Wednesday, December 29, 2004


On the Mend

If I'm starting a blog at midnight, I must be returning to the land of the living. I don't get sick much these days. Oddly enough, the last encounter that I can recall was on Christmas Day two years ago when I felt a little queasy and shaky for about a day.

However, on Sunday night I developed quite a bad sore throat. It continued through Monday (our family's designated Christmas Eve) and through Tuesday (our family's designated Christmas Day). It was sore enough that I was speculating that I should turn myself in at the nearest clinic or emergency ward today if the situation were to continue. Fortunately, although I hardly yet feel as fit as a fiddle, I seem to be on the mend.

Coincidental or not, I seemed to note some improvement after Butterfly served me some sort of hot apple cider tea last night. I'm not normally much of a tea drinker, but I was impressed enough by last night's turnaround that I had another cup tonight.

Weird Pics

Butterfly published some pretty unusual, Christmas Eve, family photos. To those I add the following and offer my official thanks to daughter #2's friend.

She had decorated the four household females (including herself) and seemed shocked when I offered my rather gargantuan canvas. Going by at least one of the comments on Butterfly's blog, others are surprised too and seem to think me a good sport for going along with the gag, but I actually wanted to be included. Why should women have all of the fun?

This is a bit of a diversion from my recent photos. Now that I am feeling better, I plan to post another chickadee photo or two.

Left Brain , Right Brain

I am stealing this from The Grumpy "Old" Man, but I must tell you that my laughter over the following just now brought two women out of their beds to see what in the world was going on. When they tried, they laughed heartily too.

While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction and there's nothing you can do about it.

Thanks Norma ...

... of Collecting My Thoughts for her mention of some I my recent winter photos. I am a rank amateur at best, but I try. Norma is a retired librarian whose blog I follow. She is a prodigious poster, often producing as many as four posts per day, and she, apparently, has several other blogs on the go too! Many of her posts refer you to articles or news stories that one might easily miss. Well, just go and see for yourself.


1 comment:

Norma said...

And after I do this, what do I get? Photos of bald, decorated-for-the-season blog head. Thanks, buddy.