The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Astray

April 18, 2008

My plans for spring break didn’t go as expected. I only made it to one appointment (with the pain management specialist. The first facet joint injections are scheduled for May 2nd.). That was on Tuesday. I haven’t been out of the house since then because I’ve been laid low by a pretty nasty cold. Every day I feel worse instead of better.

I had been counting the days until spring break for weeks. I can’t begin to tell you how much I was looking forward to it. To add insult to injury, the weather has been spectacular. And I’m stuck in the house, sick. It’s just not right.

Yesterday, I had to decline an invitation to go to the Botanical Gardens with my cousin. On Sunday, I might have to bow out of a trip to NYC to see Spamalot. This really sucks.

Thank goodness for books. I read (and very much enjoyed) Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, and then moved on to The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs (much lighter fare, but still enjoyable enough).

When I haven’t been reading, I’ve been knitting. This is a shawl-type scarf I’m working on. (It looks lacier in person. The yarn is 100% natural silk. By the way, I also made that afghan.)

I feel pretty miserable right now, so I’ll have to cut this short. I hope that everyone else is having a better time than I am.

Song of the Day: Adelaide’s Lament from Guys and Dolls

A person can develop la grippe,
La grippe.
La post nasal drip.
With the wheezes
And the sneezes
And a sinus that’s really a pip!

From a lack of community property
And a feeling she’s getting too old
A person can develop a bad, bad cold!

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11 Responses to “The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Astray”

  1. goatbarnwitch said

    Oh, feel better soon. Maybe a sit in the sun would help a bit.

  2. hello. i am currently reading middlesex, although i’m not yet getting the hang of it. i just finished book one. i hope i would enjoy it as well. 🙂

  3. Jeanette said

    Aww too bad. I hate when that happens and I hope you feel beter soon.

  4. Carol said

    That sucks. But your knitting is beautiful.

  5. Bex said

    Sending “Get Well Soon” wishes, also, Steph. I hope the facet joint injections do something good for you!

  6. LeAnn said

    Yeah, you got a bad deal. Last week, I caught a nasty cold and I thought it would never end. I was miserable. Finally, my husband insisted I take Mucinex D and he practically forced me to snort an awful nasal spray up my nose. I protested greatly, because I thought I’d rather have the cold than snort anything up my nose. Well, by golly, it really did help. I felt much improved and took another of his awful treatments the next day and improved so much that I have decided that my husband has cured the common cold! I hope you feel better!!!

  7. Sunshyn said

    Source Naturals Colloidal Silver Nasal Spray. Colloidal Silver is a natural antibiotic. Don’t use it for more than two weeks at a time. It’s not nasty, either. Mucinex is good stuff, but you can get it generically as, oh crap, I can’t remember the name – whatever the active ingredient in mucinex is! I call it snot thinner. Get well!

  8. Michael said

    Oh no, you can’t miss Spamalot, you of all people. You have to feel better!

  9. LA said

    Go to Spamalot even if they have to carry you in on a stretcher!!! The laughs alone will be worth the effort, you’ll feel a zillion % better. I promise. ~LA

  10. You MUST get well for Spamlot! You must!!

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