Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lickety Split

It's been a long day.
It did snow.
The snow didn't last.
We needed the moisture.
So it's all good.

The pugs and I had a long nap.
I'm feeling better than I did last night.
Not sick enough to be in bed.
Not well enough to be doing much.
That in between place.
Sickness limbo I think it's called.

Several times today I got all teary
out of gratitude because
of what a gift it is
to be sick temporarily instead
of permanently, you know?
I felt grateful for that.
And then I felt silly that
those thoughts made me teary.
I had my own little drama
right there in my living room.

Thankfully it was short lived.
I'm still grateful.
Just not teary.
Nor feeling silly for the tears.
I was missing people who have died.
Thinking about my friend Karen
who would give anything to be alive
on a cold snowy day in May.

I guess in perspective it's all better
than whining about feeling sick.
Not that I'm not capable of whining.
I can win me a whining prize lickety split.
Just ask dearest one.
He's heard me whine aplenty.
Doesn't mean I welcome the flu, either.
But it's only the flu.
Ya know?


4 comments:

Steve E. said...

I just read "Karen" (last August) and
I got real sad. For one thing sad for you, that you did not make the call.

You reminded me, there is a call I MUST make tomorrow--Eugene is his name. Thank You.
S

Gin said...

Sickness limbo...great name for it! Well, I'm glad you're in sickness limbo and not just sick. Still thinking of you...feel better!

Prayer Girl said...

I bet the snow was beautiful coming down.

I bet you are happy to be feeling better even though you may not be "fully recovered" yet.

I have a friend, Karen, who went back to drinking and drugs and died. She made my wedding dress. Sometimes, I think what a waste of a wonderful person. She didn't know how wonderful she was.

Memories.....Prayer Girl

Cat said...

Hope you are feeling better. I am trying to catch up on my slacking off the past week!