Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday No-Draft from the House of Sick and Sicker

40ยบ ~ bright sun, a return to the shiny, hopeful side of spring

Well, Dear Readers, it was bound to happen sooner or later.  C. brought home a massive head cold on Wednesday, a gift from his high school students, I'm sure.  Yesterday, I felt the first twinges in an earache and cough.  This morning, I thought I might have beaten it back, but, alas, no.  So, I'm sick and he's sicker (it hurts me just listening to him try to breathe normally).


I did manage a title: Fairy Tale for Girls Fooled by the Sun.  I also scribbled out the first few lines and some ideas for the draft. Then, I had to head out for supplies from the grocery store.

At the moment, I have to reserve my energy to deal with some school work that can't wait.  Perhaps tomorrow I'll be in better shape to work on the poem.

Just one question: how is it fair to be sick when we are scheduled to have two glorious spring days in a row?

8 comments:

drew said...

Great title. Can't wait to read the Fairy Tale poem.

Hope you feel better soon.

Tawnysha Greene said...

Hope you feel better!

Sandy Longhorn said...

Drew & Tawnysha, Thanks!

Kathleen said...

Sorry you are sick & sicker. Perhaps there will be a little time to bake in the sun, fully clothed. I've found it to be a cure.

Sandy Longhorn said...

Thanks, Kathleen. V-8 Fusion and lots of couch time seem to be helping, along with the sun.

Martha Silano said...

Sorry to hear you're down for the count, and especially with spring weather on the horizon. Hope you feel better soon!

Kristin said...

I'm hoping that by now you're right as rain and able to enjoy a spring week-end.

I, too, am intrigued by your title. I'm going to write a companion poem (and I promise that if it turns out to be publishable, I'll change the title). I'm intrigued by the different directions we'll likely go!

Sandy Longhorn said...

Thanks, M. & K. C. seems to have born the brunt of it, so I'm not complaining (too loudly).

Kristin, I'd love to see a companion poem!