Wahssailing and Flutide Celebrations

Posted on Dec 26, 2008. 5 comments

There's nothing a like a bout of Christmas Flu to make you thankful for living, albeit perhaps not at the same moment when you are lying on the bathroom floor in a sweaty heap praying for something, anything to take the misery away. I am happy to report that I no longer feel like something scraped off the bottom of someone's shoe and the contents of my stomach are staying put. That's my Christmas Miracle.
I was able to hear and enjoy the sounds of celebration from my sickbed, the sounds of tearing of paper, my child saying "Chank Chou" and "Mmmmmmmmm, Yummy" which brought a smile to my parched lips.
I also had a late night epiphany (kinda like Scrooge actually). At 2:24am I realized that everything that is ever going to be invented already has been invented. I saw a commercial for a product that automatically presses the spray button on a can of air freshener for you. Fingers are no longer necessary, Wassail! Bear in mind that these are the thoughts of a person who consumed approximately 1.5 crackers and half a glass of ginger ale over a 24 hour period.
The holiday wasn't all bad, I did lose that extra five pounds. And I received some sumptuous alpaca from Maya's Godmother (I'm secretly wondering if she wouldn't be my Godmother too as much as she spoils my kid).
Each yarn is named after the alpaca it originates from, and if I'd like more I call them up and ask for more from that animal. The farm is called Heaven's Hill Alpacas.
During my flu recovery period I'll be watching plants grow.
The first time I saw an AeroGarden
was at Kirsten's house and I've been hankering for one ever since. I'm going to catalog the plant growth on flickr, more pictures will follow.
I'll also be playing Animal Crossing City Folk from the comfort of my favorite recliner. Mr. Fickle even sprung for the wii talk module. I imagine it'll go something like this:
"Your Mom"
"No YOUR Mom"
"That's what she said"
Cue juvenile laughter.
Even the worst of flu viruses can't quash my sense of humor. Happy Festivus!


  • Posted by Hilari on Dec 30, 2008

    Oh gosh – you were sick too?! I made it to AZ, had one runaround day with mom and promptly crashed. Previous Christmas wishes of an iTouch, the first print copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking my mom has around here somewhere and world peace have been replaced with sleeping horizontally and breathing through my nose again.
    Hope you’re feeling 100% soon!

  • Posted by Heidi on Dec 31, 2008

    I am fascinated by the whole aero garden, I want to see how yours progresses. I would love to be able to grow herbs in the winter time.
    I am so glad you are feeling better!

  • Posted by Lene on Dec 28, 2008

    At least you’re ahead of the resolution to lose weight? My sympathies. Dunno why the holidays become sick days (me, too, although of a different variety) – maybe to make us more grateful to be alive once they’re over or something.
    That aerogarden looks amazing. Damn you for making me covet more things.
    p.s. fingers being unnecessary made me laugh. Although I’m thinking this device might be useful for me, as mine don’t work exceptionally well. If I used air fresheners, that is.

  • Posted by AlisonH on Dec 29, 2008

    Indoor garden lighting was a big thing in the 70’s; I had a huge setup, one of my favorite-ever Christmas presents when I was 13 or 14. The ones on the market are a lot prettier to look at, though.
    FWIW, you can get the same effect from any fluorescent tube that doesn’t have a cover over the bulb; you need the UV. (Which I don’t need with my lupus, which is why my lamp is retired.) The thing is to get the plants very close to that light.
    And now I understand that comment on my blog better—get better! Fast! No fun!

  • Posted by marri on Dec 26, 2008

    okay, i’m sorry you were unwell yesterday but i’m really writing to say HOLY S*%^, i ALSO received an AeroGarden AND animal crossing city folk for christmas! (AND alpaca but of the berroco and misti variety.)
    that’s it. we have to meet. also, you have to email me your mii info so we can go to each other’s towns. if you haven’t started playing yet: buy a fishing rod right off the bat. you won’t regret it!

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