Monday, February 4, 2013


I've been fighting the creeping crudsneezing, sniffling, shivering and I feel like crap type of crud. See, when I'm sick, I'm not the sort that likes to be hovered over. I'm perfectly happy being left alone to sleep or entertain myself. It's a case of, I love you, but please go away. Bless their hearts, my guys have yet to get that, even after all these years. Case in point, Saturday.

“WHAT are you watching, Mom?”

I poke my head out from under the quilt, sniff into my tissue, and eye son #1 and his best friend who is really like son #2. They really are smart guys. Well, most of the time.

“What do you mean, ‘what am I watching’? Duh. Looney Tunes. Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, and Daffy Duck. That’s Roadrunner and Wiley Coyote. Sheesh. You've seen them before.”

I did mention he is usually very smart right? Just thought I’d remind you of that.

“Yeah…but you’re watching cartoons.”

“Okay. And…?

“But, you don’t watch TV.”

“Correction, I don’t watch stoopid zombie stuff and all the horror flicks you and Dad like to watch. Obviously, I do watch TV.”

My attention drawn back to the cartoon music intro and I smile as Foghorn Leghorn comes on. 

“Boy, ah say BOY. Go away yer botherin’ me son.” Foghorn always has the perfect quote. I pull the cover back over my head and settle down to watch Foghorn and the chicken hawk. The ‘lil persistent chicken hawk cracks me up. I love the laughter and trip down memory lane when times were simple.

I vaguely hear, in the background, my son talking to his dad. “Dad, I think mom’s feverish. You better check on her.”

A bit later, hubs pokes his head in to check on me. “You doin’ okay? What are you watching?”


I pull back my quilt and glare. “Looney Tunes. Somehow it fits my environment today.”

“How much whiskey did you put into that hot toddy?” He lifts the cup and sniffs.

(Obviously, not enough.) “It’s actually just hot tea, lemon and honey.”

“Huh. Can I get anything for you?”

“I fine, I just need everyone to leave me alone for a while.”

As Foghorn would say, “Like beatin’ a dead hoss, no get up and GO.”

A be dee be dee be dee a That’s all Folks!

  • What do you like to do when you're sick?
  • Do you like being catered to or left alone?


Jo said...

I like to be catered to, well unless its a migraine I suppose. But then I don't get colds or flu, haven't in years, so I don't often get the experience of being pampered that way. Now hubby is quite the opposite and I am the one who bugs him although, once again, he isn't often sick either.

Get well soon Sia. Miserable being ill.


Johanna Garth said...

Awww, feel better soon. I like to watch trashy, trashy TV. Basically anything on the CW network.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I like to curl up under a blanket and watch animated films. However, I do want to be catered to. And my husband is good at that.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's me! Just let me be. Maybe make me some soup, but otherwise I'm good.

Jemi Fraser said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

I prefer to be left alone too - although my TV taste runs to my favourite science fiction DVDs :) But good ol' Foghorn has it right!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Thanks, Jo. Stoopid cold is still hanging on and making me feel miserable--even after three days in bed--mostly. :-) Today I tried to, I made it through 5 hours and crashed. Uh.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Diane, I like Disney animated and I'll confess, I watched Mulan and Pocahantas. In the animated version they're pretty chicks. Gotta love that.

Hubs fixes me food or brings me tea or something to drink. I'll confess, he's always *taken care* of me that way.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Thanks Johanna! After today's um, nap (2hrs deep sleep) I'm feel a bit better. Not ready to take on my normal chores/activities, but better.

I point a finger at hubs about doing too much too soon and then realize while I'm point the finger at him? There's THREE point back at me.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Alex. Ditto. I'm just a bit antisocial. Mostly I need to heal and any catering, if you will, is all about taking care other my other stuff so I can.

Jemi,I have several seasons of Star Trek the Next generation, Deep Space 9, and Quantum Leap on DVDs. Star Wars too, but I don't tend to watch them as much--well, maybe the first one. Avatar has become a favorite. :-)

Carol Kilgore said...

Glad you're feeling a little better. I like to be catered to and then left alone :)

And chick flicks are my sicky movie of choice.

Jo said...

Avatar is my favourite too Sia. Love that movie. Just sorry I missed it in 3D.

What you need is a hot toddy.

DL Hammons said...

I actually preferred being catered to....because it happens so infrequently otherwise! :)

Hope you're feeling better!