Friday, January 01, 2010

Just Chillin' & Dribblin' in the New Year

I looked in the bathroom mirror this morning and my first thought was, "I sure look one year older."

Hello, 2010.

It was a rough night.

While most of you were drinking fizzy fun drinks, I was doing my best to down 64 ozs of cranberry juice. Yes, another infection is upon me, third one in as many months.

So I never saw the ball drop or got to wish anyone HNY. I missed a party I was going to, and I have no idea if my teenaged girl made it home OK last night, although I'm pretty sure Jorge would've let me know by now if otherwise. This is pathetic.

At least I have my little laptop that allows me to reach out to you and complain from my sick bed. How space age-y is that??

Hope you are having a great first day of Twenty-ten. I hold my glass of cranberry juice up and say, "God bless the bloggers, who encourage each other, listen to each other complain, help each other choose home decor, laugh about our off-the-beaten-path thoughts, cry with us when our kids leave home, pray for us when we ask, and most of all share in CS Lewis' thought:

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one."

Thank you for sharing that you occasionally wear mismatched shoes and hide desserts for yourself. I'm not the only one! You're the best!

29 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

Happy New Year, Lid, and ditto on the words about bloggers! You're at the top of my list. I love that C S Lewis quote.

Hope you feel better soon. I'll be guzzling on Monday to prep for my procedure on Tuesday. "Can't wait."

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Awww, that stinks. I'm sorry you're in a sick bed...I just prayed for you and hope you recover faster than ever!

Do you know what's causing them? Too much coffee? Just askin. he he

I hope you can have a good new year celebration...eventually. Love to you and your family, Chel

Joyce said...

I feel your pain...I had a fall like that and its no fun at all. Hoping the cranberry juice kicks in soon. Antibiotics are good too.

Happy 2010!

Catherine said...

Loved the CS Lewis quote! Your blog has been a source of new friends for me in 2009 -- thank you so much.

And I hope that infection clears out soon!

Hi, I'm Angie! said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well!

Loved the post today! Isn't it so true that we can care so much about people we've never even met. I love that!

Happy New Year to you!!

Margaret said...

HNY to you as well. I hope you get better soon!

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

I'm sorry you have an infection again, Linda. Praying you get feeling better soon!

Linda said...

So sorry you are not feeling well. Get well soon!

Happy, Healthy New Year to you!

noexcuses said...

I'm right with you about the cranberry juice. As much as I love the taste, I take the pills. I also had too many episodes, so they put me on antibiotics for six months, and as you know, with antibiotics, comes that wonderful infection next door to the first infection. Thank you, Lord, for yogurt!

I hope you are feeling better soon!

Happy New Year!

The Bug said...

Happy New Year Linda - here's hoping it's infection free (after this one is gone).

cajunquilter said...

I am so sorry you are battling another infection. I have dealt with the too over the years and they are not fun. Praying for you to get better quickly, and that it doesn't return.

My ADHD Me said...

I LOVE that CS Lewis thought!
HOW TRUE!!

Feel Better NOW!! I mean it!!

BTW- You are SO photogenic! Love those pics of you at the top of the page!

Mrs. E said...

I'm so sorry you are having trouble again. Bummer of a way to start the year. However, I LOVE cranberry--especially with a little champagne in it, but I'll drink it straight, too. I'll raise a glass for you--and hope you have relief soon!

Linds said...

Get better soon, Linda - and Happy New Year anyway!

lailani said...

Happy New Year and hope you feel better fast! (and no more need for the juice in 2010!!)

Hmmmm, having been on a leave of absence from bloggyland, I assume you asked about hiding dessert/food? Yes! This sounds so stingy to admit, but every year hubbies uncle sends us Mrs. Sees candy. The box goes straight to our room and make that bad boy last a month! If left out they would probably be gone in one day! :(

Smiles!

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Happy New Year Linda! Pop over to my blog for really over-the-top cuteness in video if you can have insulin standing by...
It's way too cute!

Melli said...

Oh dear! Well let me share in the first prayers of the new year for you! I hope your infection disappears as quickly as it came!

Happy New Year Linda!

Cathy said...

I love that C S Lewis quote (in fact I just tweeted it.) and it's so true. Hope you're feeling better soon. Happy New Year.

Roxanne said...

Happy New Year, friend. Sorry you're sick, but so glad that technology has not rendered you sick AND alone. :) I will be around more in the new year--promise.

Thena said...

Ouch!! Sorry about you being sick. Did you know they make cranberry pills? I get them at wal-mart in the vitamins. My oldest daughter use to get kidney infections often but since taking the cranberry pills no infections. Might be something to look in to.

Baba said...

Good evening Linda, wishing you and your family a "Happy New Year"..I am glad you got a cute small laptop to blog with from your sick bed...I am sick with a fresh cold that my granddaughter passed on to me...I got home today from Atlanta... the traffic was not bad... we picked a good day to travel.

Stay in your warm bed and get well.
Hugs, Baba

2cats said...

I', sorry to hear you are sick in bed. I truly hope you feel better soon.
OMG! I did wear two different shoes to work one time. Two different black ones. And I had meetings with clients all day too. Plus I had a skirt on that day.

Kim said...

Pobrecita! Praying for a speedy recovery. Sure hope the remainder of 2010 is infection-free. Would it help to drink a small (or large) glass of cranberry juice every day as a preventative? Or is it only helpful after the fact?

Brenda Susan said...

Oh, so sorry you have the yukkies again! I am thankful for my new blog friends also, you included. I really like your blog look too!
So good to know that "we are not alone."
Raising my fantasy juice glass up to you..."Here's to 2010!"

workingmomma247 said...

Oooh me too..the dessert part that is! Get Well Soon and HNY!

Susanne said...

Well that's just not a fun way to ring in the new year. So sorry you're not feeling well. Hope it clears up quickly and then you can party on.

Love your friendship quote and that's how I feel about bloggin' buddies and yourself. Thanks for your friendship in the last year!

Sue said...

Awww.. bummer you weren't feeling well for the New Year's Eve festivities. Hope you're feeling better today! Happy New Year and thanks for making my life a little brighter last year! God bless you in 2010!!

Kim said...

Just read the qoute about friendship and am going to steal it and put it on my facebook status. Thought I would let you know....thanks for the laughs. Too bad you have to be sick, but it makes for a fun read.

Love you,
Kim

Heth said...

Happy 2010 to you dear friend.