Chicken Soup for the Droll

Good Grief! It’s Monday, again? Am so ashamed of myself regarding my lack of writing discipline over the past week. But my time spent elsewhere was so …. so …. typically UNUSUAL.

The week started out fairly normal. Cooked my brains out, ran around hither and yon – typical holiday M.O. Then it started to get weird …

– My dear friend lost her sweet mom; there is a legacy of grace in that gene pool.
-First year I didn’t spend the holiday with my girls. They have two parents so they were with their dad. I missed them, but it was a good day. Drama-free ….
– Cooking Partner got really sick with a cold but made a remarkable recovery just before he had to leave for a hunting trip. A miracle, I say!
– He didn’t leave me empty-handed. I got the cold!
– No worries. Except it’s Black Friday. Bah, Humbug! Had two laptops (wastrel) so I’d sold one, returning it to “factory” mode. While combing the internet on old laptop, I saw that Apple was having a sale. Which is about as common as a debt-free American. And I’d sold the laptop so I could get an iPad for work. Downed a bottle of cough syrup, left the house and was back, with iPad in hand, in 45 minutes. The Force was with me. Or so I thought.
– Shimmied right up to old laptop, downloaded latest crud, put iPad on to sync. Laptop FAIL. Forever. Which is fabulous because now I have nothing to sync my iStuff with. Drank another bottle of cough syrup just because. Because I’d sold a laptop that worked and now I was laptopless. (see “screwed”) With a cold.
– Woke up fretting over above. But the Force really was with me. As I was walking Cooper, I REMEMBERED all those points I’d accumulated on a credit card. An hour later, I’d traded points for new laptop. I’ll believe it when I see it.
– Couldn’t attend funeral because of cold, so decided to pull out decorations. Instead, I pulled out my back. Sent emergency email to my back doctor’s wife (don’t ask). Located all my back accoutrement (“corset”, Therma-something heat pads, etc.) and limped around the house. Never heard from anyone in doctor’s family. Must find new doctor. Another bottle of cough syrup down the hatch.

And here we are, it’s Monday all over again. Which is fine. Am in a good mood because everything really does have a way of working out. Or at least it seems that way after 12 gallons of cough syrup.

*Cough syrup part isn’t true; don’t even have any in my house*
**Forgive any/all grammar issues; posting on iPad is ridic*

15 thoughts on “Chicken Soup for the Droll

  1. Sorry about your friend’s Mom. Glad you made it through the Holiday fairly well, excepting of course, your current illness. Seeing as how you are under the weather, I will not even call you the “h” word today. It is my Thanksgiving gift to you. Enjoy, because you know…the next comment will be filled with the “H” word!…. πŸ™‚ Have a great day Queen Izzie! πŸ™‚

  2. Oh no. I hope you feel better soon…from the cold and the bad back. I agree w/ you regarding the Monday thing… (sigh)

  3. Despite the cold, I hope you had a good Thanksgiving holiday anyway…

    Sorry about the laptop fail (I HATE laptops – can’t even use them without a mouse plugged in)!

    Hope your business is going well…missing you in Hammond River!


  4. Forget the cough syrup … go straight for the wine πŸ™‚

  5. Ha, glad you survived the challenging week and embellished on the cough syrup–I was starting to worry.

  6. Drama-free is AWESOME. πŸ™‚
    iPad?? *Jealous*
    Have a great week and feel better!!

  7. It sounds like we had a similar week, cold and all. I chuckled when I read your post. What a “superwoman” you truly are. Is it any wonder we get sick on top of all the other things we do during the holidays?

    Speaking of Apple, I just put a brand new macbook pro on my interest-free Best Buy credit card and then was late on the first payment (you know what that means…interest), late payment). Yikes, I think I need to slow down. Thanks for making my day with your long activity list. It’s so nice to know I’m not alone.

  8. Oh dear, a riot of misfortunes, hope you’re feeling much better already.

    ps: in Afrikaans ‘droll’ means ‘turd’, so I had a bit of a fright when I saw your title for this post πŸ˜‰

  9. I hope you’re feeling better! A cold and a back problem! Does it hurt when you sneeze?

  10. Good to see you back, izzie – missed you! Sorry you’ve been unwell – me too, so we can send each other hugs and empathy (and cough syrup) across the pond. Hope your back and your cold and your laptop/iPad/typewriter are all sorted soon. Hugs
    Sunshine xx

  11. First off I commend you for trying to do a post on a IPad and secondly, your holiday suckiness sounds a bit like mine… except for the cold part. Hang in there and I hope you back doctor gets you figured out before you have to go find a new one!

  12. This is very, very funny! So glad to have discovered your blog. I’m thinking it might bring a little merriment to my holiday here in Haiti. Happy postings from Port-au-Prince!

  13. Okay, I actually looked up “ridic” thinking this was a word I didn’t know only to figure out that this was cool kid short-hand for ‘ridiculous.’ You iPad people are out of control. πŸ™‚

    Congrats on your new toy – I am green with envy.
    P.S. Hope your back feels better!


  14. I was deep in cough syrup envy until I read your disclaimer. I don’t have any either, but now I want some.

  15. Where yat, chere? (OK OK, the same could be said of me too.)

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