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Dec. 31st, 2009 07:31 pm
jadecat: (Default)
In news the first- I'm sick. This makes me grumpy for several reasons, not the least of which is that I feel like crap. This particular plague involves nasal congestion and a very sore throat. Now, I don't think I have strep or anything, I think my throat is instead irritated by all the post-nasal drip. Because the sludge that is occupying my sinuses has no desire to come out my nose, instead it just wants to ooze down the back of my throat. Aren't you glad I shared? Talking is a chore, and I've been doing my best to avoid it However, making sounds is still okay, and thus I have been pointing and making varying noises in order to explain to the husband what I require. This is sometimes comical.


In other news- husband and I watched the movie "Easy Virtue" last night. It's based on the Noel Coward play and stars Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, and Kristin Scott Thomas. It was better than I thought it would be. Normally I can see the way a movie is going to end early on, but this one left me guessing, which I enjoyed. Some of the cliched characters turned out to be not so cliched. In brief- the oldest son of a British family goes wandering on the continent, and comes home with an American bride. To the family's shock and horror. Oh, it takes places in roughly the 1920s. Anyway, the son had a girl, someone they always thought he'd marry. When she shows up the original thought is that she'll be horrible- but she's not. She's accepting, and even friendly! Which was neat.

One of my very favorite parts was actually on the outtake reel. The son, played by Ben Barnes, comes into the library where Dad, played by Colin Firth, is reading. Son comes in and 'Oh, ummm's and then says he didn't know anyone would be in there, dad says that yes, he's always in there, moving books just a little to the left...

S: I think I had better go.

D, serious: Yes, I think you'd better had.

Hubby and I laughed. the phrasing, the timing- perfect. Then Colin chuckled a bit, apologizing to the director/crew because 'they just couldn't help it.'


I think there was more I intended to write about, but I seem to have forgotten what it was... so I'll go now.

Oh yeah- Happy New Year to you all!! :)

Tuesday...

Dec. 8th, 2009 10:13 pm
jadecat: (Firefly River Naptime)
Didn't happen. Really.

Last night there was a glorious revival service in praise of the Porcelain God. It was a moving event. I was a most devout worshipper, were there awards given I certainly would have been given one. Sasha tried earlier in the evening to participate, but her lame hairball offering wasn't anywhere near the Porcelain God. Even though I was the PG's favorite last night I still had to clean up after her.

So yeah, didn't get much sleep last night. On the one hand it was good that I didn't have to work today. On the other I hate being sick on my day off...

This leads me to explain the appropriate set up for the sick. *grins* First you need a comfy recliner, because if you're like me and get horribly congested the whole idea of lying flat on your back is a bad one. So you have the chair. Next you need a box of tissue, for the nose that can't decide if it's a leaky faucet or a blocked one. To go along there's the wastebasket for the used tissue. I would like to recommend a plastic one, as if it needs to do 'double duty' plastic is easier to clean... Now, while you feel hot and then cold, clothing is difficult. I cannot strongly enough recommend socks, comfy pants and a t-shirt. Oh, and several blankets. Now while in a hot phase the clothing may seem excessive, but during that time just move blankets. Keep the socks on. Because you may be lucky enough to fall asleep, and when you wake up you may find yourself cold. If you've taken off your socks it's a pain to put them back on, ad requires more movement than may be possible. However, a blanket slightly draped to the side can be more easily moved. So keep the socks on and just move blankets as needed.

Now, Nyquil. Nyquil is good stuff. As hubby says, most medications come with warnings about combining it with alcohol. Nyquil puts it all in one handy container for you. Nice huh? For the Drug-Naive, it may be best to take the Nyquil wherever it is you plan to pass out. Just makes things easier. However, if you are more medicinally experienced, like yours truly, you may have 5-10 minutes before the Nyquil knocks you on your ass. Giving you time to move from wherever it is you've taken it, to the comfy chair. Passing out on the bathroom floor really isn't good for the ill. Though if the praise service is still going strong, location is important and you may want to attempt to make the bathroom 'comfy' not as easy as it sounds.

I came up with much of this post this morning, and I assure you, it was much funnier in my head. I probably should have posted it when I thought of it, but there was Nyquil and sleeping to be done. Besides, I'm not sure I could have actually typed all this in the morning.

For the record, I'm mostly feeling better. A good night's sleep should finish off the recovery. I hope, 'cause I really shouldn't miss work tomorrow.
jadecat: (Sasha and Friends)
Apparently there was some sort of sports thing over the weekend... The only reason I know this is because of the special sale e-mail I got from a couple different cross-stitch stores.

The weekend was very good. :) Husband and I are both finally feeling better from our colds. I got up early-ish on Saturday to run some errands. Oh, I walked Kyle Saturday morning, and when I got back to our building the handle to the front door came off in my hand! Called the office to report this (luckily the building has two doors). As of this morning we still don't have a front door knob, one of my fellow tenants took the remaining bits off and left the hole there for us to pull the door open with. So much for safety locks...

After the grumping from the door, and running errands I was a bit tired. So, napped on the couch, and hubby napped in his chair. Three hours later... we were both wondering what happened. *laughs* Apparently we needed the sleep. Lost most of yesterday to sleep too. This explains why I wasn't able to sleep well last night. Even after going to bed late.

I had one of those nights where I had dreams that didn't so much end as morph into something else. All three (that I remember) were vaguely connected, but again, weird. The last one was rudely interrupted by my alarm clock. Right when something interesting was going to happen! ARGH! This is much better than last week when I again had three dreams in a row- but the first and the last were very bad, and the middle was just weird. The first one had me as a teen, at my parent's house, except my whole situation was different. My mom (who I'm pretty sure was played by [livejournal.com profile] tru2myart) and I were trying to come up with a plan to escape her abusive boyfriend/husband (who wasn't my dad). We did come up with a good plan, and were on our way- my hand on the door to get out to the car- when I woke up. *sighs* So I had to spend a couple minutes finishing what was a really nasty dream, making it come to a satisfactory conclusion.

Dreamland hasn't been great lately, I think being sick has something to do with it. Dreams always get weird when I don't feel well.

Back at work today, wondering where the weekend went. Not really looking forward to being at work. But whatcanyado?

Oh yeah, have writing group tonight! That'll be good. Very much looking forward to seeing everyone.

Not much else to report. The animals are all, well, the same old same old. Leo is Destructo Cat, Kyle is Pathetic Dog, and Sasha is Cranky Queen of the House. Although on more than one occasion over the weekend I did catch Leo grooming Kyle's face- and he debated going into Kyle's crate to cuddle him. He did eventually decide against it, but it was clear that he had considered it.

Bleah

Nov. 22nd, 2008 09:48 am
jadecat: (Firefly River Brainpan)
It's official, I'm sick. It was so nice of Mrs. Boss to bring me this souvenir cold from her trip to Seattle a week ago... On an amusing note though- when I was trying to use my Neti Pot this morning, more successfully than I thought I could, I ended up in a sneezing fit. It didn't hurt, but did amuse me. And did help to more fully clean out the sinuses.

However, I am left with a headache, and a general malaise though I'm not actually tired enough to sleep. I think I'll go stitch, and maybe even try to get a bit further in my Nano novel.



Eh, have some dragons-
Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
jadecat: (MemeQueen)
It's official. I'm sick. Not liking it. My voice sounds ohhhh so wonderful right now. *whine*


And now- a meme!

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favorite drink
weapon of choice
do you like the taste of envelope glue?
the evil ninja mastermind hellbent on world dominationfaeriequeen
the bewitching and sexually ambiguous one that no one knows anything aboutmeryncadell
the scarysmart one, eerily calm even in the midst of chaosazbound
the tiny, seemingly-delicate one with a deadly temper and awesome strengthtrista
the pale, quiet one who turns out to be really, really scarymock_cat
the sexy, smirking anti-villain who joins your side at the last momentfiresign10
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the distant arrogant aristocrat who wants to bring down the society they were born intoenglandbound
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I'm really, really amused at these results... no, really. *giggles*

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