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How Good Normal Can Be

Oh no! Just when I need to be at my best, when I need to sparkle, I am struck low by a chest cold – the kind with a wracking tubercular cough accompanied by dizziness and sheer exhaustion. We have house guests, we have Thanksgiving – and I can barely drag myself out of bed. I am not myself! And I am so sick I don’t care!

Thanks be to God, AdventureMan to the rescue. He has taken time off to spend with our houseguests, and he takes over, allowing me to sleep the day away. I am up just in time to dress and head off to dinner, carrying dishes I had prepared days before, thank God. I try to keep a distance between me and anyone I might infect, and I leave early, heading back to bed.

Today I am a new woman. Not well, still coughing a little, but I know how good it feels not to feel rotten. I have some energy. My head is clear. Today, I am truly thankful.

November 27, 2009 - Posted by | Doha, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Food, Health Issues, Thanksgiving


  1. Intlxpatr :

    This clip is dedicated to Adventure Man for showing him in action trying to save the Holiday .

    Comment by daggero | November 27, 2009 | Reply

  2. loooooool I can’t compete with daggero’s brilliant comment 🙂 🙂

    but I can say: I’m so sorry you’ve been hit with such a nasty bug! That kind of total-wipeout sickness sounds just miserable.

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | November 27, 2009 | Reply

  3. Daggero, you nailed it. That is AdventureMan, faster than a speeding bullet, to the rescue. 🙂 LLLOOOOLLLLL!

    Little Diamond, I met another blogger last night who is an admirer of your, too, and knows some of those on your blogroll!

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 27, 2009 | Reply

  4. LOL@ the lone ranger! 😀
    I’m sorry to hear that you’re suffering during this festive occasion. Hope you feel better soon.

    Comment by Mathai | November 28, 2009 | Reply

  5. Hope you’re feeling better now 🙂

    Comment by kinano | November 28, 2009 | Reply

  6. Kinano – No. I am not. I was getting better and then I went outside. I think there is something in the air I am allergic to, like dust! I have had a relapse.

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 29, 2009 | Reply

  7. Sorry to hear that! 😦

    Get well soon

    Comment by kinano | November 30, 2009 | Reply

  8. Thanks, Kinan! Slowly . . . slowly . . . recovering . . . 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 1, 2009 | Reply

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