Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Happy End ...

Something happened yesterday ... and I have no idea what.  Nerves?  A bug?

The day started wonderfully.  I got up, started some laundry, and cleaned up a little.  I started writing a blog post but I felt a small wave of queasiness.  So I saved the post and put the laptop away.

After a bit, I felt fine.  So I ran a few errands and paid the mortgage and a loan payment.  When I got home, the specialty cookie cutters I ordered had been delivered.  If anyone ever needs a custom designed cookie cutter, let me know.  They turned out awesome!

I went to the kitchen, got out all the ingredients, turned on some HBO, and I started baking.  While the cookies cooled, I started making tacos and Stoney was texting me updates on the game ... all the world seemed right.  I took a load of laundry out of the dryer and headed upstairs to watch the game.

Something came over me and I was sick as a dog.  I couldn't type ... I couldn't fold laundry.  All I could do was curl up on the bed and wait for it to pass.  Finally I got up and threw up everything from dinner.  Not pleasant ... but I actually felt a little better.  Not 100% by any means ... but better.

I woke up this morning ... and I still wasn't normal.  I don't know what it was.  I haven't accomplished anything today.  I haven't finished laundry or iced the cookies.  I laid down and took a nap ... and oddly enough, finally here at two o'clock, I feel fine.  I feel normal.  I wish I'd felt that way when I woke up at 8 o'clock this morning.

So what's the story?  A bug?  Tainted food?  Nerves for tomorrow?  Tomorrow's my first day at the new job ... and granted ... I am extremely nervous.  My Dad was like that ... whenever he was nervous, it always affected his stomach.  It's amazing that he thrived in the Marines.  And me?  The week before I met Stoney's parents, I could barely keep food down.  So ... sure.  Nerves are possible.

In any case ... things are fine now and they need to stay that way.  I don't have time for a bug.  Tonight Stoney and I are heading up to Bloomington to see a concert ... Jason Isbell.  I've been looking forward to this for so long!   Despite my stomach being a mess, between the TSP money coming in, finally getting our cookie cutters, and going to dinner and an amazing concert with Stoney?   This has been a happy and fitting end to my six week holiday. 

And I could find another dream,
One that keeps me warm and clean
But I ain't dreamin' anymore, I'm waking up.
So I'll take two of what you're having
And I'll take everything you got
To kill this goddamn lonely
Goddamn lonely love

Jason Isbell -
Goddamn Lonely Love

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