Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Omnipotentbenevolentempress...

Well, The Omnipotent Benevolent Empress of the fifth(?)Universe is sick in bed. I called her last night because I had not heard from her in a few days...a rarity indeed...and All I heard was a SQWAK!! Squeek... HONK!!! oops says I. Did I wake you up? HONK, sqweek, cough...yes... Oh I am so sorry, are you sick? SQWAK!! Sqweek, growl.... OH You ARE arent you? Sqweek...HONK...grumble..... Ok, I will let you go back to sleep. RATTLE...
Are you drinking lots of fluids, chicken soup? Tea? WHEEZE...sqweek...grumble...yes...bye. DIAL TONE.........

When I am sick I want lots of attention. DOnt know why, just do. When my sister is sick she hibernates and doesnt say a word until we come searching. OBE is the same way. She goes to bed, pulls the covers over her head and retreats to where ever it is that quasi-genius' go when they are ill. SHe has always done that. Dont know why, she just does. She is so much like Phyllis, that when she was a baby, Phyllis refused to carry her little baby neice downtown because people invariable thought she belonged to Phyllis. They really are nothing alike today except when they are sick.

I called just a few minutes ago and got pretty much the same conversation, so I wished her well, and hung up. When she feels better, she will call and tell her mommie all about it, until then I guess I am going to have to be content with SQWEEK...HONK...SQWAK!!

Such is the life of a mother.

9 comments:

Brenda said...

I sure hope she's feeling better soon! I'm not sure if I'd like being taken care of when I'm sick, it hasn't happened in so long that I don't remember how it would feel.

jazzi said...

My hubby is the same way, just leave him alone. He's hardly ever sick, though.

Leigh said...

Ohhh bummer! It's so awful being sick in the summer. My middle son is the very same way. He didn't even tell me the last time he was sick. He even went to the doctor, which is something he doesn't do unless absolutely necessary. I found out when my daughter said something about it. I called him up and read him the riot act. LOL I told him that mothers must always know when their kids are sick! ;)

Sure hope yours feels better soon!

Mary Lou said...

I guess she is still hibernating, as she would have commented on this by NOW I think...

Donna said...

Poor thing! Summer colds are Awful! Hope she's feeling better Soon!!hughugs

cassie-b said...

I hope she's feeling better by now. Sick is awful.

Cas

And when you can't do anything to help, it's just frustrating.

Dick said...

I don't think she lives on the Island but we keep hearing about your outbreak of whooping cough. I hope you all avoid that one! You are more like in the middle than down south but it sounds like it is moving north. Go get the shot that is available to those under 65 years old.

Mary Lou said...

Yep DIck, Right in the middle of the outbreak. The COmmunity Pool I attend had outbreaks in their swim classes, and the Theater has 1 child who was exposed. It is everywhere now. DOnna lives in Arlington, so she just has a summer cold. I have a Dr appt on July 24,. But I THINK I have had the whooping cough shot and all the boosters. Being a Navy brat and going overseas every two years we HAD to have our immunizations up to date. (I HATED Dad getting orders!)

Rain said...

I'm one of those leave me alone when I am sick unless you have the expertise to tell me I am going to survive it. No fun when a person gets sick in the summer but I am hearing about a lot of it. bah humbug