As I mentioned on books for calvin, I've been mighty sick the past few days. We thought Johnny had food poisoning, but it turns out he picked up a stomach virus at a recording studio. We know this because I started to run fever, shake with chills, and puked once, and those are not yeast die-off symptoms (nor is food poisoning contagious). All in all, I think Johnny had a worse case, but I've felt just awful. I never thought I'd prefer die-off, but I think I do. At least there are a few ways to tame that beast when it gets too hard. However, a stomach virus must run its course which is agony. By the way, I now feel quite strongly that nausea is absolutely worthless unless you are pregnant (I'm not). I know it feels equally gross when you're w/child, but at least it's for a good cause. I loathe nausea.
Today is the first day I've felt a little hope, seen a slant of light. I'm still weak and exhausted, but I'm sitting upright on the couch vs. reclining in bed. I'm eating scrambled eggs which is a major accomplishment, even if I am eating s-l-o-w. This is not without many prayers and God's ever-kind, listening ear (thank You).
I thought posting that toilette plaque was funny - in light of the stomach bug - but I also think it's a lovely piece of art. I'd hang it in our bathroom in a second. rae dunn creates all kinds of beauty:
[home sweet home plaque]
[baby birth plaque. Whenever I am pregnant, and nausea is worth it, I've already decided to hang one of these in the nursery. I like the baby foot or crown decorations.]
Speaking of beauty, our lilies are going nuts outside. Last year, we only had three blooms, but this year, we have 8+ blooms (a few are close to the ground):
[photo by Johnny]
I probably won't blog again 'til next week. Both my brain and body are worn out. But I'll have things to share: some thoughts, great mail days, new music, bits of nature, a recipe, and the like. And if I owe any of you snail mail, it is coming soon, Lord willing.
God bless you with good health this weekend, I pray.
[and pray for me, please]
[I think I fixed the problem....]