Sick as a dog: Well, make that a frog

Monday, December 19, 2011

Remember my trip to the walk-in clinic for a shot and some antibiotics the weekend before last? Well, my "little" sinus infection just rolled right over that stuff (laughed at it actually). By Monday my voice was down to a croak and my temperature up to a bad joke. I wound up going to my regular doctor for stronger antibiotics and missing two days of work (he ordered me to stay home). Approximately ten days and 2,364 tissues later, I am finally starting to feel better. Yeesh. I suppose the blessing is I only managed to ruin my birthday and not Christmas (wouldn't that have been a bummer? ;o) Please accept my apologies for not responding to comments left on the last post (you all know that is not my standard M.O.). We're now out for the Christmas break (and anyone that thinks teachers and faculty are "lucky" to have such great vacations I can only say it is soooo earned). School dismissed early Friday, and after peeling a bajillion hyperactive elementarians off the ceiling to board the buses [or get in cars], we all went home to stare at the wall; too fried to do anything else. Hopefully, I can play some major catch up this week starting with a tree (and I'd better get a move on, don't you think? *rolls eyes*).
I did get a chance to catch up on some movies I wanted to watch; most of which I'd discovered in sale bins over the past few months. Since I was temporarily relegated to couch detail, it was as good a time as any to play catch up. I made one $15.49 splurge on the movie "Tangled", have you seen it? My interest was [big surprise] in the horse Maximus, who, in my opinion, totally made the movie. I had to turn it off a couple of times because I was laughing so hard it was causing me to cough like crazy. Although we have a Maximus (a.k.a. Mad Max) he was nothing like our boy at all. No, the Maximus in the movie was a dead ringer for none other than our Bella. Mad face and all. DD and I decided that this movie was a total case of art imitating life; and have our suspicions that Bella may have acted as an outside Hollywood consultant regarding Maximus's character.
Allow me to clarify via photographic evidence. First, Exhibit A:
And now, I offer you Exhibit B:
Need I say more?
As always, thanks for reading this far ;o) Have a blessed week everyone, and be sure to remember the real reason for the Christmas season: Jesus.


  1. Oohhh that photo comparison is priceless! Needed a good laugh this morning! =)

  2. Liz: Isn't it a hoot? Bella has a wonderfully expressive face. Glad it gave you a laugh :o)

  3. LOL.....WHAT a face! How funny, someone is NOT happy! :-)

  4. Jane: Yep, somebody really frosted her cookies all right (for shame, Taya *laugh* ;o)

  5. I'm glad you're feeling better and can start doing your Christmas preparations.

    Haven't seen the movie but think I will get it for my granddaughter. She loves horses too. Love the comparison picture. Looks like a dead on match.

    Wishing you and your entire family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!

  6. Love that pic! Hey, did you know that the library has tons of dvds? It's a nice way to watch stuff without paying for it, especially if it turns out you hate the movie.

  7. Grey Horse: Meee too (and talk about late out of the gate *rolls eyes* ;o)
    She'll love it - Maximus really made that movie.

    Green Traveler: Thanks. You know, I never thought about the library - I'll have to check on that - what a great idea!

  8. Sorry to hear you were feeling so bad but glad to hear you're on the upside of things now.
    Love the photo comparison. That was just too good

  9. I hope you are feeling better! Not fun being sick so close to Christmas! The comparison photos are too funny!
    xo Catherine

  10. Ann: Thank you. Yep, Bella is quite the character all right ;o)

    Catherine: I'm feeling like a much smaller pile of dirt than I did last week *grin* thanks. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

  11. I'm sure I left a comment on this before but it look like my darn phone didn't get the job done. It seems to do that a lot. Now if I could only remember my thoughts at the time. ugh

    I don't envy you the couch time. I am so sick of the couch and anything resembling one. I have not seen this movie and I am surprised it's not in Lindsay's collection but from the sounds of it, it should be.

    Your photo comparisons made me laugh. I do remember that from my first time reading. I've seen that expression myself a time or two. LOL

    I hope your bug is all cleared up by now or should I say the frog has gone back to the pond where it belongs. Being sick sucks.

  12. Rising Rainbow: Thank you for the well wishes - I've prayed for you a lot since you got your diagnosis (although I'm waaay behind in my reading and commenting :o)

  13. Thanks, Jen, I can use all the prayers I can get. It's been a scary time. As for posting I haven't really done much. I'm hoping I will get back to it on a regular basis as I begin to feel better. If the stress around here would ever let up that might actually begin to happen.

Your comments really brighten my day!

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