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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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4th-Dec-2010 04:26 pm
Everything hurts/Doesn't work

I am having that glassy-eyed brainfoggy thing. Plus pounding headache and nausea (temporarily mollified by Excedrin). Plus fever (average of two degrees above normal), plus general weakness, plus chest and head congestion and sore throat and cough. Essentially I have spent most of the past two days in bed, too out of sorts to sleep.

I am a bit maudlin about this, yes, but also I am so angry. Because I missed a show I really wanted to see last night, and I didn't get to help a friend move today, and I don't get to table for BARCC at the Bazaar Bizarre tomorrow (which is a thing I've been looking forward to for months, yes I'm weird), and I don't get to see kythryne until I'm 100% better and then some.

I never quite get over the anger at being sidelined by my body. Even though this particular thing is not a broken-songbody thing, it's a thing that happens to perfectly healthy people. Still.
4th-Dec-2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
Ooog. were I there, I'd fix you chicken soup with rice. And probably sing the song while I was at it.
4th-Dec-2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
I would love that everso.

Just had the last of my potato leek soup, which was nommy, but I miss chicken noodle. Could make it from scratch with rice noodles, but neither Adam nor I are up to cooking, fie and alas!
4th-Dec-2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah. The thing about chicken soup is that someone ELSE has to make it for you when you're sick, because it takes effort. Also, it's best if someone can do it from a whole chicken or bone-in parts, because the connective tissue is high in cysteine, which is good for the respiratory syatem.

When WE were sick, my mom made chicken soup or defrosted some made by my grandmother. When SHE was sick, if she could still get out of bed, we went to Peking Garden for chicken sizzling rice soup, because she was very much not cooking when sick.

Hope you feel better soon!
5th-Dec-2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
I currently have a pot of chicken soup bubbling quietly in my oven (set to 235ºF). I am a bit sick myself, had a spare chicken and thought, "I will take off the breast meat for me and my wife, the thighs for my roommate, the skin and fat to render to fat and the rest goes into a pot for soup!" And that's exactly what I did. Joining the carcass, wings and drumsticks are onion, carrot, parsnip, celery, garlic, salt, peppercorns, mustard seed, dill, allspice, bay leaves and thyme. Oh, and water :P
5th-Dec-2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
sindrian is on his way over to make us chicken soup from a whole chicken. <3 My men are good men.
6th-Dec-2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
May I say, you heartily deserve your men? You do.
4th-Dec-2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
I've got the same thing, minus the nausea. Thought I had it licked on Thursday but it came roaring back Thursday night so I have spent the last two solid days in bed.
Wish we lived closer, we could really use some misery-loving company.
I am slowly on the mend now, and I wish you a speedy recovery also. I'm also missing many things I wanted to do this weekend as well, so right there with you on that front, too.
Your sister in snot,
9th-Dec-2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
O, there are so many better things to be sisters in!
9th-Dec-2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
I am up and about but still a little drippy this week, how're you holding up?
9th-Dec-2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
Mostly functional, but I still can't really *talk* without coughing, which is deeply frustrating!
9th-Dec-2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
No talking?! Horrors!
I can imagine that must be indeed frustrating, actually.
At least you can still type!
9th-Dec-2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
5th-Dec-2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better in short order. If I have time (a big if, I have four papers due this week) I could see about bringing over a quart of my soup tonight.
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