Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cough, Cough, Hack

Well, it's been an awesome four days.  If by awesome you understand that my alter-ego, Gladys, staged a hostile-takeover.  Gladys has apparently been smoking for sixty years or so, and has the cough to prove it.  She doesn't sleep well either.  She flops around the house in sweats, and doesn't do the laundry.  I'm hoping she leaves soon, and life can get back to normal.  Or what passes for it, in this house. 

On the upside, Gunnar thoughtfully loaded about a hundred Man vs. Wild episodes onto our Netflix instant queue.  Gladys likes Bear Grylls, though she has a hard time watching him eat raw insects and reptiles when she's not feeling her best.

I was really hoping spring was coming (hence the background change), but woke up to fresh snow in all the hills around the lake.  Down here, of course, it's just raining.  All weekend.  Buckets and buckets of rain.

Which means we chose well, for our LOTR marathon.  I mean, if you're going to spend an entire day, watching mythical creatures battle it out, you might as well do it during the monsoon, right?  That was fun.  And thank you, Grandpa and Grandma Grasshopper for hosting us.  We may have a nice TV, but with our lumpy, fifteen-year-old futon, my lumpy forty-five-year-old heinie wouldn't have made it past Rivendell. 

And that's the rest of the story.

6 comments:

Felicity said...

We're having rain here too - but not buckets and buckets...and it's very welcome here!!
I hope Gladys moves out soon.

Ruby said...

Tell Gladys, firmly, that she has worn out her welcome and kick her out! You must be looking forward to spring. Get well soon.

Q said...

Praying Gladys OUT. Have to admit you lost me at, "mythical" though. ;)

dlefler said...

Oh, goodness. I hope Gladys leaves soon and your lungs return to a healthier state! This time of year can be miserable for germs.

We had a sunny morning and it is an absolute white-out this afternoon. Brrr. I suppose winter has to make itself known every once in a while!

melanie said...

Oh dear ~ Hope you are feeling better soon!

The dB family said...

I don't know how you do it. Watching hours of LotR -- that is. I guess I could use it to catch up on my sleep. Sorry! That likely sounds a little sacrilegious to my LotR loving friends. Murray and Bub would happily join you!

I hope Gladys has left now :o)!

Blessings!
Deborah