22 November 2008

Plenty of Nothin'

It's a good thing today is Saturday. Because I barely made it through yesterday, and had absolutely put up with as much of the end of the week as I could. If today had been Friday, I would have had to call out sick and therefore upset the delicate balance of the universe at work where they think that it *may* be OK to call out sick if you are literally in a bed in intensive care with tubes coming in and out of you all over the place.

But it is Saturday, so I have been able to just relax, knit, watch TV and movies, and then watch Notre Dame snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. In spite of that last thing, it's been a pretty good day. I have been able to engage in my coughing fits in privacy, therefore not bothering anyone else, or making them think I'm infectious. (Well, a couple of times the Garden Kitty was startled and had to run downstairs, but I don't really count that.)

Yes, I still have The Cough That Will Not Stop and Has Now Caused Me To Pull a Muscle So That It Really Hurts When I Cough. The rest of the cold/bronchitis/crud/whatever has cleared up. So my plan for the coming week is to see if I can get in to see the doctor again. Because I don't get to see enough doctors on a regular basis ...

Moving on.

Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes to The Tim. He was quite pleased. We had a very nice day together on Tuesday (both of us took the day off), with birthday cake and presents in the evening. Then last night, we celebrated again with Karen and Sebastian. So I think it was a successful birthday event. Now for the next four months, The Tim and I are the same age. Which means he will have little to say about it, since calling me old would make him old too. And we can't have that!

So I saw two things in the newspaper today that intrigued me. First, the story about Jimmy Carter being banned from visiting Zimbabwe to investigate human rights violations. I find it amazing that Jimmy Carter would be banned from someplace. I do, of course, understand what Zimbabwe is doing, but still - Jimmy Carter??? Banned??

Then the story about the glitches in the new system in the space station that will recycle urine to provide drinking water for astronauts. Ew. Once again, I understand why it is being developed in the first place, etc., but still - ew.

Other than that, all that's left is this:



Your Hair Should Be Purple



Intense, thoughtful, and unconventional.

You're always philosophizing and inspiring others with your insights.


Who knew I was inspiring? Or even had insights? The things you learn about yourself from online quizzes ...

13 comments:

Chris said...

Huh. Mine's purple, too. I can't really see it. :)

Hope you feel better soon...

Kathleen said...

I didn't know you were an Irish fan. We just flew to Chicago today for Thanksgiving, and I watched the end of the game with my dad who went to Notre Dame for undergrad. Man, did that game end terribly. Dad's holding out hope for next year :)

Oh, my hair color should be white, apparently: "Classy, stylish, and eloquent. You've got a way about you that floors everyone you meet." Sounds about right. Ha!

Maureen said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

I have yet to go check my recommended hair colour. I'm thinkin' it'll be grey.

Maureen said...

Apparently, it's white. "Classy, stylish, and eloquent. You've got a way about you that floors everyone you meet."
Pa-leeze!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Tom calls you OLD? We really can't have that.

My funky inner hair color is orange. Maybe they think I'm Ronald MacDonald.

Jeanne said...

I hope you feel better soon - and it sounds like you are having a nice relaxing weekend! Hope today is a good one as well...

Quilting Mama said...

Maybe you should make your final appearance with purple hair. This would leave sooooo many talking.

My funky inner hair color - Orange?!???
"Expressive, deep, and one of a kind.
You pull off "weird" well - hardly anyone notices."

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I was spared seeing the debacle....

Sorry about the cough. Have you tried a hot toddy before going to bed. My dad takes a cold very seriously and uses a variety of home remedies. There is a topical rub ointment that I recall him using as well. I can find out more if you are interested.

Feel better soon.

teabird said...

Be careful with that cough - I broke a rib from coughing a couple of years ago. Drink lots of tea, very hot, very steamy, and indulge your every whim!

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Mmmm, I was going to suggest mulled wine just cuz its yummy, but the hot toddy is a much better idea.

I'm purple, too.

Carrie K said...

I'd go see a doctor. Pulling a muscle while coughing? Not normal. (I hope).

Too bad it's Monday already! You have at least Thurs/Fri off, right?

Jimmer Carter? Banned? That's hilarious. Maybe he thought bad things about Zimbabwe?

Tracy said...

Hahaha...funny quiz! Apparently my hair should be ORANGE! and that I'm--"Expressive, deep, and one of a kind.
You pull off "weird" well - hardly anyone notices." Pull off weird well, I'll have to remember that when I'm venturing out of my usual nerd-mode--LOL! ;o) So sorry you're under that weather! Hope you will be feeling better very soon for Turkey Day. Happy Thanksgiving ((HUGS))

april said...

jimmy carter is a fascist...