Sunday, March 18, 2012

Well shoot ...

Memorial Cannon ... those four days off went by in a blur!

Sunday morning and that means it's time for me to head into work for 16 hours and thank goodness that I'm finally feeling better because I know from experience that sitting in dispatch for that long when you aren't feeling well makes for an even longer day.  I must have managed to pick up the latest flu bug that was going around as shortly after I got home from a dental cleaning on Wednesday I definitely felt like Death eating a cracker.  It started with a sore throat and then progressed through a fever and chills and such while I spent way more time in bed than I would have liked. That much time in bed gave me a lot of time to read so I managed to polish off an entire book which makes two for the past week which is unusual for me but a good thing!  Perhaps being sick had its advantages?

I finally felt more like myself yesterday and even took the Nikon downtown to get some updated pictures of the Buckingham Memorial so that I could write a post for The Distracted Wanderer on a couple of local Civil War spots. For those who might not remember the original posts from back in 2008, I wrote a combination post about the Sedgwick G.A.R. Post #1 and the Andersonville Gun Memorial which you can get to via the link above should you be interested.

Amanda had her final two wisdom teeth removed Wednesday morning and even though they "popped right out" as the dentist said, she was still pretty loopy most of the day and remembers nothing following the procedure or for about the first couple of hours at home.  She especially doesn't remember the conversation in the car on the way home where she was lamenting that she couldn't keep her teeth and why not??  I'm pretty sure we had that same conversation when she had her two bottom ones removed a couple of years ago but she says she remembers that one.  Hopefully with these last two bothersome teeth removed she'll stop having the nasty migraine headaches she's been plagued with. Vicodin has kept her pretty pain free for the past few days but she said she feels like she lost an entire day or two in there somewhere.

So, Saint Patrick's Day has come and gone and I had nary a smidgen of corned beef as I just wasn't feeling up to cooking a big meal.  Guess I'll have to cook one up later on in the week should I happen to find one at a reasonable price.  I quite like corned beef but I have to say that I don't quite like the price!  Oh, and speaking of not liking prices, gas here in Connecticut is $4.00 a gallon and over - how is it in your part of the world?

Finally, before I head out the door to go to work, I just have to say that it's been a month since my friend Cyndi died and I simply cannot believe that a) it's been that long already and that b) she's really gone.  I think that having the distance between us makes it harder to grasp on to that fact as I've caught myself going for the phone so many times that it's pathetic.  Cyndi was always my go-to-gal when I needed or wanted to talk to someone and it's kinda hard adjusting to the fact that I can't just pick up the phone and do that anymore.  Needless to say I've had a lot of one-sided conversations with her and even though she's not talking back, I get the feeling that she's there and listening.  Her Memorial Service is set for April 14th back in Stockton and even though I can't be there in person, I will definitely be there in spirit as her friends and family gather to wish Cyndi a final goodbye.  Maybe then I will finally catch on to the fact that she's gone but somehow I doubt it.

Anyhow, time for me to get a move on if I don't want to be late!  Everyone have a fantastic Sunday no matter what your day may bring whether it be leftover corned beef sandwiches or Bingo with the Biddies or just a nice day to rest and relax!


  1. No corned beef here... MotherDear made spaghetti... and I'm definitely not complaining. I may do BWTB, although lately I really, really, really have not wanted to go. But I may since it makes MD so happy.

    I'm so glad you're feeling better. Only 77 days to our cruise! That should perk you up!

  2. Glad you're feeling better Linda. I know what you mean about time passing since Cyndi passed over, it's been 6 months since I lost my Dad - I still can't believe it.

    Petrol here is £6.09 ($9.64)per gallon!

  3. you are right, time is wizzing by at the speed of, well, time!

    hugs, bee

  4. Sorry you've been under the weather. I hate being sick and both Zane and I had a really bad cold that lasted for a month. It was awful. Worst cold we've ever had.

    I can relate to your feelings about Cyndi. I went through the same kind of thing when my mother died. She was my go to gal. I reached for the phone to call her more than once and that happened for a very long time.

    Have a terrific day and I hope your 16 hours shift goes by quickly. :)

  5. We're hovering right around $4/gallon. Our Safeway pitches in though by offering discounts when you buy a certain level of groceries. Just another reason to love my Safeway!

  6. Anonymous3:46 PM EDT

    My Mommom has been gone for five and a half years...and I still sometimes find myself looking over to her house across the street to see if she's enjoying the weather on her front porch. It's kind of odd how I STILL expect to see her after all this time.

  7. Glad you are feeling human again. Being sick sucks big time, but you have that cruise to look forward to, so that will def perk you right up!

    Big hugs, honey...

  8. I split a reuben samwich with hubby on Saturday. That's as far as we went celebrating St. Paddy's :)
    Gas is creaping up to $4 here as well. Sigh.
    Glad you are feeling better!

  9. You missed the corned beef and cabbage in dispatch on Friday, which I suppose is forgivable as long as you managed to find a shamrock shake or two. Did you? Besides being yummy, they're good for the soul.

  10. Amazing how tenacious that bond is with someone we love. About the only way to get past it is to "make the call", just don't pick up the phone. You knew her so well, you know what she would have said. Now you have to provide the words. After a while it will just become a comforting memory every time you see something you just have to tell Cyndi about now.

  11. Oh it may be a while before he becomes "sexiest man" again.

    Hugh Jackman as Jean Val Jean


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