Monday, March 2, 2009

Deja Vu all over again

This flu is truly horrible. Everything hurts. My bones hurt. Don't let them tell you that your hair is dead protein.

I know better because my HAIR HURTS! Beware if you even think about the possibility of getting a haircut while suffering from the flu. You'll be sorry.

Yesterday I ensconsed myself in bed, diving under the Laura Ashley faux down comforter and breathing heavily in an attempt to ward off a rattling chill. There I hid under the covers attempting to read Barbara Kingsolver's, Poisonwood Bible. My eyes couldn't quite focus and after a short while I found myself getting dizzy, either from the reading attempts or the steamy buildup of my own carbon dioxide.

Throwing the covers back and gasping for air I was greeted by the vision of our Sahara Sand luggage, unpacked but still waiting to be stored away for the next adventure. But first I must scrub the heck of it.

I thought in the absence of anything interesting to read you might like to read the tale of the luggage from my archive.

AN OPTIMIST WITH SAHARA SAND LUGGAGE

16 comments:

Louise said...

My hair hurts when I have the flu. I hate it!

When you mentioned the luggage, I wondered if there was going to be a story of black marks.

When I went to Florida in January, I stayed with a friend part of the time. She has 2 girls older than my two and was in a January decluttering mode and wanting to give me all. kinds. of. stuff. I tried to decline, but she wouldn't accept that. I said I had no place to put it. She had a piece of luggage she wanted to rid herself of as well. I had no more arguments. It was a beautiful bright pink with bright green polka dots and a green ribbon to match. Very girly. I thought of your Sahara Sand luggage when I picked my pink bag up from baggage claim. It was COVERED in black streaks. WHO. KNEW. our luggage is THAT dirty??

Vee said...

Awwwww, this is terrible. Hope that someone will read to you or that you have a cd of a nice book. (I have two, but I am not saving them for flu days. No, I am not!)

Yes, scrub the daylights out of the luggage...bedbugs or germs or both? I'd be using the Lysol bottle liberally, too.

Take it easy now...

Heidi said...

OH SUE! I Wish I could come down and take care of you my friend!! There is nothing worse than your hair hurting... I have had that unfortunate experience myself and would not wish it on you!.. *hugs* for you my special friend.. :)

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Gosh... sorry you are feeling so bad... we didn't get the flu, ours was more like complete zapping of our energy and HORRIBLE cold like symptoms for 2 weeks straight... I STILL need to keep my box of kleenex close at hand....

Take care for heaven sakes!
Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Jenni said...

Although I'm sorry you're sick, I'm glad to know other people's hair hurts when they have the flu. My husband and kids laugh at that. They think it sounds so silly. Lucky them if they don't have that symptom! It is the worst feeling to be bone tired and have every hair on your head hurt!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Be well soon. Big Hug.

Kendra said...

I so know what you mean about hair hurting...my hair hurts when I have a really bad sinus headache.

Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Trish said...

Oh do get better soon!

Jody Blue said...

Chicken Soup & HGTV!
Get well.

LDF said...

Hope you're on the mend soon!

LydaBabes Going Ons!!!! said...

Sounds like you got the Cruise Crud....I got it after mine. Hope your feeling better soon....I just love your tour and such....great job.....

lifeinredshoes said...

So sorry you are, well, under the covers. We get flu shots every year, this is due to the fact that we had the flu 3 years in a row. And yes, my hair and fingernails hurt.
Get well soon.

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Suzanne; You poor thing, I pray that you get well fast. I know how you feel when you say your hair hurts. Seems like every one is getting sick. You know even though you feel bad, your post is still a joy to read. Now drink plenty of fluid's and rest.

Hugs;
Alaura

BittersweetPunkin said...

Well I guess it's a good thing I was MIA for the Monday morning staff meeting then......my DD is just getting back to normal after being sick for awhile. Take care of yourself!

Lucy said...

It's true. Not only does hair hurt..your teeth hurt and just about everything else. I had it from Christmas until the end of January. Not fun.

Thirkellgirl said...

That is a TERRIBLE book to read when you're feeling that sick. You're going to start feeling like one of the characters. Try something like PG Wodehouse or even a More magazine, lol.

Drink fluids! Forget the luggage! Hoping you feel better very soon. If I were nearby I'd bring you the rest of the big pot of chicken soup I made yesterday. :(