Sunday, November 9, 2014

Silly Sunday: Sick

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He must not be feeling well, i thought to myself.  Seven-year-old boys don't ask for a bath out of the blue unless they just don't feel well.

At least, i don't ever remember mine doing that.

Saturday, and again i found myself at Ms. P's house.  The flaky ex had a good reason not to have the kids on his weekend this time, as his stepson has the flu.

Unfortunately, that seems to be what Youngest Boy has, also.  And here i only got my flu shot a few days ago.

The day was to be packed with doings, from morning until evening, with a very exciting football game capping it all off.  Because of that, they asked if i could come at 8am and stay the day, which i did.

Also, i went to the drug store for soda, blue "ade" of the kind they like, and Tamiflu, a prescription for each of the children.  Yes, the doctor went ahead and prescribed it for all of them, even though it's the Youngest Boy who is feverish, coughing (right in my face!), sneezing, and feeling so miserable he asked for a bath.  They will simply keep it here so that when the rest get sick, since they are all now exposed, they can start on it right away.

When he got hungry, he wanted beans and rice from Popeye's, so we went and got it.  He was so weak, he said, he couldn't get to the car.  "Could you carry me?" he asked in that pathetic, I'm-so-sick voice little ones have.  Yes, just like i used to do with my kids, i carried him.  He even asked me to sit next to him while he was lying on the couch, sniffling and coughing and comatose with junk on TV.

They can be so sweet when they don't feel well.  They don't have the strength to argue!

This reminds me of the time Boudreaux was sick, and he went to see Dr. Comeaux.

Boudreaux he be moanin', and groanin', an' when Dr. Comeaux come in he say, "Doc, I be so sick!"

"Flu?" ax Dr. Comeaux.

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, no!  I din't fly here, my wife Clothile drove me!"

Today is:

Allama Iqbal Day -- Pakistan

Chaos Never Dies Day -- internet generated, and just look in my closets if you want proof that we need this one

Couch Beachcombing Day -- internet generated; also called sofa diving, you will be amazed what you will find!

Dia de los Natitas -- La Paz, Bolivia (Day of the Skulls, when skulls are decorated and then offered cigarettes, coca leaves, and other items)

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Father's Day -- Estonia; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden

Fiesta de Nuestra Senora de la Almudena -- Madrid, Spain (Feast of the Virgin of the Almudena, Patroness of the City)

Flag Day -- Azerbaijan

Go to an Art Museum Today Day -- it's a good idea, whoever started this one

Independence Day -- Cambodia (1953)

Lord Mayor's Day / Lord Mayor's Show -- London, England (traditional date, celebrated on the nearest Saturday; a traditional Show since 1215, when King John granted the people of London the right to elect their own mayor)

National Nibble Day -- as promoted by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

National Scrapple Day

Neon Sign Day -- Georges Claude received a patent for the neon sign on this day in 1911

Night of Nicnevin (Gyre-Carling), Daughter of Frenzy, Banshee -- Scots Pagan (date approximate)

Paul is Dead Day -- Beatle's Conspiracy Theorists, who claim Paul died this day in 1966 and was replaced by Billy Campbell

Remembrance Sunday -- England

Schicksalstag -- Germany (Destiny Day or Fateful Day) anniversary of
     the execution of Robert Blum in 1848
     dethroning of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1918
     The Beer Hall Putsch in 1923
     Kristallnacht (Crystal Night, marks the beginning of the Holocaust), 1938
     the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989

Snakes and Ladders Tournament -- Mirano, Italy (a real life size Gioco dell'Oca [snakes and ladders] game dating back to the Medici period, in which competitors dress in medieval garb as the different areas of the city compete against each other)

St.Theodore the General's Day (Patron of soldiers; Brindisi, Italy; invoked for the recovery of lost objects)

Tag der Erfinder -- Austria; Germany; Switzerland (Inventor's Day; birth anniversary of Hedy Lamarr, who was an inventor as well as an actress)

Wish-Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Sprites)

World Freedom Day -- US

Birthdays Today:

Nikki Blonsky, 1988
Nick Lachey, 1973
Chris Hericho, 1970
Thomas Quasthoff, 1959
Lou Ferrigno, 1951
Tom Weiskopf, 1942
Tom Fogerty, 1941
Mary Travers, 1936
Bob Gibson, 1935
Carl Sagan, 1934
Dorothy Dandridge, 1923
Spiro Agnew, 1918
Hedy Lamarr, 1913
James William Fullbright, 1905
Ed Wynn, 1886
Stanford White, 1853
Elijah P. Lovejoy, 1802
Benjamin Banneker, 1731 (first freeborn child of free African American parents)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Wizard of Id"(Comic strip), 1964
"Omnibus"(TV), 1952

Today in History:

Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery, 694
The Family de' Medici were expelled from Florence, 1494
Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1620
Hungarian parliament promises Protestants freedom of religion, 1681
The Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue in Jerusalem is set afire by Arabs, 1720
Napoleon becomes dictator of France, 1799
The first US pharmacy college begins classes in Philadelphia, 1821
The NY Symphony Orchestra holds its first public performance, 1858
The first documented Canadian football game is held, at the University of Toronto, 1861
Ulyses Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him, 1862
The Great Boston Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings, 1872
Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first US president to visit other countries during his tenure, visiting Puerto Rico and Panama, 1906
The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people, 1913
Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect, 1921
Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965
First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published, 1967
Garry Kasparov 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion, 1985
The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered, 1994
The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, 2005
The German Bundestag passes the controversial data retention bill mandating storage of citizens' telecommunications traffic data for six months without probable cause, 2007


  1. sure hope you (or yours) don't get it!

  2. Haha! Nope, didn't fly ;o)

    Hope he gets well soon ;o)

  3. Tis the season of the flu unfortunately - hope you don't get it Mimi.

  4. I always say "i'm going to get the flu shot this year...meh, maybe later." Most of the time I don't get the flu anyway. I got some sort of horrible virus last year. I didn't ever feel like I couldn't get air, but the sound of my wheezing was so awful that it prevented me from sleeping!

  5. Hubby and I got our flu shots in September. Get then as early as we can. We're old and the flu isn't fun at our ages. I hope you don't have a houseful of sick people and then you get sick. Not good.

    Love the joke. You do tell the best ones.

    Have a wonderful Silly Sunday. :)

  6. Uh oh.. stay healthy. Here's hoping that you do.

  7. Oh dear I hope everyone is OK I am glad I had my flu jab

    LOL @ the joke heheh!

    Have a fluelesstastic week :-)

  8. I hope you don't catch anything. Fingers crossed.

  9. I always feel mean when I enjoy how helpless and sweet sick children can be! I hope you keep those germs at bay.