It May Be A Whine, But It’s Also A New Post

The sick soon come to understand that they live in a different world from that of the well and that the two cannot communicate. ~ Jessamyn West

Things that have kept me from posting on schedule lately:

10. Snot. Snot coming out of my nose, making cracking noises in my ears, dripping down my throat and making me cough. Snot EVERYWHERE.

To catch the snot. (Photo from sxc)

9. DayQuil. Whoever said that this stuff will render you capable of doing anything other than lying on the sofa watching episode after episode of “How I Met Your Mother” while drowning in herbal tea and malaise was a damn liar.


8. Visitors. It just seems rude to bury my nose in the computer while I have guests in the house. Not that I have been a terribly effective hostess — please see #9.

7. Teething. I’m not teething, but there is somebody in this household who is. And when Sausage ain’t happy, ain’t NOBODY happy. Nor are they sleeping, enjoying leisure time, or paying attention to anyone or anything other than Sausage.

6. House hunting. Do you even know how many potential Homes Of Our Dreams there are on Redfin? So, so many. And I must look at them all. Multiple times.

It’s a fixer-upper! (Photo from sxc)

5. Writer’s block. Remember how, earlier in the summer, so many bloggers were complaining about writer’s block? And how I just kept on posting, tra la la la? Yeah. Karma’s a bitch. I think I’ve fried my creativity circuits. Or maybe they’re so coated in snot that they’re not currently functional: see #10.

4. There is no #4. See #5.

3. Wow, I really thought that I could come up with ten of these? How uncharacteristically optimistic of me.

2. I should have more coffee. And I’m due for more DayQuil.

1. Okay, I give up. Time to find some pictures now.

Look! It’s a garlic press! And I’m spent. (Photo from sxc)

56 responses to “It May Be A Whine, But It’s Also A New Post

  1. Oh, honey. I wish I could offer even some pithy advice…but I’ve got nothin’. You’re sick. And it sucks. Because your job still has to go on. Ick. 😦

  2. Snot can be such a hindrance. I hope you feel better soon. The blogosphere beckons.

  3. Competitive/Contemplative

    Let me recommend Theraflu in place of Dayquil. Similar ingredients, yet somehow makes me more functional. I like the flu and sore throat formula, which tastes like a cross between actual cider, and some sort of sour medicinal candy. Better than the dayquil taste for sure.

    • I’ll try that next time. I got the DayQuil because I sent Loving Husband out to the store and I wanted to make sure that whatever I asked for was something easily identifiable and unambiguous. He gets confused, poor dear.

      • Competitive/Contemplative

        well, we must always make it easy when we send the spouse out into the world πŸ™‚

  4. I hope you feel better, and good luck with the dream house, although the fixer may be a bit of a stretch, :-), get better soon.

  5. Yay – I’m glad you’re back! Boo – I’m sad you were sick. Yay – for house hunting. Boo – for teething.

  6. Kathy, I can so relate to this. I’m feeling your pain, sister. Wrote a post about this myself today although I think yours is way funnier. Get well soon and looking at those houses can drive you insane, but with a few coats of paint, that little fixer-upper could just shine.

    • I suspect that, in addition to paint, that one might also need things like “plumbing” and “floors”. We’re hoping to find a place that needs rather less work than that. Largely because I’m lazy and don’t want to deal with it. But it’s kinda fun shopping for something this expensive! $200,000? Psh! Chump change!

  7. sure. I was being sarcastic and didn’t leave one of those smiley things. Plumbing and floors vastly improves one’s way of living. Least it’s in the wide open spaces, so it’s got that going for it, right?

    • I caught you. As for the wide open spaces … well, we’re city-dwellers. We’re hoping to find a really sweet house with lots of inside room, a garage, and absolutely no lawn at all. That would be perfect!

  8. Nothing worse than a summer cold. Well, except maybe writer’s block. Oh, and houseguests. Uh oh. You’re doomed. πŸ˜‰

  9. Oh no!! I wish you speedy recovery!

  10. I had writers block recently. I was excessively lazy and re-blogged somebody else’s post. They were funny.

    • Ugh, I’ve been so miserable that I haven’t even been reading other people’s blogs. I’m trying to catch up, but people are just so PROLIFIC. I might have to re-blog just to buy myself time to read!

  11. OMG this made me laugh so hard (except the part about your snot. that is just plain sad.) But I can’t tell you how many times I set out to write a list post of 10 things and couldn’t come up with 10. But, here’s where I’ve always gone terribly wrong, I would always change the damn title instead of mining the comic gold like you did. Jealous.

    • I considered re-numbering, or putting off posting until I could come up with more, but I was lazy. I’m just glad that people find it funny when I’m lazy, because otherwise I’d be kinda useless. πŸ˜‰

  12. it is kind of scary that a fixer upper is 200 grand isn’t it? we recently bought a house and man did we look at some scary places cause that was all we could afford! Finally we just made sure the heat, well and electricty worked and bought whatever!!
    Feel better– Nyquil is so much sweeeter.. la la land. but with a little Sausage you are stuck being semi alert. I don’t miss the teething.. oh no. But mmm maybe I would take teething over a 15 year old having pms??

  13. Sausage isn’t even in school yet and you have managed to procure the first cold of the season. That is talent, not a talent you want, but a talent nonetheless. You should toast yourself with some Dayquil and lie face down on a Kleenex in celebration of your awesomeness.

  14. So nice to see you back in the blogging seat – and glad you could share your whine with us. It was a most lovely whine – really really delightful with a delicate angst and a nose of…
    Well let’s not speak of the nose – you can keep your snot to yourself!

    Oh I love that fixer upper you are considering. Quaint, rustic, old world charm, with the potential to be anything your imagination wants it to be….and at a price you can afford!

  15. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    Don’t you wonder where all those buckets of snot come from? I think it’s manufactured in the toes and comes out the nose after it fills the whole body.

  16. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    If you figure out how to make a fortune in blogging, will you sell your secret?

  17. There is a demon end of summer cold out there lurking like a creepy flasher. So sorry to hear that you got caught looking. I hope no one else in your household catches it — including your guests (unless you welcome that idea because you’d like them to leave sooner). Feel better!

  18. Kathy,
    You’re feeling better, that’s great… It’s back to school for us, which means we started taking massive doses of echinacea, and only touch our kids with vinyl gloves and breathing face masks.
    Le Clown

  19. I got stuck on #6. Don’t move. Stay put. Buying a fixer upper will trun your life into hell for the next year tying to do all the repairs. Yes, I do speak from experience. Feel better soon.

    • Well, we’re definitely moving — we’re done with renting, it’s time to own. But we may or may not buy a fixer-upper. Only one house that we’re looking at seriously requires renovation. We’ll see.

  20. #10 : That’s enough to squeeze out any creativity in me, literally! No drugs. No herbs. Nothing helps. Incidentally, HIMYM is my comfort TV show too πŸ™‚
    Hope you are better now. SM’s reggie post must sure have helped. Congrats!

  21. Hilarious. πŸ™‚ Hope you’re feeling better though. -hugs- Meeks

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