Thursday, December 16, 2010


We’ve all had quite a bout of that WHATEVER going 'round,
We’ve muddled through; our systems are just now approaching sound.
Chris got it first---from lobster butter Sunday night, we swore,
And Monday was a bad day---with Tummy cramps and more,

Off to hospital for two days, for rest and re-hydration,
We went to visit, then came home via a fave location.

Our supper was at Steak n Shake—with chili, cheese and more
Thank Heavens, with the Five-Way, I’d requested “Hold the Four.”

And then it was MY turn, to greet the morning with a sigh,
And spend the day in deep regret with thoughts of meals gone by.
I sat huddled in a blanket in the bathroom’s meager light,
Harking Onomatopoeia in the trashcan through the night.

Repeat reminders of that meal have made my days quite rough.
And I think I’ll write to Corporate, saying “TWO-WAY’S quite ENOUGH.”


Chesapeake said...

Glad you are both better now. Scary stuff at our ages!

Stay well for the holidays ahead. I know you will be busy.

mustard seeds said...

Sorry you weren't feeling well. Loved your rhyme.

Beverly said...

Oh, no. You poor dears. Please take care of each other.♥

Southern Lady said...

So sorry you all had to go through such a rough two days, but glad to hear you're feeling better now. Take it easy and get your strength back so you can enjoy the holidays. Hope Caro is feeling better now, too.

Tonja said...

My friend, I am so, so sorry that you both have had to endure this injustice to the body! Take it easy and pamper yourself. Don't rush back into your usual routine. Take care!

Jeanne said...

Hi Rachel, i am sorry to hear you and Chris have been ill. The hated revenge of who knows what. Sigh. I hope you are feeling better by now.

Thank you for your compliment about our tree. You gave me a chuckle about the pears and their cost. You can ask me whatever. Smile. I did not pay that much for them because they are not what you described. I do know there are ornaments that cost that much. The only ones I have like that were a gift. I think you had a wonderful buy and I believe they did cost that much. You got lucky!!!

Thank you for the kind words for Shane. He will be there for a whole year. It is very scary for our family.

Have a great evening.
warm hugs, Jeanne

Bev said...

Oh you poor things..feel better soon..been there don't want to go back..yuck.
p.s pharmacist recommended helped me get my strength back.

Bev said...

Oh and kudos for such a great post..considering the situation.

racheld said...

Thank you all for the kind thoughts and wishes!! We're slowly coming back to the world---I think today is turning the corner---especially for Chris, who had it first. I have him a steak laid out for supper when he gets in out of this chilly night. I'm having just the baked potato with a little salt.

Caro's cooking something upstairs, though she had it after both of us, so it's probably her next week's dinners.

You're all very kind, and I HOPEHOPEHOPE it doesn't get anywere near YOU.

I just hope I sent BabyGirl home in time to keep her out of harm's way yesterday.

PS Sorry about the too-graphic poem, I swear I must have been in a fever-delirium, for I WOKE UP saying the lines to myself.

Cape Coop said...

Feel better ASAP! I HATE that Chris had to go to hospital, it is the worst time spent ever. I recently underwent the indignities of a staph infection and the hospital was the worst part. Missing meals is terrible, too. Not that you can even think of wanting to eat when you are so ill, but, good googlies, life is too short to miss out on a good bit of eating!

Kim S. said...

I love the poem - no apologies needed - but am so sorry that the 'icks' have visited! It sounds like you've all turned the corner and, like you, I hope that the babygirl avoids it all! Poor Chris, though, having to actually be hospitalized! Please give everyone my love and gingerly hugs!

Anonymous said...

Racheld, I don't remember visiting here.

I was at Janie's, reading the letter to J. I followed your comment to Dyed in Cotton.

The post about the store and beans brought back many memories for this southern Missouri girl. It was as if you were writing about my childhood experiences and meals.
I followed at Dyed in Cotton. I plan to add Lawn Tea to my list, as well.
You are a delight!

All the best to you and yours this holiday season!

racheld said...

I thank you all so much for your kind comments and well-wishes. Slowly, slowly, I'm getting there.

And welcome, Pat!! It's lovely to have you as a new friend, and I hope you'll visit often, both here, and at Dyed in the Cotton. Thank you for your very kind words.

Justabeachkat said...

Yikes! So sorry. Hope you're feeling much better...and soon since Christmas is fast approaching.

I'm having a ball at my son's house with the grands, but snuck away for a few minutes for a "blog fix".