Totally Knocked Out! sick as a dog! we went to the Volunteer Fire Department meeting on Wednesday night. when we got there the hall was freezing. i have been feeling cold and shivery ever since jambaloney got sucker-punched. i lay on the road with him for about 30 minutes wearing nothing more than a sheer skirt, no socks, sandals on my feet and a light top. then i lay on the freezing cold hall floor with him. nothing was worse than the hospital - it was colder in there than it was outside!!! and i realized that i have been shivering and holding my upper body in a hunched position since then.
sitting in that position at the VFD meeting and shivering again for another hour and a half - i think my body just gave in. i am pretty run-down and not afraid to admit it. i woke up in the middle of the night and ran to the bathroom, calling for jambaloney. i had interesting things happening at both ends. it was not pretty, nor enjoyable.
thursday morning saw me praying for death. and more interesting expel-ations from both ends. couldn't hold down any food - not even water. there would be no Remembrance Day celebrations for me. but at least i could watch the national Remebrance Day Ceremony streaming from CBC - but no - not a chance! we were experiencing 50-80km winds and sheets of rain that day and lost power! arghghghghgh! i would have made myself stay up for the whole ceremony, but the truth is, i fell asleep right after we did our 2 minutes of silence. and slept the rest of the day leaving jambaloney alone.
when i got up later that evening, we were still without power but jambaloney had set up the generator and the basement had not flooded. as true to form as they are, Nova Scotia Power had us up and running in under 12 hours and we are truly in the middle of nowhere. we experience better services here than when we lived in the city!!!
anyway - our birthday/Christmas gift to each other arrived the next day and not a minute too soon! i have been out of commission since thursday morning, but our hot-tub arrived and jambaloney re-did a bunch of wiring in order to put it, and our sump-pump, on their own breaker. we spent today filling the tub. and we forgot to take pictures of the process because i was sick and he was so focused. but i will put up a pic of the finished product once it heats up and we clean up the deck - AGAIN! Operation Hot-tub starts now! it will take a full day to heat up, but my aching muscles and joints can't wait!
my friend Donna just went through a bout of what she called "the plague". i might have gotten this from her. make sure to go and check her out. but try not to catch the plague!
holy crap! i just went to link to Donna's blog and saw her Veteran's Day post. and couldn't help myself reading it. Donna's husband Rick is a veteran who has sacrificed much so that you and i can be free. Donna has also been through hell and back and very eloquently reminds us that this day of remembering is not only about the soldiers and the veterans - it is about all that their families must sacrifice, deal with, and live with too! and in her very aware manner, she remembers all of the other countries that have served beside the US soldiers and thanks them too!
thank you Donna! thank you Rick! please make sure to stop by and read her beautiful, honest and very sad, yet uplifting, post!
we will be dropping in to everyone's blogs shortly. i can't wait to see what some of you posted for Remembrance Day/Veteran's Day. but when i miss a few days on people's blogs, i always go back and re-read all of the new posts.
thank you all for your beautiful comments on my last post. i promise to respond to them all! just maybe not right now. head is spinning and need to lay down. but i promise to get to your blogs soon okay?
until then - thank you all for all of the comments that you left on all of my Remembrance Day/Veteran's Day posts - i really appreciated every single one of them!