A Rose In Bloom

Better than I could be. Not as good as I’d planned.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Packing (Flame Broiled) Heat

Written on a burger promo sign on the Burger King wall:

"Bigger than Texas, but fits in your mouth."

Catchy slogan...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sometime around Cinco de Mayo I developed a cold. I wasn't sure who the germ inducer was, could have been a co-worker or one of the bridesmaids or my niece who somehow manages to carry every five-year old kid germ home with her from school. Either way, I was sick. It started as a tickle in the throat and moved into some snot in the nose and then a cough and then back to the soar throat. It subsided, sort of , a few days later. But then it flared up again a day or two later and it's been here ever since. I have taken every over the counter cold medicine available and a few herbal remedies to fight it. Last night the pain in my throat got so severe my ears started hurting and then my head and then I started crying. Yes, I'm a big baby. When I woke up this morning I called my doctor to make an appointment and then called my boss to let her know I'd be in when I felt better.

Fast forward twenty minutes in a waiting room and eight minutes in the doctor's office and I now know I am officially allergic. So allergic in fact that I needed three, yes THREE, separate prescriptions to help get me back in perfect health. We know not what I am allergic to exactly, that would require lots of poking and prodding and we know how I feel about needles. Suffice it to say that because I let the "cold"go so long I have managed to cough my throat into a big, swollen, red mess. I came home from the pharmacy with some little pellet sized, gelatinous pills that can NOT be chewed because they are full of numbing medication and I wouldn't be able to feel my mouth if I did that (but it totally makes me want to just once) which are to be taken for my cough. I also have some Allegra, another pill for general allergy fighting, and some Nasanex, for spraying in the nostrils.

I'm hoping all of this stuff makes me feel better. I have big plans for Memorial Day weekend and I'll be damned if some allergies are going to keep me from them. And also, I'm just glad it wasn't strep throat or something that required antibiotics because those would have made drinking a beer at the football game and baseball game a big no-no.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Random Tidbits, May 2007 Edition

I played darts over the weekend. I must have been playing pretty intensely because I now have what one can only describe as a terrible case of Darter's Elbow.

Today I purchased a bottle of SweetTarts Shockers Cherry Flavored lip gloss over lunch. To my disappointment, it only smells of cherry essence, it doesn't taste it.

I was cleaning out my e-mail recently and discovered this little gem in the body of an e-mail from obviously one of the wittiest people I know. "The people in my office are playing Ludacris. Like alcohol, that shouldn’t really happen before noon or so, I think."

I can drink a medium Cranberry Limeade from Sonic in about half an hour. A large lasts all day. In this case, bigger is definitely better.

Shopping with other people's money is ALWAYS more fun. Especially when the list of purchases is pretty open-ended.

Word of the day: paranomasia \pair-uh-noh-MAY-zhee-uh\ (noun) a play on words, a pun

This, worth every penny. A Mother's Day gift that gives to the whole family.

And now, I'm going home. Because it's summertime and I can do that!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Springing Into Summer
When I pulled in to my driveway last night, after a whirlwind weekend of long chats and red wine, late nights and laughter, as Nora Jones serenaded me on my CD player, there were dozens of little fireflies putting on a show all over my front yard. A show I am certain was just for me because those little creatures were flashing their disco ball hineys in perfect unison with the beat of my heart. Thump-thump, flash-flash, thump-thump.

I have finally switched my gear into cruise control. The big events are over, the school year is winding down, and the rainy Texas spring is slowly melting into the balmy Texas summer. And my soul, well she is happy and excited to welcome it in.