Thursday, February 25, 2010

The flu, part two.

I just woke up from a long afternoon nap on the sofa and it seems to have done me some good, except that I've woken up with a very sore throat, but I can live with that. I do feel like eating a big bowl of vanilla ice cream and I don't have any of that handy, so that is kind of sad. I'm drinking a cup of coffee now and will have a cold glass of milk next. I just didn't want to neglect my caffeine intake. I'm still plugged up and it feels like there's an elephant sitting on my chest and I generally feel like a wet dishrag, but I do feel a bit better. I think that nap was good for me and helped me feel better.

I'm afraid that Tyke is becoming awfully bored with me, because except for cuddling and petting him, I'm not much fun to him right now. I don't do anything interesting, because I just don't have the power to. It wears me out to do anything exhausting. He has his toys and Gandhi and they do play together and this morning they were galloping through the apartment like half broke horses. I was afraid of the furniture getting smashed. This was after I caught him chewing on the remote control of the TV, which now only partially works. Oh well... Every once in a while he drags one of my shoes out and I've been able to catch him on time every time. So there are no casualties there yet.

The weather was great today, but, of course, I didn't get to enjoy it. It was 10 degrees Celsius outside and that's practically springtime weather. I did stand by the back door on occasion when I let Tyke out back and felt how nice it was. I do dare think that winter is over now and that we are on our way to spring.

In the meantime, I keep watching the Olympics and have the TV tuned to it almost non stop. I watch whatever they show, even ice hockey. In a half delirium I watch Canada play Russia and I can't keep track of where the puck is, because it moves so quickly across the ice. What I really like to watch is the new sport called Ski Cross. That's so much fun. I could watch that for hours. I do fall asleep while watching the TV and wake up at odd hours, but it doesn't matter if it's night or day, I just sleep whenever, though I do sleep more at night, I think. It must be habit.

While all of this is going on, our government has fallen and we will have new elections on June the 9th. We're all very curious to see which parties are now going to gain the most followers and the most votes. The city council elections are in March and will be a good reflection of the political climate. Of course, political campaigning is going on like crazy. It started the minute the government fell. Everybody climbed on their platform and soapbox quickly. I've never heard such a bunch of nonsense being propagated. Where in the world do they get their screwed up ideas? They must be desperate to talk in sound bites to get on TV and not think about what they're saying. There are many loads of bullshit heard, mostly pronounced by semi-muscular he-man lilliputians. I am glad, though, that I get to vote for the party of my choice twice. Voting is such a privilege.

The Exfactor is coming here tomorrow to get some groceries for me and to walk Tyke and to help me clean up the apartment a bit. Well, help me? I won't do much. My sister is so sweet. She came by with two potted hyacinths today because I am sick. I've set them on the windowsill and will watch them grow and bloom.

Have a great evening! I've got to watch the Olympics.



aims said...

How does that saying go? Starve a fever and feed a cold?

Remember to keep your fluids topped up and try to flush whatever germs you have in there out of your system. Orange juice also sounds pretty good (or perhaps a orange and vanilla ice cream float?)

Get better my friend!

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. Hope you're OK tonight.

I'm very worried about your shoes! If I were you they'd have been locked up pronto. I really couldn't cope with so many of my possessions being destroyed. But I know love is blind ...

We must have elections here in May at the latest. The TV will be unwatchable! I can't stand any of them.

I'm so glad you have willing helpers. It takes the weight off your shoulders. And Tyke will wear off some of his energy which will probably be a relief all round.

Bearfriend xx

Maureen said...

Oh I am so sorry to read that you are sick.... yes, many people around here have a bug as well. Take care of yourself. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Wisewebwoman said...

Lock up the puppy chews (remotes, slippers, socks, underwear, shoes, boots, etc.).
I'm glad he's going out tomorrow, he needs a good run to work off the energy.
Take care of yourself, my friend..

Connie Rose said...

Re: your national politics, welcome to the U.S.A.! Nothing but bullshit, Obama notwithstanding. They spend all their time and money on bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, while 95% of this country is hurting big time. It's a travesty. Politically, I'd rather live just about anywhere else than here. Can you tell I'm on my soapbox today? Read TOB today. XOX

Babaloo said...

Whenever I have a bad cold like that I feel like drinking litres and litres of orange juice. It's probably my body telling me it needs vitamin C, pronto!

Hope you feel better soon!

Oh, and hyacinths are lovely. I've got 6 now in various pots all over the garden. Maybe I should bring one inside...

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