**pulls out a fresh tissue**
Missed me? I missed you :-)
I got sick - a flu thing. I couldn't talk, I couldn't swallow for days. I'd drag myself out of bed and pretend to take care of business then crash back into it wishing I could stay there. I had high fevers, MS spasticity for Africa and at times couldn't walk, stand or lie down from the pain. My legs gave up along with my voice and I got a wee bit stuck one morning when the kids were asleep and I couldn't "do" for myself and needed help but couldn't get anyone's attention.
It wasn't great so I am going to get a personal alarm that will wake the dead which probably means it will wake sleeping teenagers as well.
Old people, young people, everyone still wanted a piece of the sick, middle aged person's pie and the plate came up empty.
Highlight? The sexy doc at the after hours clinic where I ended up being taken when I couldn't cope and a chest infection was looming to go with the throat infection.
Two weeks down, my anti-b's have run out, my chest infection is almost gone and I can almost talk without straining a foofoo valve but dayam, it's been a rough few weeks. I've barely even walked outside, let alone achieved any gardening.
Other selected items of importance:
Wacko Jacko snuffed it and so did Farrah Fawcett. So did lots of other people around the world, but they weren't famous so I can't tell you who they were.
Thomas has an abscess on the side of his face by his whiskers but decided doctoring wasn't required. It's almost gone. He also decided that eating at only one residence wasn't enough so has been dining in style at the neighbours before coming home for dinner and bed with Ads. Except for one night when staying by their fire was preferable to cold tootsies in the frost.
Frosts have been extreme and a pain in the bum washing ice off the car in the mornings.
I finally bought a new oven, but I haven't had a chance to get a sparkie to come and install it yet.
Best of all, I finally got to see the new Star Trek movie and it was GOOD.
At least I didn't have swine flu - I have no idea where I would have stashed all that pork.