Saturday, January 24, 2009

Down time


I know I've been a M.I.A. blogger this week, not that I feel anyone missed me. Truth to tell, I've been down for the count due to having a case of the flu.

Last week I was walking along the beach, many people bring their dogs, all shapes and sizes to enjoy the beach as well. While bending down to pet the cutest dog a wave came up and pull me into the surf! Despite the fact that the weather last week was a glorious 70 degrees the water was ice cold! I felt as if I had been dropped into a glass of ice water! I walked home shaking with cold and took a hot shower but still couldn't shake off the chill. That evening I was sweating, then shaking with the chills. I was a zombie by Sunday evening. My mother hired a nurse to care for me and her (which is still chesper than spendiing one day in the hospital).

I'm back into the world of the living, just a little weak but able to read again. Been reading the notebooks of Camus and Journals of Susan Sontag and when that gets too heavy I pick up a collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman. What an enchanting story teller he is! He has such wit and possess a felicity of language making everthing he writes just magical. I've read on his blog that he is currently writing a Batman story and although there is nothing wrong with the collective works of Batman , I can't help but wonder why a man with such a genius talent to create his own magical stories and characters would spend so much of his creative energy writing a story line base on characters already created by the voices of other writers? Well, I'm certain his Batman story will be a true original.

It's been raining off and on here. The rain doesn't keep the surfers off the ice cold pacific waves though. Still, beautiful and love been rocked alseep by listening to the song of the ocean. Which is what I'm going to do right.

Sweet dreams everyone!
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Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that you have not been well. Once you get a chill, it is hard to shake it off. Take care and keep reading those good stories. Oceanside is still the most restful place I know.

Reeta Skeeter said...

aww gud to know u r better fine soon

cherry girl said...

Wow, that sounds nasty! Glad your starting to feel better now. Hope your 100% soon!

Z said...

That makes me appreciate our National Health Service, with all its faults. Glad you're on the mend and appreciating your readings.

Princess in Galoshes said...

I missed you! And I'm sorry to hear about getting sucked into the ocean, that's so scary.

I've never heard of Neil Gaiman, but I might have to pick one of his books up after such a glowing review.

Cat said...

Feel better Sweets, Thanks again!

Sacred Suzie said...

Oh no, I'm sorry you have been sick. I really hope that you feel better soon.

The rain is no reason to stay inside. The snow, however, is a completely different story.

Bridget Jones said...

Sorry you've been sick, but yepper you've been missed. Get better quick.