Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Good Advice

I fell off the Sven/exercise/good food/writing/healthy wagon last week. I think I just caught a bug. No, it was not a Curculio elephas or lesser chestnut weevil. I had a fever. Which makes me like the Energizer Bunny without any direction. I go full tilt ahead then forget what I was doing and crash to a halt. Leap forward a few paces then stop again. I even took time off work because I had the attention span of a gnat.

So I did nothing but play with the dog, clean the house and overstimulate the parrot(he's not used to me being home so much). We played loud music, danced around the house and crashed on the couch every couple of hours to stare blankly at the wall. Seriously. The wall is that lovely spiderweb colour. A few plants need to be pruned. Maybe I should hang some pictures.

I started a lot of conversations that didn't make sense. I didn't write. I didn't work on my library assignment and I most definitely did not go into the store to sell pet food. I was also very dizzy. That made me fall down a couple of times. The bruise on my knee is a lovely eggplant. Grilled eggplant is delicious. My mind wandered very easily.

So I whined to a friend about how productive I wasn't in any aspect of my life.

Her great advice - crash on the couch, drink plenty of fluids and baby the bug (still not a curculio)It was good advice.

I went back to work today. I wrote a scene last night and another one today. I finished my library assignment. And I came up with an indoor exercise program. All because I took Elen's advice and stopped fighting the fever. I was losing anyway.

Now, I'm playing with Nea's bug. A curculio elephas. But I'll spare you all the image of the long nosed chestnut weevil.


  1. Wow, sounds like you were really out of it. Glad you're feeling better!

    And being sick always deserves a poor baby and a pass from exercise!

  2. My work here is done. LOL
    Ooooh. Look what you got done!
    Glad you are feeling better, Miss Keziah.

  3. Definitely deserves a poor baby. Poor poor baby. :-(

    You can give me a poor baby too... I got my first gum graft yesterday. The next one is the day after Christmas. :-( Boo hoo.

  4. Jeez Cath, we chew our gum here in Canada. Seriously, take care of yourself.

    I exercised. This dancing around the living room seems to be more effective than walking the dog for an hour. It's all the jumping around. The parrot likes it too. He sings along. Loudly and out of tune but it makes me laugh.

  5. so glad to hear that you are feeling better. Aside from the weird feeling of it, coping with dizziness can be very exhausting. Might be some congestion going on there too, even if you don't feel congested. Take care of yourself.

  6. Ditto to all the comments above. Take care of yourself. Nothing worse than being sick around the holidays.

    All right, there are worse things, but that's still not a good one.

  7. Anonymous10:11 AM

    Well, I'm late to the poor-baby's, so here's an attagirl--for getting into it and getting through it and getting over it. Challenges, all. Stay better.

  8. I fell off the wagon last week too :(
    I considered chasing after it, but that damn wagon moves waaay too fast, so I figure the thing to do is wait until it circles 'round again and leap on as it passes by.

    gpfcmre - damn I'm out of practice. I have no idea.