Sunday, May 24, 2009


So, as I lay in bed trying to fall asleep, the subject of friendship crossed my mind. To my left, at shoulder height, lies a purring cat, Betsy. Betsy hasn't been well and I could be facing "that" decision this year. But, for the moment, she's happily purring to my side.
Then Rascal is down by my feet and while she's not purring, I know she's happy to be sleeping with me.

Furry friends. Faithful friends. Fabulous friends.

Lately, however, my "friends" have been medicine.

I realized this week, that I hadn't had a cold in about 14 months. This would explain why I didn't have anything but allergy meds in the medicine cabinet. As luck would have it, scrounging under the sink for something else, I stumbled upon a large bottle of cough syrup and another bag of cough drops. As I coughed so hard last Sunday and Monday as to bruise my rib muscles, this discovery was thrilling.
Now, one week later, I still have the annoying cough. My voice has recovered some so that people don't flee in terror when I talk. It's time to take a shower and venture out into the world to buy groceries. I know I have to pace myself or I'll be flat on my back asleep and snoring by 3. If someone wants to come weed the flower beds for me...........

No tea, at the moment.

And a shout to Sheila who got the reference in the earlier post.

Per Wikipedia:
English as She Is Spoke is the common name of a 19th century book credited to José da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino, which was intended as a Portuguese-English conversational guide or phrase book, but is regarded as a classic source of unintentional humour.



  1. Do I really need to tell you that imbibing 14 month old cough syrup is probably a VERY bad idea? You know that crap has an expiration day right?!

    But seriously, I hope you feel better soon. Kick that cold in the balls!

  2. It's not 14 months old. Given my allergies and the coughing that goes with those, it's probably only a couple months old. The date I will expire says January 2010. Oh wait. That's when the cough syrup expires.