Thursday, June 12, 2008

Rain Drops On Roses and Whiskers On Kittens

My day is off to a baaaaad start. Yesterday was an extreme weather day with unbearable humidity that led to unstable weather conditions in the late afternoon. This made my drive home from work a little hairy – thunder, lightening, and a torrential downpour mixed with pea-size hail. By the time I got to within one mile from home, the rain stopped and the pavement was dry. Go figure. The much needed rain came overnight. Along with the rain came a change in barometric pressure. I tossed and turned until about 2:00a.m., then awoke at 5:07 with the most God-awful sinus headache. For those of you who are prone to such headaches, you know what I mean. I can hear you audibly groan for me. Thank you. Your sympathy is greatly appreciated. I describe it as spinning on a merry-go-round at breakneck speed while someone presses the heels of their hands on your temples with all their strength. I have a splitting headache – the kind that daylight makes worse – coupled with nausea and dizziness. When I don't feel well I whine and complain. Therefore, rather than subject my co-workers to hours of self-centered egotistical ranting, I am at home writing to you about my unfortunate malady. Aren't you the lucky one!

When I was a little girl, I went to the drive-in theater with my mother, aunt, and grandmother to see Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music. Since then, I think of the song My Favorite Things to cheer me up when I need it. Yes, I know what some of you are thinking. What is a drive-in theater? Well, back when dinosaurs walked the planet…oh, never mind. Back to my happy thoughts.

So today, when I am not feeling well and there is no one but the dogs to cheer me up, I create a mental list of all the things that make me happy. There are the usual things…hubby, family, friends, puppies, and home. But there are things coming up that really make me happy… my Happy List (in chronological date order to satisfy my OCD).

1) Meeting Hubby in Pittsburgh this weekend to see Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Gary Allen and LeAnn Rimes in Kenney's Poets and Pirates concert tour

2) Taking a Photoshop CS3 class at Showcase School of Photography with Chere

3) Traveling with four out of five Divas to Stamford CT this fall for the Creative Photography Retreat

4) Our two beautiful daughters are pregnant and giving birth within weeks of each other

5) Taking Hubby on his first cruise. He’s being quite a trooper about going. It is the Ultimate Scrapbook Cruise sponsored by ScrapMap. He and Fred can roam the ship’s casino while Chere and I bond with Heidi Swapp.

6) Our 20th wedding anniversary – woo hoo!

7) My 5 year colonoscopy. Wait! What is THIS doing on my Happy List?? Note to self…move item to UNhappy List.

8) Our bareboat sailing charter to the British Virgin Islands

There! I am feeling better already. I think I’ll down an Advil martini (just kiddin' about the martini part...kinda) and take a nap.


Deb said...

Oh, you poor thing! I know exactly what you are going through as I suffer from sinus/migraine headaches as well. Pamper yourself by doing nothing, staying in bed resting, keep the shades drawn, and try a little caffeine. (Why doesn't the "i" before "e" except after "c" apply with caffeine?) Yes, I spellchecked it! I digressed, sorry. Cold compresses and little naps will help. When do you leave for Pittsburg?

Roxanne Schwandt said...

I love that Sound of Music song!! I sing it to my kitties :) heehe

I sure hope that sinus migrane goes away soon. I know all to well and I do not envy you, except for the fact that you are home and I am at work.
Have a fun weekend!!

Pamela G. said...

You crack me up. Even when you are quite literally "under the weather" you still manage to make me laugh! Hope you feel better and can at least tweak a little enjoyment out of your day! You are missed!

Little Miss Marlee said...

Thank you for all of the support and love! I hope to get home soon! xoxo

Little Miss Marlee said...

And just so you know, as soon as I read that you had a sinus headache I DID go ughhhhh outloud because I know exactly the pain you are talking about! xoxo

Jamie Payne said...

Poor mommy. You are such a trooper though. Even after 3 hours of sleep you still managed to make it to nail night. Thanks for being there and hope you're feeling better this morning!

Doughboy said...

I have backstage passes for a meet and greet with Keith and Nicole. Not sure if Wayne will be there. LeAnn said she'd stop up to the suite. Get well.

Judyann said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope you are better by Saturday. Enjoy the concert and can't wait to hear all about it.

Janette said...

Testing this. I lost my first comment.

Janette said...

Hmmm it worked. Let's try again.

Love that song and that movie. I hear you on the sinus headache. I have had a sinus infection and it's not been fun. But I am slowly on the mend.

I think you need to snuggle up with your dogs and a big mug of HOT tea and just put those feet up and relax. I hope you feel better soon.

Congratulations on 20 years. We are coming up to our 24th in November. :) Isn't love grand?

Have a great day and I love your happy list.

Country Girl said...

I loved that movie! Also use the King and I song when I'm afraid, "Whenever I feel afraid, I hold my head up high and whistle a happy tune and no one will surmise I'm afraid."

Good post. Sorry about the Godawful sinus headache, though.