From the Sick Ward

5 Jan

Gave in to being sick and went to bed yesterday afternoon ~ after about 16 hours of mostly sleeping, some Airbourne, some zinc lozenges, hot toddies, and gargling, i’m enjoying a little bit of “feeling better” time this morning, but don’t expect it to last much longer.  The bed is calling my name even as i write this.

As entertainment for the time that i can’t sleep and don’t feel well enough to get up, i’ve started reading 50 Shades.   i don’t think it’s that bad so far.  i mean, it’s really a Harlequin romance with a kinky twist, right?

i’m curious to see if our girl ever realizes that she is a submissive.  After all, no one has turned her on at all until this guy came along.  For goodness sake, she’s graduating from college and has never had an orgasm ~ that’s just interesting.  Maybe if she’d stumbled across Story of O when she was younger that would have been different!

i’m sure i’ll have more to say about it at some point, but not now. Now,  i’m eating some of Ms. Constance’s cookies for breakfast  ~ that’s eggs and milk and good-for-you stuff, right? ~ and getting ready to go back to bed.  

Hope to have something more exciting to write about in the not too distant future.   In the meantime, maybe i’ll get caught up on reading other people’s blogs and answering comments…

29 Responses to “From the Sick Ward”

  1. sin January 5, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Feel better soon – cookies are the best thing for breakfast when you are sick. Really.

    -sin

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      Thanks, Sin, i appreciate the support!!! We know, don’t we?

      hugs,

      aisha

  2. faithful January 5, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    Seems to be going around- so take care of yourself.

    I think being sick gives us the authority to eat whatever the heck we want or crave.

    Feel Better!

    ~faithful

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 11:02 am #

      Hi, Faithful,

      There sure is something going around – all kinds of people i know are in varying stages of sickness and recovery. And i like your attitude to it!

      hugs,

      aisha

  3. ancilla_ksst January 5, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    Oh dear, so tempted to give you a spoiler on that, but I won’t.

    I’m still trying to recover from some kind of cold/flu plague myself.

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 11:05 am #

      Hi, ancilla,

      Thanks for not sharing the spoiler – i’ve finished it now, thank goodness! And i’ve been reading about your recovery – hope it’s complete!

      aisha

  4. Twisted Angel January 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Hoping you feel better soon. AS far as the orgasm thing goes I never had my first one until I was in my early 30s. There are a lot of reasons behind orgasm lack. For me it was abuse and anxiety. Now I still have trouble reaching them. I wrote a whole piece about anxiety and orgasm and their connection on my blog last week. I got tired of hearing ‘oh you just aren’t doing it right, you need a better lover and yadda yadda

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 11:11 am #

      Thanks, Twisted Angel!

      i recently read your post on this – interesting. i do think there are a lot of reasons behind not having orgasms, and anxiety is a huge orgasm killer.

      What i object to a bit is her presenting herself as the epitome of normal and healthy while he’s presented as fifty shades of messed up, ya know? Maybe this is resolved in later books (although i doubt it.)

      ANYHOW – i really appreciate you reading and commenting, and enjoyed reading your blog.

      aisha

  5. night owl January 5, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    aisha,

    I think blog reading is as good for the body and soul as cookies are. Rest well and No Guilting Yourself (I believe those are orders from your Sir.)

    night owl

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 11:12 am #

      Hi, Nightowl,

      O, gosh, i think you’re right! i certainly did enjoy that part of yesterday! {Cookies and blogs both.} And am not settling into guilt today, so that’s all good!

      hugs,

      aisha

  6. faerie January 5, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Feel better soon aisha, and cookies, especially those made with love from a friend, are just what the doctor ordered, lol 🙂

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 11:13 am #

      Thank you, faerie, and i’ think you’re right – the extra benefit in these cookies was the love. 🙂

      lol

      aisha

  7. Wordwytch January 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    Whammies for feeling better soon!

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 11:13 am #

      Thanks, Wordwytch! Whammies received and appreciated!

      aisha

  8. Burford January 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    Not sure what you mean by spirituality. If its a church, give UNITY a look. I would call it a “no guilt” religion. Its Christian (lots of ex-Catholics), low-key, non-blaming, and up-lifting. If you are talking about developing your own spirituality, read the Gnostic Bible. It is composed of religious texts that religious scholars decided not to put into the Bible, but is really a compendium of the world’s history of spiritual thought. You read that and you can come up with the type of spirituality that will mean something to you personally – and it does not have to involve going and sitting in a church every Sunday.

    On the other hand, there are some very rigid churches, mostly located in the deep south, that believe if a person sins, a good, stout rod across the buttocks is a wonderful correctional tool – maybe you would rather to go that route – WARNING: these religious sects often accompany that punishment thing not only with speaking in tongues but thinking handling poisonous reptiles is a good idea. So if you pick a church like that, sit near the exit, be ever vigilant (no snoozing in church) and be ready to run – you may wanna skip the high heels.

    My approach to decision-making is to throw my questions out to “the universe” (is as good a way to put it as any), be patient, listen to the answer, figure out what I think is really the right path to pursue, and act on it. The replies I get have rarely led me wrong – and have faith in yourself and the answers you receive. The clear advantage to this approach is that all answers lie within you.

    And regarding the ease of getting things to work out the way you want? While some effort is required to achieve most anything worth having, if at some point it becomes clear you are just throwing yourself against a brick wall, running into continual set-backs that never go away, that’s a sure sign you need to back off, re-evaluate, reconsider – perhaps try a tangential target to your original target – it might be just as rewarding as your original target and may be easier to achieve. I notice the things that are “right” for me to do seem to come easily.

    Sorry you have not felt well. Sounds like the same thing hit me 2 or 3 weeks ago and I continue to hack.

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 11:21 am #

      Hi, Burford,

      Thanks for the suggestions and for sharing your thoughts ~ that was helpful. Between you and Jade, i was inspired to at least write about where i am.

      Um, neither UU nor snake-handling Christians seem to be in my immediate future. Nice ideas though.

      i hear what you’re saying about the tangential goals, and am working on that. The thing is, i know i’m supposed to be doing something, i’m just not sure exactly what. i’m sure it’ll become clear in its own time.

      Sorry you have been sick too! Hope you are completely well soon.

      hugs,

      aisha

      • night owl January 6, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

        Just wanted to butt my know-it-all nose in and say the UU (Unitarian Universalist) and the Church of Unity are distinct entities and very different. I have attended and enjoyed both.

      • aisha January 7, 2013 at 5:51 am #

        O, thanks, Night owl, of course you’re right, and i kinda knew that, but obviously not completely. Thanks again ~ and it’s not a know-it-all-nose! That’s an important distinction.

        aisha

  9. nancy January 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    Cookies, tea and sleep, probably in reverse order will be your friends as you continue to feel better. It takes a while to get over this bug.. don’t loose faith or start to work too soon! {{HUGS}}

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 11:23 am #

      Thanks, Nancy. Yes, tea is helpful too. i’m taking it slow – i am going to shower today – but not too much more!

      Thanks again for the good wishes and good advice!

      hugs,

      aisha

  10. sirqsmlb January 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    Feel better soon!!!

    After you’re on the mend, maybe a dash of fantasy to help you get back in the swing of things (hehe – I know – shameless plug).

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 11:24 am #

      Thanks, Fiona!!

      Maybe tomorrow Naomi will be back. It could happen…

      hugs,

      aisha

  11. Jake January 6, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    Hope you feel better, aisha, and that you enjoy Fifty Shades more than I did! I’m afraid that I’m just not part of its target audience…

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      Thanks, Jake! i’m sure i did enjoy it more than you! i would imagine it would be painful reading for a Dominant – Christian Grey seems awfully inept for a Dom who’s had 15 previous submissives, doesn’t he?

      laughing…

      aisha

  12. striving for Peace January 6, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Feel better – -and don’t worry- 50 shades’ won’t take too much away from your recovery

    sfp

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 11:27 am #

      Thanks, Sfp! And no, it didn’t! Um, i liked it… in my own way, i guess. Lots of interesting things to reflect on.

      hugs,

      aisha

  13. vanillamom January 6, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Hope today finds you feeling much stronger…but don’t be afraid to take time for you…if that means being in bed an extra few hours…then do it…I’m glad your Sir is there with you, that you are not home alone and sick. Amazed you can take zinc….my wife swears by it…it does nothing for me, and I cannot get past the taste of it…ewwww!

    Happy Sunday!

    nilla

    • aisha January 6, 2013 at 11:29 am #

      Thanks, ‘Nilla,

      i’m definitely better today, and still taking it easy, yes, ma’am. 🙂

      i like the zinc! Makes me feel like i’m being proactive and i don’t mind the taste either. Besides, the vitamin D is probly kicking in.

      🙂

      hugs,

      aisha

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