Careful . . .don’t get too close. I have pain in by head and a runny dose. I am staying home from work today and so I have hours of time to kill while my white blood cells do their thing.
I sent out an email today to almost everyone on my list of contacts in my hotmail account. Perhaps someone is reading this right now who has never had the NewlyWards experience before. Welcome, Buenos Dias, Bon Jour, and Jambo! Ita daktari!
It is a sunny day here in the hot and humid STL, but the AC makes it cool in our house. The sun shines through the translucent green leaves of the trees around our house; it is quite wonderful really. I am listening to “Dedicated to You” from John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. This CD was introduced to me in college, not by my jazz profs, but by my friend Kelly. From the first notes of this song I was in love! Not with Kelly, but with the lush baritone of Hartman’s crooning voice and the tasteful ballad-playing of Trane and the rhythm section. These songs have new meaning for me because now, I am actually in love with my beautiful, Sarah. Sarah, this blog entry “like my heart and me are dedicated to you.”
Being laid up sick makes me think of my grandmother in Chattanooga who is laid up sick. However, she is in a nursing home receiving care for a staph infection in her knee, and I just have the sniffles. My grandmother is a pistol! Despite her age, She works constantly and has a strong mind on her shoulders. One day, she will put in a full day’s work of household chores, then go to bed and wake up the next day in glory. Thank you grandma for your faith and your love!
So, I am spending my sick day at the computer, surfing the web (mixed metaphor) and drinking lots of water. Fluids are the key! I ran out of Halls Defense Vitamin C lozenges (too little, too late I suppose) yesterday before noon. My wife bought half a watermelon this weekend. I hear that watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamin C. So, instead of drinking O.J. I think I will sit down with the water melon on my lap and a giant spoon and eat the entire thing while I get watermelon juice all over the keyboard and spit seeds at the monitor.
Here’s two questions to feed some commentary:
1. What is your cold conquering technique?
2. How do you like to spend your sick days?