November 18, 2008 at 9:33 am 5 comments

My husband read my blog last night and said, “You REALLY laid your head down at the cash register at Wal*Mart?”

He obviously has not had this cold.

“Yes, I did.  It wasn’t dramatic or anything, I was just resting.  My medicines hadn’t kicked in for the day yet.”

He shook his head. I’m sure I embarrassed him, being the stoic person he is.  He goes to work with the flu.  Go figure.

He does read my blog fairly often, so I’ll give him bonus points for that.


I feel a lot better today, still have a cold, but don’t feel that feverish, numb, zombie-like state today.


In other news, my Aunt Debbie died yesterday afternoon.  I’m planning to try to get to the funeral home tomorrow or the next day.


My van died today.  The transmission fluid is low, and we don’t know why. I could only get up to 40 on the four lane.  People were loving me, let’s just say.


The trees outside my back door are all in full yellow today!  It’s gorgeous in the morning light.  I’d post a pic, but you’ve all seen yellow trees and I’m conserving energy today!  😀


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  • 1. Cindy  |  November 18, 2008 at 10:04 am

    So sorry to hear about your aunt. Even though it was expected, it is nevertheless a difficult thing to have happen. I hope you are feeling much better today. I hate those days when the head feels heavy and you think you’re walking in slow motion. Hopefully the van situation is not something that can’t be fixed – just another aggravation. Love you, sister

  • 2. Merrie.  |  November 18, 2008 at 10:32 am

    So glad that you are up and “better”… I can relate. Sorry about your aunt and car! Two sad happenings in one day! Blessings on you and your week… It has to get better!

  • 3. Dori  |  November 18, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Oh, I hope you feel better, friend — and believe me…I totally “get” the laying your head down at Wal-Mart!! I’ve done it at Kroger before. I think I stopped in the middle of an aisle and laid my head down for several minutes on my buggy. On a positive note, I didn’t have too many people walk right by me — some actually stopped and asked if I was okay! 🙂

  • 4. Stacey  |  November 18, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Haven’t laid my head down at the store, but when I was preggo… I had a bad habit of squatting. I would get to where I simply couldn’t stand another minute and bam… I’d squat. It always embarassed my mom and gave her a good laugh at the same time.

    Hope the fog is lifting some today!

  • 5. Misty  |  November 18, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Sorry about your aunt. I pray your family will be comforted at at peace.

    I’m just hoping another cold will hold off for me for a while. I’m so grumpy when I’m sick. I think it’s because I can’t just lay down and rest…somebody’s gotta cook and clean around here. Hope you’re getting better

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