Friday, November 12, 2010


I am sick. I never get sick! Somehow I picked up a flu. Luckily, not the kind of flu that affects the stomach, but the one with fever/chills, achy joints, and a sore throat. Between the 36 hours of 7 pm Wednesday through 7 am Friday, I was awake for about 4 of them.

I do not understand how this could have happened. In the 8 (almost 9) years I have worked at my current job, this is only the second time I have had to take a day off of work due to illness. I expected to get sick when Thomas would bring something home from one of his patients, but he wasn't even here when this happened. I am just baffled!

Needless to say Thomas's homecoming did not go as planned. The parrots, especially Rocky and the greys, were very happy to see him, though I didn't get any pictures of this as I was heading to bed with a fuzzy mind.

I am feeling better, and hope to be back to 100% by the end of the weekend.

In closing, here are a couple of pictures of Calypso taken Wednesday but not posted until today. I was cutting up the lizards' food for them, when Max started dancing around and saying "want some!" She did not want any of the lizards' greens, but Calypso did!
Hope everyone is doing better than me -- I'm off to bed again!


Carrie said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. Hope it passes soon. Apparently you are the opposite of me because I get sick ALL the time.

Mary said...

I'm also rarely around little kids (aka "germ factories") whereas you're getting every germ from that factory :)

This was a particularly introverted week for me so between Monday - Wednesday (when I got sick; assuming the illness incubated for at most 48 hours) I came into contact with less than 10 people. And that's a generous count!

belovedparrot said...

Influenza sucks and can kill you; just ask Thomas if you don't believe me.

You take very good care of yourself and make Thomas tend to you, too. Don't jump back into things until you're really rested and well, okay?

Don't worry about us, your devoted fans. You can just double post for awhile to make up for lost time. ;-)

belovedparrot said...

The "real" reason you got sick is because you and Thomas lead such a healthy life. You eat good foods and avoid preservatives and "natural" additives and exercise. All those chemicals in junk food are good for you! They protect you from those nasty flu germs!!

Hope you're well on your way back. ;-)

Mary said...

Oh yes, BP, Thomas wanted me to do a public service announcement on the blog and remind everyone to get their flu shot!