiss mode and in fact, reaches up for my kisses with his lips.

I'm just a mess.


  1. fix some hot tea and snuggle on the couch or bed and stop worrying about the rest of the world. worry about Ms Moon getting well. the rest of the world will fare just fine til you get better.

  2. Oh my, I am so sorry. I think sometimes sickness is our body asking us to rest. Rest up and when you are better, I will figure out how to contact you privately to give you my info. So I can get in touch with your daughter in Asheville (if she wants) and we can give her a tour of the brewery. I would love to do that.

    Feel better soon.

  3. I hope you feel better soon. I hope your mom get diagnosed correctly and she be feeling better soon too.

  4. I am the worst patient in the world, and the biggest germ phobe I know. Physical illness triggers the mental crap with me.

    I'm sure you'll be better soon, and those little ones will be fine too. My pediatrician told me not to worry, it was their job to get and become immune to all the viruses out there, it is only a matter of when they get them, not if. They come from strong stock :)

    So far 2013 is not my favorite at all either. I can't even talk or write about it beyond the whiny draft post, where it will likely stay. Life can be so freaking hard.

    It's cloudy and dreary here, glad I soaked up yesterday's sunshine. Thanks. I'd make you soup if I could.


  5. organic apple cider vinegar with honey, one tablespoon of each stirred together, works wonders to cut the head cold. or it did for me. a cup of hot tea and honey, a warm blanket, and you wrapped in it, works wonders too. your mom is in the most capable of hands with your sainted husband and hon, you can't take care of anyone else till you take care of you. i wish i could come mother you some. instead, i am sending armfuls of love. feel better, dear mary.

  6. Well, (in addition to everyone else's advice) I think you should go fill your most excellent bathtub up and throw some epsom salts or baking soda in and have a bath. Then get into your oldest and ugliest and most comfy PJ's and sleep until Sunday.

  7. My wife has the mung here. Coughing and stuffed up head. Hope that you feel better soon. Rest and more rest, okay?

  8. Lemon and hot brandy, an excuse to drink hot brandy.

    And kleenix with the lotion in them so your nose doesn't fall off.

    XXXX from afar,


  9. I love a good negative assessment on the third day of the new year. Screw everyone who writes of fresh starts, new resolutions, etc.

  10. Ugh! Isn't life fucking grand? Feel better soon!


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