Sunday, July 6, 2008

Long Weekend

Well, thank goodness for the long weekend, otherwise, I would have had to call in sick to work, and I hate doing that. Some sort of bug, I don't know what, has made it's way into my apartment, and is feeding on my well being. I slept all day Thursday, sadly missing the IEI picnic. I was supposed to bring buns for the hot dogs. I was really stressed out about whether or not they would have buns.

I forced myself out on Friday, the fabulous fourth, and went to bed grumpy. Saturday, I thought, surely all that sleep had done me some good, but by the end of the day, my throat was killing me. And when I woke up this morning, my throat felt like it had swollen to the size of my head. This is the exact series of 'events' that Diana suffered about two weeks ago. So...I know where I got it. She went to the doctor's office, and they couldn't find anything treatable wrong with'm going to sit this one out. Advil really really helps. Also...sleeping helps. Cheese and crackers are good. first fourth of July stateside in about two years, has been....interesting. I feel like I haven't been off work at all. Crappy crap craps.

I did, despite the evil spirits in my blood stream, end up enjoying myself...for the most part, on the fourth. I ate a lovely American flag cupcake, and lounged in Melissa F's front yard, waving to all the people, and at the end of it all, I got to set off bottle rockets and wave sparklers around. I never realized the joy that setting off tiny explosives could bring me.

There is a pause in the Wimbledon Nadal/Federererererrr final right now. Because of rain. Apparently Wimbledon will be getting a roof over some of the year. Over 100 years of tournament, and England still refuses to admit that it RAINS EVERY DAY IN ENGLAND.
Serena Williams has nice boobs.....what?


Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you had some small pleasures this week despite your illness. I hope that you are much better by Saturday night. We might have to have surgical masks for everyone just in case.

I look forward to seeing your lovely face soon.


anna said...

i still have like a truckload of bottle rockets and a few bottles of champagne.

the party doesn't have to end, caroline.

Juniperrr said...

i have GOT to talk to you about that 4th of july party

Nancy Caroline said...

woah....jennifer. now I'm all curious and stuff. sheesh.

apryl, I look forward to seeing you too.

and anna, I am glad you told me this. I will be calling you soon.