What I’ve Been Up To: A Riveting Account

I’ve been sick (and since I’m such a big baby, you will probably be hearing more about it later).

I have laryngitis brought on by a sinus infection. I found this out by going to the doctor where I stared at a yellow and orange painting of Yosemite for about an hour.

“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.

“So it is.”

“And freezing.”

“Is it?”

“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.” ~A.A. Milne

The painting didn’t remind me of Yosemite, but it did remind me of a yellow and orange plaid rug my mom had when I was little. It matched her orange couch. I still contend that it was a velour couch but my mom swears it was made out of a more dignified material. These are the things I thought about as I stared at the painting.

After 20 minutes of waiting I noticed an orange deer hidden in the orange shrubbery. I thought it would be cool if other things were hidden in this painting. Then it wouldn’t just be a hideous painting, it would be a mysterious hideous painting. I searched in desperation for bunnies and other creatures. There was only a deer.
After 40 minutes, I started to fantasize about putting stickers of canoes and tee pees over the thing.
I also read a SELF magazine. It was saying, “Eat right and have young skin! Drink lots of water! Wear a pedometer!”
I told myself that when I was not sick, I would start working out. I told myself that I would drink water and eat right so I would look young. Then I went home and ate a brownie.
This morning I had a chai tea and a pumpkin scone from Starbucks. The sugar, oh the sugar. Then I snapped out of it and had tuna and crackers for lunch. It’s never too late to start reaching for your goals!…then I had another brownie.
I recorded Casablanca, which I have never seen. I have watched five minutes of it. I have been spending most of my free time napping. Oh, and eating brownies.

4 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Up To: A Riveting Account

  1. Sorry you were under the weather–and I don't like those long waits in the doctor's office, especially when I don't feel well. At least you had a picture to look at.


  2. Hi JoAnne, hope you're feeling better. Loved your post. I hate paintings in doctors offices, and dentist offices, any office for that matter! Once a friend told me that I should sell my paintings to corperations to hang in offices. She meant it nicely, I felt stabbed in the heart 🙂 I drink lots of water as long as it has tea or coffee or Swiss Miss mixed in haha, and I think I look pretty good for 51 😉 Next time you go to the office, bring stickers with you.


  3. Thanks guys, I am starting to feel better. I know this because I stayed up late watching American Idol. 🙂
    Jodi, you are either kidding about your age or kidding about how much water you drink, because you have young skin. Like, 18 year old skin.
    I will bring stickers! Mrs. Grossman would have done wonders! I had a whole camping scene put together in my head!


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