Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Crap is a four-letter word...

It's also what I feel like. C-r-r-r-r-ap.

We had a cold front blow in late this morning, with a fast-moving band of thunderstorms and lots of volatile windshear. On the local noon news, they were already reporting on the scene of some businesses that had lost roofs and had windows blown out!

Thank goodness I didn't have to drive the in-laws to radiation treatment. They finally moved up on the waiting list for transportation with the county seniors program. Someone else has been driving them there since Monday. His treatment ends day after tomorrow, but what the heck, at least they called before then, huh? LOL And I didn't have to get out today.

Yup, I have no idea what my problem is. My head is filled with mucus, I have a crust in the back of my throat that I can clear up by coughing but then it immediately comes back. My nose is runny no matter what I do or how many times I blow it. My wrists, fingers, ankles, legs, hips, back, neck, and even my feet ache like the devil. Oh, and so does my left boob, if that means anything. LOL Not my right one, tho. And I have zero zip nada fever. Like I said, it's a mystery, but I sho do hurt.

I have no other choice but to conclude it's a cold. What a bummer.

Oh, the other weirdness is that I feel like I've gained at least 10 pounds, but only in my left boob, my stomach and at the very top of my thighs. But the scales say that I have not gained an ounce.

Anyway, Hubs has a few days off. He's not feeling much better than I am, but his problem is work exhaustion coupled with cold-front blowback (he is entirely too cold-blooded, can't handle it).

We had Chinese take-out for dinner (nothing fancy, we always get beef and broccoli, special fried rice and eggrolls, same thing every time). After we ate, we watched the only network show we both enjoy together: Boston Legal. I always get a kick out of seeing Henry Gibson play the judge. (I'm an old fan of his from his Laugh-In days.) Hubs loves Denny Craine like no other. His mood lightens and he becomes happy when he watches that show. And for someone who falls asleep at the drop of a hat, he always manages to stay up for that show.

We decided tonight that we won't do cards and candy. We are going to do a nice steak and baked potato dinner instead for Love Day. So, yay, no card to have to make for him, which is good because my mojo done gone down the road and left me.

For my final Valentine entry, here is a card I made for DD and mailed to her at school:
I totally {heart} that LOVE stamp I used on the inside. Had to use it. Missy likes gel pens so I doodled this one up for her. And she had noticed these papers last year when I bought them, so I know she will recognize them.

Well, off to slumberland for me, but before I go, I wanted to pass along a link to a really cool event over in France, their Citrus Festival. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed what they made out of oranges and grapefruits. Plus, my dang mouth was watering so much for some citrus, I had to drink a glass of OJ while I finished looking!


Colleen said...

LOVE the card! Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, but it's sure going around! We've all been sick of late for sure! Take it easy and get better soon!

cookievf said...

S-U-R-P-R-I-S-E! I guess you told ME! hahahaha I've been so bad at blogging/commenting lately and when I do, it's sort of "hit and run!"

Sorry to hear your left boob is hurtin! No seriously, I do hope you're on the mend real soon. But you are sooooo funny, I mean it.

Oh and I love your DD's card with the pretty gel pen touches!

Mwah! XO

Lynn said...

Hey girl, I'm right there with you with the swelling of very bone in my body lately. Last night I went for a tan and it did seem to reduce the pain a little. Of course not for long, because I woke up this morning and was almost back to where I was yesterday. I have to say the only thing that really isn't hurting me are my boobs, lol. Thank goodness, because dh won't leave them alone lately. I swear he needs to grow up.

I just love the card you made Missy. She is going to love it also. That LOVE stamp is wonderful.

I hope you start to feel better soon. Some days its just really hard to keep going, isn't it? Remember, I'm always thinking of you.

Linda said...

Love that card! Sorry to hear you are feeling like crap. I hope that passes soon. I have dh's card done but I'm not sure about dinner other than I know we are staying home. Guess I need to go shopping.

Lida said...

So sorry you are feeling sick, when the weather is too humid here my left boob hurts too, how funny is that.
Your card is so pretty love tha Love stamp is so pretty and I´m your hubby I loooove Denny Crane and Boston Legal, currently the only show I watch and why the baby cat is named Zachary Denny (Crane)Allan (Shore).
Hope you feel better soon!

barbara said...

Please feel better soon! I love that card! And you're right about the Love stamp - so beautiful! Take care - and I hope you soon feel better than like crap!!

Shirley Fyfe said...

What a gorgeous card and such a lovely thing to do too!

grandmascraps said...

Love your card, I've been a bad astamper... I haven't made any valentine, guess I'll get busy tomorrow. Waiting till the last minute as usual. Oh well I always say I work better under pressure. Hope you are feeling better Happy Heart Day!

Kim said...

Get well soon, girl!

The card is gorgeous!

BTW thanks for posting that artists' questionnaire, I'm going to do it now!

Kacy said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. Being sick sucks. Great job with the card. This Valentines Day I'm just tried to steer clear of all the candy. It was a success!

Kacy said...

My typing is BAD today. Please excuse all the typos!!!