Mr. Moon got home last night and I was so glad to see him. He had tales of the trip and we ate our supper and all was well. I'd been feeling a little funky yesterday. Sneezing some, some congestion, a little sore throat, a little headache. I had planned to pick up August and Levon from their respective schools today and stay with them until Jessie got home from training at the hospital and I told her in a text what was going on but I assured her that it didn't seem like much at all, not to worry!
And Mr. Moon who'd been having the same sort of symptoms since last Friday (remember when we went and got Covid tested?) was still having them but he slept very well and I slept as well as I could with a giant cat inhibiting the pulling up of covers and trying to burrow into me from various angles but every time I woke up I could feel that my congestion was worse and so I sleep-worried and when I woke up this morning I knew that whatever I had I did not want to take it over to Jessie and Vergil's house. I called Jessie and left her a message, breaking into tears with my apologies. I was a damn mess.
We decided we should go get tested again so back we drove to Monticello but this time there was no frivolity or shopping or lunch, just signing in, getting swabbed, and coming home.
We are both negative.
So we do not have covid.
And we're not very, very sick. We're just a little sick.
And neither one of us has done much of anything today. I worked some more on my overalls and in one of the places I've patched they are probably now impermeable even to the passage of arrows should I get shot in the breast by an archer.
I've thawed out some turkey and rice soup that was in the freezer and that will make our supper.
I just read that Ronnie Bennett Spector died. Some of you may not know who she was but all of you would recognize her music. I don't think she had an easy life. She was married to Phil Spector for a time and I think he virtually kept her prisoner. I do know that Keith Richards and Ronnie had a sweet romance in their very early days and he wrote so lovingly of her in his book. The Stones toured with the Ronettes in the sixties and Keith said, "...I fell in love with Ronnie Bennett, who was the lead singer. She was twenty-years old and she was extraordinary to hear, to look at, to be with. I fell in love with her silently, she fell in love with me."
In a few paragraphs, Ronnie was quoted as saying, "...to be honest, those were the happiest days of my entire career."
On their first tour of the US, the Stones didn't do very well and Mick and Keith slept on the floor in Ronnie's mother's house in Spanish Harlem. Ronnie took them to see James Brown at the Apollo and after that, she said, "...they went home and came back superstars. Because I showed them what I did, how I grew up, and how I went to the Apollo Theater when I was eleven years old. I took them backstage and they met all these rhythm and blues stars. I remember Mick standing there shaking when we passed James Brown's room."
Keith again- "We were twenty years old and we just fell in love. What do you do when you hear a record like 'Be My Baby' and suddenly you are?"
It's still a damn fine song. One of the best. I think a lot of us are thinking of that lead singer tonight, and Keith Richards is probably one of them.
Very glad it's not Covid and thank you for putting it up front. It's possible to have a virus without its being Covid but it's hard to remember that.ReplyDelete
I'm amazed at how easily you got tested. Here it's make an appointment if you're lucky. And home test kits are unobtainable in stores. I've ordered a couple of two packs. They'll arrive second week of February. Oh well.
Anyway I hope you'll be well soon. The soup will help with that.
Yep. I feel better today than I did yesterday. Jefferson County, which I have mentioned is large geographically but tiny in population, has been great getting its people vaxxed and now tested. But here's something that is SO Jefferson County- almost none of the workers at the testing site wear masks. It is outdoors (drive through) but still...Delete
Back when that song came out, cute little box suits were in style and just a bit of leg jiggling was all that was necessary!ReplyDelete
So glad you two do not have the damned Covid! Try to keep it that way! ❤️
Yep. Those girls were pre-Supremes. They were dressing like they were going to church. Sexy church, but still- church.Delete
Awww everyone had a crush on Ronnie, she put up with a lot in her life, Bless her. I remember that part of the book too, I was jealous of Keith, I was jealous of Ronnie.ReplyDelete
That particular cold virus thing is going around a lot. A trickster! Maybe sent in as a weakener by big guns covid. Sorry, sleep - sleep sleep.Sleep seems to be the thing!
Yes- jealous of both of them. It just sounded so sweet when he described them falling in love or she talking about how her mother made breakfast for Keith and Mick and Keith always said, "Thank you, Mrs. Bennett." You have to wonder what she thought about those two boys.Delete
Sleep is right. Glen keeps laughing about having "two naps" before he finishes the first page of the newspaper. And that's right after he gets up!
Sorry to hear you are both under the weather. How can we even know what a *normal cold* is, nowadays? The video.......I clicked the button, sang along and knew every word just like the old days! RIP Ronnie! Sleep well and hope you feel better tomorrowReplyDelete
Wasn't she something?Delete
I know- who can tell whether we have a cold or a version of the covid virus? We can't unless we get tested.
Better not to give the boys the cold.ReplyDelete
They really do not need another one.Delete
Glad it's not the Rona, we're all sick here too with similar symptoms you mentioned, but no Tests to be had here, so we only speculate what it might be? Better to know one's status and err on the side of caution so as not to pass it along tho', whatever it is. Feel good soon. And yes, RIP Ronnie.ReplyDelete
I'm going to be really cautious and try not to spread whatever this is. Life is hard enough for everyone now.Delete
I knew all the words to that song, too, just now when I watched it. How the outfits have changed!ReplyDelete
The outfits are almost retro-cool at this point.Delete
Oh, that's a drag about your congestion, and I'm sure it stressed you out. But at least it's not Covid!ReplyDelete
I was utterly unaware of the Ronnie Spector until Eddie Money's song "Take Me Home Tonight" came out in the mid-'80s, and Ronnie sang on it. That was the first I'd heard of her, believe it or not!
Had you never heard "Be My Baby"? I'm not sure I've ever heard the Eddie Money and Ronnie recording. She was recording with Keith on 9/11!Delete
I didn't know who she was but I remember the song. Her marriage to Phil sounds like a nightmare.ReplyDelete
Oh it was. She said she drank just so she could go to rehab and be out of the house.Delete
I've been offline again for a few days so I'm just catching up. I'm so glad you tested negative for covid!ReplyDelete
Oh my. That song brought back such memories. How could I not have known her? Glad you got a negative result on the test!ReplyDelete