Sunday, September 21, 2008

Is it Autumn?


Today or tomorrow?  I really don't know.  I love autumn.  My ex-husband, the australian, used to say that Americans were too stupid to use a big word like autumn, so they used the simpler word "fall."  Does this give you a tiny glimpse into reasons why I am no longer married to him?  
Yesterday I woke up with the same headache I have today.  I thought it was a migraine so I took migraine medication (Maxalt) and the headache went away enough for me to realize that my throat hurt and I felt generally bad.  This morning I opted not to take the migraine medication because it makes me feel crappy (and it is really expensive), and I felt crappy anyway yesterday.  But this head really hurts.  

We didn't even go to church, and I virtually NEVER miss that!  

So, the kids are watching TV, and I am sitting here with this computer.  My son is coming over at noon to eat and then will take the kids back to his dad, my other ex-husband, my grandchildren's grandfather, and their custodial guardian.   

Feeling bad and just wanting to sleep while children are watching cartoons is just an awful feeling.  Reminds me of far too many days of my kids' early childhood.  Before I got sober.  When all I wanted to do was sleep all day.  

On a positive note:  the huge project at work got done at 5:30 on Friday afternoon.  I had to run it by my boss before I clicked the "submit" button... and expected him to change things at the last minute as he normally does.   Instead he listened to me review it with him.  He asked a few questions, and I had to explain the data to him.  He didn't change one thing!  He thanked me!  He said it was a good job!  He is not a demonstrative person, so this is a big deal for him.  

Have a good first day of autumn or last day of summer... whatever it is, make it the best you can.

9 comments:

Lou said...

I can hear you draggin'. Aww.. I always get that sore throat thing when the weather changes.

Nice nod from the big boss! You do good work:)

Scott W said...

Sorry you are feeling puny still. Get better!

J-Online said...

I hope you start feeling better! Your roses are beautiful!

dAAve said...

You'll be just fine. Look at your history.

PRAYER GIRL said...

My heart hears how really lousy you are feeling in each word you write. When I'm in that place what I always feel is POWERLESS. Hate it and then have to accept it.
Then, on the other side of the coin, I felt joy at your description of what happened when you submitted your project to your boss. Yeah!

Akannie said...

Be well, dear one, on this...the LAST day of summer.

xoxoxox

Syd said...

I hope that you feel better. I'm glad that I haven't had any recent colds. Sounds like a day of rest for you MC.

Patty said...

My Old farmers almanac calendar says that tomorrow(Monday) is the autumnal equinox.

Shadow said...

autumn, fall, it's the same thing after all... hope you feel better soon! and congrats on the project, done and completed.