"Life is not the way it's supposed to be..
It's the way it is..
The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference"
Monday, January 2, 2012
What Makes YOU Smile ?
Happy New Year from Fern-enstien. She has been pretty miserable for the last week because Wifey and I have been sick with the flu and she hasn't been getting her minimum daily requirement of human companionship or outdoor play-time.
Since I have been forced to stay indoors, I have had some free time to play on the computer, and happened to come across the "Jose Cuervo" page that let you design your own personal bottle label. I couldn't help but paste this photo on it. Now seriously, wouldn't you buy a bottle of Tequila with a label like that?
What a happy face.
And with the cold weather we have been having, Fern gets the shivers when she goes outside. She would probably enjoy a little shot anti-freeze before stepping outside in the snow and rain and wind. She has such a light coat compared to Peaches, who just loves this weather, so far.
Wifey and I both got sick a week ago last Friday, and today seems to be the turning point. We both feel like we just might survive this thing now. The coughing and sneezing have abated somewhat and the wheezing has lessened. Our sinuses aren't dripping as much and our throats and airways don't feel like they are on fire anymore. And the headaches are GONE. I guess the medicinal alcohol did it's job. Nothing like Old Dr. Dillon's Cure-all in the little brown jug. A hot tattie before bedtime really helps. For those of you not quite sure of what I am saying: 1 double shot of whiskey poured into a cup of steaming water. Sip that as hot as you can stand it, as fast as you can. Then jump into bed and cover up well. You will probably have to get up during the night to change your bedclothes because of all of the sweating you will be doing.
Neither one of us felt up to going to the doctor's office and sitting for hours waiting to be seen so we treated ourselves at home instead. If things continue to go well, maybe we will be able to celebrate Christmas next weekend. That is if our kids and grand-kids are over this stuff too. Oh Yeah, EVERYONE has it.
Well wishing you a very Happy New Year, stay well.
I have been happily married for 39 years, to the love of my life. We live quietly on a five acre family plot. We have 3 wonderful children who are now out of the house. Our oldest daughter has provided us with 2 beautiful grandchildren and our son with 1. We also have 2 LARGE dogs and 3 cats to keep us busy. Sometimes it's a zoo around here.
We are suppose to be in our "Golden Years" but they have turned to RUST!
I have Post Polio Syndrome. It has left me with a leg that just quits on me whenever it feels like it, muscles that tire easily, arthritis and degenerative disc disease in my spine, which causes me daily aches and pains that I have come to learn to live with, and a brain that gets confused very easily, forgets things quickly and doesn't allow me to do some of my old hobbies or read well. My wife has Fibro-Myalgia and suffers through it's daily pains and has Cronic Fatigue Syndrome too. She too is unable to work.
I dedicate this blog to my children and grandchildren, so that they may read some of my childhood memories, before I forget them all.