Saturday, March 28, 2009

Baring my soul, or at least my counters

Today I am glorying in feeling human once more. Inside and out I am jumping for joy. All that remains to remind me of my 52-day sickbed is a teensy dry cough and that is easily fixed with a lozenge. Yes, you read that right: FIFTY-TWO DAYS. It felt like forever. Hell, it was forever.

Today I woke up and felt a little something that hadn't been there in ages, and that something is called ENERGY.

Oh Energy, how I have missed you! We used to do so much together. In fact we used to invite our friend, Productivity, over ALL THE TIME just to hang out and DO stuff. I missed her too. So, imagine my surprise and delight when you both showed up at my door today. Bearing gifts, even.

We picked up right where we left off, it was just like old times. None of that awkward, "How've you been?" stuff. Just Bam! right back into comfortable chatter and DOING stuff together:

*Decluttering the kitchen - medicine cupboard and counters (they are beige, who knew?)
*100 % caught up on the laundry - at least until someone changes their underwear
*Wiped down the fridge inside AND out
*Baked 5 loaves of bread
*Baked cookies (to celebrate)
*Swept (I amaze even myself)

Energy, it's so good to have you back.

Love and air kisses,
Mrs. O


Tebbs Family said...

SO happy you feel better! Nothing worse than the mama feeling lousy... not much sympathy, not much help, expectations still at the 100% level from all! Have you seen that video clip of Manflu? It's hilarious and SO true!

andrea said...

Wow. Superwoman!

Could you send Energy and Productivity to my house sometime? They seem to have forgotten about me.....that or Efficiency is missing too so I just don't know what to do with them...and I don't even have anything like being sick to have caused them to wander. Hmmmm.

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better though! 52 days is a long time, sheesh.

Did you happen to see the Wizard of Oz this weekend? It was quite impressive for a school play. :)

compulsive writer said...

So happy for you. I sure do miss those two!

Cicily Isabel Fairfield said...

It's amazing!! I'm happy for you!

P.S. you said "hell"

Shawn said...

Could your energy and all stop by my house and do some cleaning---seriously, folks---its bad...

Elizabeth-W said...

Glad you're feeling good!

Heffalump said...

Yay for Energy and Productivity!

Anonymous said...

Drat, I just wrote you a longish comment that got lost in transmission, and since my old friend Energy's been keeping away, I'm not going to try to re-create it.

Cicily made me laugh.

Up in Bubbles said...

That sounds like more than just energy. Wow you did a ton. Although I could probably rival you right now with this nesting thing that is going on. I just can't stop and John is about to kill me because I won't sit down which means he doesn't get to as much either. I have pretty much repainted my whole house baseboards and all. Hopefully this baby comes soon or who knows what I will come up with next.

Alisha said...

ooh! ooh! send those two my way!

Kim N said...

I am obviously a bit behind on reading and commenting on blogs, but I was wondering if you have any of that energy left that I could borrow?