Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Day 10 in the Gastro-Enteritis House

I've had enough of this malarkey. It's the Easter Holidays, the weather is gorgeous, there is STUFF I need to do, and I can't because I am feeling weak and pathetic. Still, ever one to look on the bright side of life (te-da te-da, te-da-te-da-te-daaaa!), here is my list - 'The Upside of Gastro-enteritis.'

1) You get to sleep when you like for however long you like - heck you can slob in jimjams 24 hours a day if you like.

2) Everyone else does the cooking - probably more through fear of contamination than anything else

3)You get to watch all sorts of rubbish day time TV/ back to back DVDs of 'The Darling Buds of May'/weird stuff that appears at 3 in the morning, and can claim a fevered insanity in your defence

4) Food bills are drastically reduced - toast, Marmite and eggs are cheap food indeed

5) Weight loss is impressive - nearly a stone in ten days - Weightwatchers, eat your heart out!

6) Because of weight loss, there is a whole bunch of clothes in the wardrobe that fit a whole lot better

7) Food, on the odd occasion it can be stomached, tastes absolutely fab. I had a scrambled egg this morning - it was the most delicious thing ever. Thank you Mrs P!

8)Husbands bring you flowers, rub your back, keep your water topped up and are generally heroes of the hour!

9) Children call to see how you are, bring you magazines and chocolate (currently waiting in the fridge for when all is quiet on the gastric front) and offer to run errands for you

10)The phrase 'I'm sorry, I'm in the middle of a nasty bout of gastro-enteritis,' gets rid of door-step and telephone cold callers REALLY quickly.


Yategirl said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling so bleurgh! Hopefully you are starting to feel better now. Fascinating to hear about the bees... I was chatting to a beekeeper yesterday & am tempted to at least go on a course!

Denise said...

I'd definitely recommend going on a course - bees are the most fascinating, instinctive creatures I've ever studied. And to be amongst them on a sunny day when they are going about their business is an amazing thing.

But when they decide to do their own thing, they drive you nuts!! I think that it will take us many years of being bee guardians and observers to even begin to be in step with them, let alone half a pace ahead!