Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Trip To The Market

so i dragged myself out to store for dog food, since i could not feed the pooches another day of torn up bagel, egg and dog treats as their dinner... with hair that looked like i had stuck my tongue in a socket..and i am not imagining it, people actually stared at me and turned to take another glance as i passed..wild hair with perhaps a few dry leaves matted in, flannel shirt, heavy jacket, thrice wrapped scarf around neck in 65 degrees, no makeup, deep black crescent moons beneath my eyes, a cart piled to overflowing with cough syrups, kleenex and vicks vapo rub, and frozen dinners....buy 10 for reduced price of 1.88ea ... hacking and sneezing with wadded kleenex stuffed up my sleeves and in my hand.... changing the direction they were walking and making a wide arc as i passed..
the clerk actually stepped back from the counter and used a pencil to type in the items and laid the receipt on the counter rather than get within 12 " of my kleenex holding hand 

i think i may be ill

25 comments:

Cindy said...

OH NO! I am on the tail end of a sever cold, I thought you were describing me for a minute! Between blowing my nose every minute and hacking...it isn't a pretty picture. Drink lots of hot tea and REST!! maybe throw a hot toddie in there a couple of times..
Big hug and lots of love! Take care!

MEM said...

Oh my, and good grief! Take care of yourself. Looks aside, I think everyone is avoiding anyone who coughs, sneezes or is holding kleenix. We are trying to stay housebound so as to avoid walking through germ laden air!!!! Chicken soup is recommended by the Mayo Clinic-------

Beckyjean said...

Sending wishes for a speedy recovery.

Take care~Becky

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

So sorry you are sick. Glad you were able to get to the store, and I'm sure the pups are also happy!
Take care,
Susie

Robin Larkspur said...

Yikes, Z! Even though your "zombie apocalypse" appearance might have frightened people, we have all been there at some point. I am glad you had the bit of strength to make it to the store. Get well quick! Hugs from Robin (though I wouldn't touch you with a ten-foot pole if I was actually near you, lol)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh so sorry to hear you are and have been under the weather.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

sounds like you have it bad.

dont forget to rub the bottom of your feet with the vicks .. my grandmother believed in it and it does help control the coughing.

get well soon.

helen tilston said...

I hope you are back home and settled in your bed and that tomorrow you will be better

Helenx

Linda said...

Oh no...so sorry...feel better!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I've had to do that to get medicine before. Don't blame anyone for keeping a wide berth. Get better!
hugs, Linda

erin said...

so sorry you are feeling poorly...at least you have not lost your sense of humor and gift of gab. i am sending healing vibes your way.....
erin
xxoo

Blondie's Journal said...

I sometimes look like this when I'm not sick. You sound like you have it bad. Rest, rest, rest.

XO,
Jane

Bead and Needle said...

Too bad I missed the sight of you at the store! :-) You could have had pictures to go with your post. So sorry you're under the weather, Z...call if you need ANYTHING!!! You know I'll be there. XOXO Tanya

Faded Charm said...

Sounds like it.....I hope you feel better soon:-) I'm sure your pooches appreciate all you do for them!

xoxo
Kathleen

joanne said...

In my opinion...you are sick! Take your poison of choice and drink lots of fluids, of choice, and get better soon. Although the picture of you I have in my mind is quite entertaining! take care.

Susy said...

Oh my, poor baby. Sounds like you needed someone to go shopping for you ~ wish I was there to help.

Go back to bed and get better. Quick! (**

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Looks like everyone is catching my husbands cold...you just described the way I've been looking lately!

Feel better Z!!

Donna said...

Please feel better soon!
I must confess though...you made me laugh! Only you can perfectly describe a miserable cold in such a way!
You have a way with words!
Hugs from here
Donna

Curtains in My Tree said...


Now couldn't someone in the family go get dog food for you ? so you could stay on the sofa and rest and get better

I know the dogs were happy

GET WELL SOON

Kathy said...

Oh oh, I think you forgot the dog food.
Take good care and feel better soon!!!!
XO

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Oh no - I hope you haven´t got the flu. Feel better soon Z - sending lots of get well wishes

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

LOL... omg.. you poor poor girl. Go home to bed!!

Romeo said...

Oh poop! I'm so sorry you are feeling so bad. It sounds awful :( Sounds like you need to teach Howie to drive and grocery shop.....wouldn't that be helpful! Ah well, it was a thought. Hoping you start feeling better again very soon!

Hugs,

"Her" and Romeo

Theresa said...

I'm sorry to admit that I actually chuckled at the end of this post, but honestly I too have looked like this and convinced myself that since I live in a small 'hick' town I fit right in... I most certainly did not! Even the people who regularly shop in their jammies looked better than me! I feel for you, I hope that you are feeling so much better today. love, t.xoxo

Lana said...

O MY GOSH...you are a hoot. :)