Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Keep Hoping---

It was be so nice to be able to post a real good report one of these days. If you're like me after I while you just don't think you should talk about being sick anymore. You know how it is? People will ask you how you are feeling and you hesitate, wondering if you should tell the truth or fake it? Just about the time you go ahead and say , "Well, it hasn't been the best week...I feel lousy" they will respond with something like "Are you STILL sick? Have you seen the doctor?", as if that will solve everything.

Of course you've been seeing the doctor for 28 yrs now and they just don't have an answer. The average person out there consuming all those commercails for pills to cure everything from bad moods to zits to anal itching just can't seem to fathom that there is no miracle cure for these illnesses. Sigh.

And so sometimes when they ask I refrain from saying much---but I don't want to lie so I don't say I'm well. I've contemplated about the "I'm fine" bit. What's fine anyway? What does that mean exactly? When I think of fine I think of fine art, beautiful paintings, a fine piece of furniture, a fine ---- Well... It also sometimes brings to mind "a fine mess", seems that's the title of a movie. Then there's fines you pay. I'm not fine. I'm ill. I'm tired, incredibly tired.

If I do say I'm fine will they next expect me to skip down the road or do a whirlwind cleaning through my house? Probably.

Perhaps my husband, who also has these illnesses, has the right reply? He says, "I'm average." Hmmm.... Yup. I think that will become my new standard reply too.

In case you're wondering I'm not feeling so on top of the world today... doo da doo da and no zippity.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Lapsed in Space ??

Oh my! Where does time go? I noticed the date of my last post here and about fell over! Here I thought I'd posted just a bit ago and there I found just how wrong I was. Sheesh! Well that means either I've been very busy or very ill... hmmm.... seems it's been a bit of both??

So where do I begin? How to catch you up? Can I even remember that far back? I doubt it with my memory lapses. I've been lost in space, the space of time out there that seems to fly by when:

  • you're wondering about money source aka how to get some income
  • you're wondering what these symptoms mean, are they really new ones? or just old ones
  • with a slightly different bent
  • you're spouse is ill too
  • you've got a teenager with typical teenage angst
  • you're shoulder is frozen and hand numb and you've forgotten how to type one-handed

I'm not sure which of these constitutes the biggest excuse...er um... reason. Take your pick? I've been having all of the above.

So there you go, my reasons for lapse of appearance here. I will try to do better.

Oh, P.S. In between all of the above I have also been working on some new bumperstickers and t-shirts which are up on my cafepress sites (see my website link to the left there to find the shops) and a few more to come soon! I've also been trying to reteach myself how to use some of the software programs I haven't used for a while. My brain melts down memory if not repeated often enough it seems...