Well hey howdy hey, I’m back!
And yes I did just start this blog post with a line from Toy Story, but that is what happens when you have been sick for over a week and let your kids watch as much TV as they like just so you can lie down with your eyes closed; you start to think in animation terms.
I kid you not.
It’s almost worst than the flu bug itself.
But aside from all the nonsense, it does appear that I am back! Yay! I awoke Monday morning and there was no pounding headache or ridiculously coughing fit and instead I found I actually had an appetite! How good is that? Cause seriously the constant soul-searching to find an edible food of choice was doing my head in.
Unfortunately it seems my writing inspiration is a bit slow on the uptake, and after a week of lying on the couch, it seems I have very little to share, which hurts my feelings for so many reasons, but mostly cause sharing is caring, or so I’ve been led to believe.
Thankfully, though I was able to drum some wisdom gleaned from the other side of man-flu, and it is with great joy (and lack of any other inspiration), that I share it now.
I’ve never been a huge fan of Peppa and her funny little family, though I can’t say why. However after being inundated with her company for the last week (three times between the hour of 5 and 6 PM), I’ve become a convert. And again I can’t say why, because I watch her with a highly critical eye (particularly aimed at Daddy Pig’s creepy chin whiskers), and wonder what on earth all children see in her. Even BJ has been begging me to watch Peppa Pig, and he never cares about TV shows. All I can assume is that whatever it is they put in takeaway food to make it seem so delicious and crave-worthy, they use a TV equivalent for Peppa Pig which makes everyone want to watch it all the time. I think that teamed with McDonald’s, the Pig’s could quite possibly take over the world.
I have no idea if it’s a decreased tolerance for people in general, or just the fact that being sick allows to see how deeply stupid some people can be at times. Possibly both. Whatever it is, I discovered that the fog that generally inundates every area of my life whilst unwell does not extend to the tolerance of the ignorance of others. Rather their faults are in my clearer view.
It’s a good time to stay away from social media, which is why I’m fairly sure the pounding in my head wouldn’t allow me to go there.
It’s sad, but true. There will still be pics of sandwiches on Instagram, Pinterest will add new things by the minute, emails will continue to attack your inbox and all the blog posts will still be written even if you don’t have a free brain cell with which to enjoy them. If you’re really lucky, there might even be an election going on, where no one will give you any clear policy (which is good cause it’s not like you would retain the information anyway), and other countries might suddenly decide it’s perfectly acceptable to attack their own citizens. All whilst you lie on the couch and feel as if you might die.
Nothing like huge dose of reality to aid your currently feelings of lethargy combined with insignificance. (Never fear. I’m sure to come up with some rousing purposeful blog post for you soon ;))
Now this is not only scary and true, but the more kids shows I watch, the more I’m sure I see the stars of them in the everyday.
In fact, I’m almost entirely certain that not only is that afro haired guy from Australia’s Got Talent, actually LMNOP from Sesame Street, but that also he is my new doctor as well. Especially since much like the music video from The Street, and the plot line of that entire episode, the Doc was quite intent to ‘Figure it out.’
I for one, was quite impressed with his dedication to the cause and resulting prescriptions.
I have a feeling though it would have cost me less to see him perform on Sesame Street.
(At this point I feel it only fair to admit to being a die-hard Sesame Street Fan, and saying I actually liked this song enough to search it out on You Tube. Don’t judge me.)
I have no idea how or why, especially when I’ve applied several layers of primers and strengthener and whatever else. It appears that like the mystery object on that ABC Kids show (the one between Peppa Pig and Peppa Pig with the weird-looking penguins, polar bear and Eskimo), it is an answer I will never have.
Except that the mystery object was corn so that kind of defeats that purpose.
How one manages to warm it to the temperature to make popcorn in the North Pole, however, is a totally different mystery and would probably have made a far better analogy had I thought of it earlier in the paragraph.
Oh well. Live and learn right?
What random wisdom have you gleaned this week?