Friday, February 22, 2008

The Soundtrack of My Life: Friday Edition.

How do you like that little doo-dad up there? Purdy, ain't it? All tiny stars and bits of glittery sparkle?

It's hard to believe that this lovely microscopic little GERM, known as The Rhinovirus, AKA The Common Cold, has been contributing on such a huge scale to the general frustration of my last few days.

How can something that looks so innocent... so sweet... so attractive, in a "twinkly" sort of way, be capable of rendering me a sweaty, stuffed-up, highly-aggravated ball of misery???

Ah, well... it's the natural order of things, I suppose. The girlies have all had this lovely little virus, and now, I suppose it's only "fair" that the woman who selflessly cancelled entire days, stayed up nights, and patiently nursed them back to health should be stricken by a bug at least ten times the magnitude of the one that infected The Little People.

Am I right? (And feel free to translate that last sentence to read: "Am I BITTER???")

About the only positive thing that's come out of all this has been the extent to which my wrath was worked up over the computer issues we've been having for the past few days. By the end of yesterday, after the SECOND technician from Bell wafted through my home, checked our entire internet system, and pronounced "NOTHING" wrong with it... I was in just the PERFECT sort of mood to get back on the horn to Head Office. I've demanded replacement parts for every, single piece of equipment that they have available to me.

And, if the next technical twit DARES to cross my threshold missing one, single piece of the equipment that I have specifically "requested", I've decided to get back at them with the most EVIL revenge I can possibly think of...

I'll cough straight into his face... And then, I'll kiss him.

Take THAT, Bell Sympatico!

At long, friggin' last, MY problems will finally become YOUR problems!!!

In her post last night, my dear friend Shauna, from Up In The Night, wrote a fantastic post about The Soundtrack of Her Life. As usual, it's a terrific read-- head on over there and check it out!

Unfortunately, I'm not quite up to accepting her challenge of creating an entire list of songs to accompany my daily activities at this particular time... But I'll certainly noodle over it during the weekend, and hope to have a list for you early next week!

In the meantime, I offer up a hilarious clip taken from one of my favourite radio shows... It's up over there on the top of the side-bar.

***koff, koff, snnnnneeeeerrrrrrkkkkkk...***


shauna said...

Sweetie, I'm so sorry you're sick (wish I could bring you some chicken noodle soup). The funny thing is I had to write an article this past week about preventing the common cold. Unfortunately, when we have children who trapse in and out of schools, it makes it hard for them not become the fly-paper for them pretty lil germs. I hope this weekend finds you feeling better and computer-problem-free. (and thanks for the linky love).

Take care! xoxo

mrinz said...

Oh dear - colds need lots of hot lemon and honey drinks.

I have a lemon tree with lots of ripe lemons on it if thats any help!

Lisa said...

So sorry to hear you've got a cold. I don't think I know anyone who hasn't had one the past few weeks. So at least your in good, coughing, company. :-)

Candygirlflies said...

Thanks, all...

I'm taking your advice of plenty of hot lemon-and-honey, Mrinz, and adding a generous splash of whiskey for good measure! I'm having to suffice with Californian lemons, however... I'm pretty sure NZ ones would taste much, much better.

Off to the doc tomorrow, first thing-- my asthma unfortunately makes me prone to pneumonia, and my ears don't feel so great, either...

I'll be back and MUCH more cheerful after a jolt of antibiotics! Promise!!

xo CGF

painted maypole said...

i have a soundtrack these days.... it's of coughing and noseblowing. constantly. for 4 1/2 weeks.

hope you feel better sooner...

mrinz said...

Please get better soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

heathersway said...

That is a pretty funny song and I'm sorry you are sick. I was sick last week after nursing my lovelies back to health. I really just wished that I could go to bed and have someone bring me tylenol, a fresh glass of water and a cool cloth occasionally. Nope. Of course the kids were feeling better so I had to suck it up and take care of them. Ahh... Mothers are truly the backbone of the world. Feel better.

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