When I get down in the dumps, as it were, it's not always terribly difficult for me to get out of the funk. Of late, aside from a a few hiccups here and there, I've been mostly "up".

Minds out the gutter at the back there.

Of course, Bethy's birthday usually leaves me feeling a little more deflated than usual, plus having been poorly since Christmas, plus the insomnia, well, it kicked me in the balls a little harder than usual. However, Jo in her infinite wisdom (stop laughing again) decided that there was in fact one thing that would ultimately fix me up.

No, they don't sell that in Asda.

Stealing the phrase from Firefly, Jo made the perfect food that we call Wife Soup. I've blogged about it several times before, but if you want the recipe, you can find it on this post here. Which, coincidently, turns out to me the day after one of Bethys angel days.

See, she makes it to make me feel better.

Of course, being keen on experimenting, I had a very large bowl, followed by some more. Just to make sure it was cooked right.

Anyways, I'm still poorly, but I think I am on the mend at last. I'm not attempting to cough my internal organs across the room any more, and after a 4am throat-clearing fit, I got a large, hard lump of something out my throat, and a while later my voice started coming back. I spent yesterday sounding like a teenager with a breaking voice - it'd just turn off or change pitch while talking.

Body still feels like it was hit by a bus, head is still doing the "Wom-Wom-Wom" thing, and my sinuses are still trying to kick out the front of my face.

But then, does ones face have a back?

Oh yes, and insomnia still reigns. I've done a few 36 hour and 48 hour days in the last fortnight, several 20+ hours, and spent an inordinate amount of time wandering the house in the dead of night.

Ah yes, life - it's grand :D

(Yes, rambling - it's gone midnight and i'm on my wobbly pills)

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5 Responses to “Pick-Me-Uppers”

Mary Fran Muir said...

The soup sounds yummy but the heck is a gammon joint?

Em's way said...

Off to butchers to get a gammon joint shortly ;)

Mary gammon is a kind of ham, but cured differently and generally served hot

g-man said...

Glad you are on the mend friend. :) Blogging on wobbly pills can produce some funny fodder.

The Random One said...

It's art!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Dan,
So sorry to hear you were feeling poorly, but good to hear you are a bit on the mend (!). We have had a nasty flu here for a bit, seems to settle in the throat-pretty stinky stuff.

Get better soon! (ever think about that-why do we wish that someone would get "better" soon? Why don't we wish them to get "best" soon? Who wants to say "I am better" more than they want to say "I am BEST!"...sorry, I am rambling now...thanks for sharing the wobbly pills...LOL)