Wednesday, March 7, 2012

You were right!

    Yesterday, many people said there are things worse than ear hair.  I have to say, that today I agree.  I got the flu and it's much worse.  So, I'm taking the day off.  I'll continue yesterday's post tomorrow.
    For now, I'll leave you with the story I wrote last time I was sick.


    In the middle of the night I took some medicine and after going to sleep, I had THE WEIRDEST dream. I've had some strange ones lately, but this took the cake.
    A little man stood in front of me. "What you suffer from, my dear, is compression."
    "Excuse me?" I said.
    "Compression," he cleared his throat. "Everyone talks about depression. Well who cares if you're feeling a little lower than normal. Compression is what you need to be worried about."
    In my dream I just gawked at him and even thought to myself, I'm never taking cold medicine again.
    "Assuming you aren't completely nutty," I said. "What is compression?"
    "I'd worried about that."
    "That you'd be as dumb as you look. Compression is far worse than depression. You feel as if everything is closing in. Too many worries; too much on your plate until you feel out of control . . ."  He straightened his back, proud of himself.  "Compression."
    "And how am I supposed to fix this, oh mighty, SHORT one."
    "Simple," he smiled. "Become unpressed."
    "Like a shirt that hasn't been ironed?! Oh this is rich."
    "Laugh all you want," he said. "But there comes a time in everyone's lives where they can't do everything. Choices must be made. Things must be cut from you life, or you'll stay compressed FOREVER, until implosion occurs."
    With that he vanished and I woke up sweating. The Scribe brought me a thermometer because it was morning and she'd apparently been hovering over me for awhile. "What's your temperature," she asked me after I checked.
    "102.2," I said. "This whole thing is making me feel so tired . . . And utterly compressed."
    "What does that mean?" she asked.
    I just looked at her. "it's hard to explain, but some day I'm sure you'll understand."
    "Are you really going to write a blog today?"
    "Yes." I nodded. "I've almost blogged for a year straight, and I'm not going to mess this up now.  Compression, sickness or not, when I set a goal, I accomplish it or die trying."


  1. Well, it's good you're taking a break.

  2. Ugh. Feel better and get past it quickly!

  3. OH! I love that! Compression! I wonder if I could use that to take a sick day from work?

    Feel better!

  4. Don't you love when the kids share, oh those germs..haha

  5. Managed to cure my "compression" by retiring, and not setting my morning alarm! Something about choosing to not set a morning alarm is very liberating.

  6. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the visit. ;D

  7. Hope you get better very soon. We will be here waiting for you.

  8. I remember this post, you need more vitamins to fight off flu.

  9. When I'm tired of feeling overly compressed I just get a troop of Brownies to help me peel off my Spanx.

    Then I'm decompressed.

    Hope you feel better soon young one.

  10. I can't relate to this story. It's too scary. I keep thinking about the Chinese eating comPRESSED fishDUCKy!! Feel better soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Feel better. Take care of yourself!

  12. Get well soon. Compression, impression, depression...Wow, mind blowing for sure.Sionism, now I can relate to that!

  13. Ah, it was 'Compression' that makes one not bother getting out of bed. I sense Sigmund Freud is turning in his grave right now having never coined that term as a psychological explanation for being weirded out.

  14. You're a trooper blogging when you're poorly, hope you feel better soon.

  15. Yes feel better! I hear Elderberry syrup works wonders in shortening the flu!

  16. Oh, I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself! :)

  17. Wishing you the best with being sick and all, Elisa! I'm planning my own break next week and I can't wait! :D

  18. What a wonderful dream! I wish I had such vivid dreams, peopled by such interring, wise souls :)

    I am glad you "almost" took your break from blogging. The fact that you posted at all, counts against you, of course, you do know that now, don't you?