Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday Travels: Under the Weather

Well, the good news is that, after three days of packing, cleaning, and driving, Dan and I have finally reached Florida – where we'll soon be exploring the Keys for my latest travel guide. The bad news is that we're both sick as dogs – or “under the weather,” whatever that means exactly. Coughing, sneezing, wheezing, head and body aches, the whole bit – which will inevitably delay our much-anticipated explorations. We look terrible, we feel terrible – in fact, we're pretty pathetic.

Frankly, I blame the woman who coughed on me while I was walking along Royal Street this past Saturday – that, and the fact that we've been running ourselves ragged for a while now, plus the fact that it's been ridiculously cold in the Pelican and Sunshine states lately. Global warming, my hind end.

But, seriously, I hope that everyone else is experiencing a better start to 2010 than we are. With any luck, I'll be back on my feet soon – and ready to rejoin my pals in the blogosphere. In the meantime, I'm going to bed.

18 comments:

Donna Hole said...

Hey, that looks like me on Monday; every Monday!

Hope y'all feel better. Just to rub it in though - I'm totally stoked about this month. I get to do training on the new operating system we'll be going live with 3/1. I need loads of energy to keep the excitement building for the rest of my skeptical co-workers.

So thanks for your contribution to my optimism - maybe my bright, shiny, positive attitude for 2010 has robbed you of your aura.

Feel better soon. And remember: fluids, clear ones. And not the ones to include Vodka or any Rum in those Florida Keys.

..........dhole

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Ah, poor you! We're just getting over the nasty thing. Glad you made it to Florida okay and hope you feel better soon. Rest, rest, rest!! Oh and I highly recommend curling up with a few books..

Laura Martone said...

Really, Donna? Well, I'm sorry to hear that. I wouldn't want to look like poor, sicky me every Monday. Blech.

I hope we feel better soon, too - course, there is some consolation in the fact that you're having such a good 2010 so far. I wish you much luck with your OS training - and hope your "bright, shiny, positive attitude" lasts all year long. :-)

As for clear fluids, I know water's okay, but seriously, rum is out? Well, boo-hiss.

Laura Martone said...

Oh, Deb, I'm sorry to hear that you've been sick, too. May you and the cowpoke feel 100% soon.

And, yes, at least we made it to Florida in three pieces (counting the kitty) - although a long drive is no fun with head/chest colds. Blech.

I am so getting some rest. That's Plan A. (Maybe it'll finally give me the time to finish some way-overdue beta-reading. Woohoo!)

J.J. Bennett said...

So sorry. I feel your pain. I' have a migrain right know that's killing me. Get better, get rest, and take your vitamin C!

Susan R. Mills said...

I hope you feel better soon! Take care of yourselves.

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, J.J. I'm so sorry to hear that you have a migraine right now - there's little worse. Anyway, I appreciate the advice. Rest and vitamin C, for sure. Cheers!

Thanks, Susan! Hope your 2010 is turning out a little better. ;-)

Becky said...

What a sad picture! Hope you feel better! I'm getting over a root canal right now, but I'll take that over the flu thank you, although our wallet is hurting REALLY bad right now!

Laura Martone said...

Yup, Becky, kinda pathetic. My cell phone's grainy factor makes me look even worse, which definitely mirrors how I feel.

But a root canal?! Ick. What a bummer - hope you and your wallet heal quickly. ;-)

A misinterpreted wave said...

Get well soon Laura. I agree though - blame the lady who coughed on you. Manners people!

jbchicoine said...

That's rough--here's a hot toddie for both of you...

Bane of Anubis said...

Feel better soon, kiddo.

Matilda McCloud said...

I just went through the same thing. Take it real easy and rest, rest, rest.....

Laura Martone said...

I just crawled out of bed to check my email, and I'm feeling kind of wobbly. Better address your kind comments before Dan (who, luckily, seems to be less ill than me) catches me out of bed and gives me those "scolding" eyes of his...

Chris - Thanks for the well wishes! And, yes, I really wish people would try harder to keep their germs to themselves. I, for one, have decided not to emerge until I'm my ol' self again.

Bridget - Thanks for the hot toddie! I appreciate it.

Bane - Cheers to you, too!

Mary Jo - I'm sorry you were sick, too - glad you're better now. Thanks, btw, for the advice. I'm going back to bed right now.

thewordwire said...

Well, I'm glad you made it to the Keys safely, but sorry to hear you're under the weather. Feel better soon so you can get out and discover your new digs!

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Wordy! I'm sure trying to get better. Rest, reading, and fluids/meds galore. Hope that'll do the trick by the weekend - I have a life to live, darn it!

Patti said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Patti. I appreciate it. :-)