Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Back .. weaker but still smiling

Thank you, to those who sent your well-wishes during our recent run-in with the virus known as the wish-you-were-dying flu.  Trust me, it has the swine and bird varieties beat all to pieces.  This stuff could kill a rhino. The front page of the local paper informed us two weeks ago, that they had opened an unused wing of our local hospital because it had reached epidemic proportions here in the area.

We are back among the land of the living, but I've got to admit it was touch and go there for a few days.  One day I was thinking I might die, and the next I was afraid I might not.  I was so miserable I didn't even want to be in same room with myself, and the LOC* was most definitely not volunteering for the privilege either.
(* Lovable Old coot)

He did, however, helpfully offer to open windows, turn on ceiling fans, and spray with room freshener every five minutes ... while looking decidedly green around the gills himself.

But we survived, although we have now bought stock in a major plastic garbage bag manufacturing company, and taken out a smaller interest in sterile gloves, and Clorox wipes (and all things Clorox, for that matter).  Just to be on the safer side (you are never really safe from this wretched ailment - and yes, I got my flu shot the first week they offered them) we bought an annuity invested primarily in Kaopectate with options on Imodium AD, and settled down with a little side mutual fund vested heavily in Lysol disinfectant.  I do believe we are now both domestically, medically and financially prepared to weather the next bout.  

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In the middle of all this, I did not open my email for several days and when I did there was a completely unexpected and fun little surprise awaiting me.  A national blog/talk/radio show had invited me to be interviewed on their program.  (Quite honestly, I had never heard of blog/talk/radio - what is that anyway?)  Well, I guess I will find out, because the producer said he "loved my style" and plans to interview me by phone next week.  He asked to do it this week, but I politely explained that I was indisposed.

Anyone who doesn't think God has a since of humor just needs to spend a little time around the old scatter - otherwise known as the Young ranch. You will either go out of here laughing uncontrollably or running for your life.  Maybe both.

Me, I'm just going to bed  ...  in my weakened condition, I cannot afford to get too excited about anything.  :)

Until next time ... your weaker but still smiling friend ... Marsha 



  1. Glad to see you back on deck and the sense of humour back in business again. Hope you all continue to improve. How did son cope during your illness? Congrats on the celebrity status.

  2. So glad you are on the mend, but take things easy for a while so it has no chance of coming back! And, congratulations on the interview! That's quite an honor and you will be a hit, I'm sure!

  3. I'm so glad to hear that you are back in the land of the living, although a bit battered and bruised. Take it easy and get lots of rest until you are completely well. Congrats on the interview!

  4. So glad you're feeling better! Dang flu. At least it didn't knock out your sense of humor. =)

  5. Congratulations on the interview; I am sure you will knock their socks off with your wonderful sense of humor.....
    Glad you are feeling a little better; please take care.....

  6. Glad to hear you're improving, but please don't overdo too soon! Keep us up to date of the interview; maybe we can listen in!

  7. Wow an interview, that is great...enjoy, enjoy. Everyone else will.
    So sorry about your sickness, oh my! We haven't even heard of the flu down here this year with our unseasonable warm weather. Blessings and continual healing.

  8. I'm glad you're on the mend, Marsha. Congratulations on the interview! That's so exciting.

  9. So glad to hear you are feeling better. My husband and I had the flu at the same time two years ago. We would converse by moaning and were sure that we would not survive!
    Congrats on your interview! Will it be local or something we can all tune into hear?

  10. So glad to hear you are feeling better - sounds as if it was a particularly nasty flu. Hope you fully recover really quickly.
    Congratulations on the interview - that sounds very exciting.

  11. Glad you're on the "other" side of the nasty flu.
    Awful. Awful. Awful.
    Now you're soon to be a celebrity.
    Any way we can hear you?

  12. I believe you are the only person who could get me to smile about the flu!

    Glad to hear that you're feeling better. Don't be a hero and try to get back to *normal* too soon.

    An interview?! WOW! That's great. Keep us posted.


  13. Hope you are continuing to recover and getting the bounce back in your step!

  14. Glad you are feeling better! sandie