Monday, May 18, 2009

Bird Flu, Swine Flu or One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Well, we're back and let's just say I brought home a little sump'n sump'n that wouldn't fit in the suitcase. I managed to pick up some kind of bug and not a good one. Why couldn't it have been a mudbug? I could go for that, you betcha!
Heck, the jitterbug would have been a lot of fun...you ought to see Cat Daddy and I cut a rug. Quite the sight to behold!
Friends, I would have even settled for the love bug!
But oh no, not old Deb...she had to go and get herself a fever! And once again, not the type of fever I would like to have while on a trip!
A little Saturday Night Fever, you ask? Not for this pitiful birthday girl! We had to come home Saturday because I was the official party pooper!
Dance fever, then you ask? No, not unless shaking from chills counts as the shimmy!
I have no idea what I picked up, but there are no other symptoms besides a fever! So I am in bed letting Cat Daddy wait on me hand and foot and I am totally zapped. I cannot be funny or clever and I'm so sorry. I do have a lot to tell about the first two days of our "romantic" getaway, but it will just have to wait until my head is a little clearer. In the meantime, just because I don't feel well doesn't mean y'all have to suffer! In my state of delirium I have decided to do a little Happy Birthday To Me Giveaway. This will actually be more than one giveaway!
First by leaving me a comment about how sad and needy I am, your name will be put in the empty kleenex box and drawn out to win this Betsey Johnson Rockin' Chick necklace. I think you all rock and Betsey J. is one of my favorites for jewelry. How cool is this?
Then the other giveaway is this...I am not buying any raffle tickets from the Junk Sistas Bella Bucks for myself, BUT, if you are a follower, I am putting all your names in the vaporizer and drawing out ten names that I am going to purchase a ticket for. This is just a small way for me to give back to all of you for your faithfulness with the prayers and love you have sent out for us! Now, we just need to decide when to do the drawing. I figure I am going to be down (but not out!) for a few days, so in looking at my visitors numbers I noticed I was getting close to 50,000! So what do you say that when I hit 50,000 or Friday at 8:00 a.m, which ever comes first, I make the drawing? How does that sound? That will be for all eleven drawings. So start telling me to get well soon and happy birthday to me before the fever breaks and I realize what I have done!
Oh and I want to add one more thing! It looks like the inmates have been in charge. I've been visiting a few of your latest posts while I've been gone and it appears some of you have been running amuck in my absence! I just can't leave you unattended even for a weekend!

48 comments:

Scrappy Doo said...

Deb,
Hope you feel better
Scrappy

Margo said...

I'm so sorry you don't feel good. Please get better soon, and go to the doc if it gets worse.
Take no chances.
Margo

David said...

Sorry you're under the weather. Hope you get well soon.

Tootsie said...

girl I hope you feel better soon! rest up!
this was a cute post....as for mine...the greenhouse is still full of plants...and the heat is jacked up! I learned my lesson a few years back not to plant too soon....this happens almost every May here...snow sucks when you are aching to plant!

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

You are the best...you can even make getting the ick sound funny

Get better real soon...but in the meantime enjoy the attention...you deserve it.
Hugs...
Cathleen

Bonnie said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather but glad to know C.D. is treatin' you right! Can't wait to hear about your birthday getaway when you're up to it!

Feel better soon,
Bonnie

Frippery said...

Happy Birthday Debbie! What a stinkin gift, a fever for your birthday. I sure hope you are back up and keeping us in stitches soon. Sending home made chicken soup wishes and cool lavender scented forehead cloth dreams. Hugs, (but not too close, don't want to catch anything)Pam

Cher said...

Feel better for you birthday! That's an order!

The Texas Woman

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Happy b-day, girlie! Wish I were there to give you a hug! Get well soon! Love ya!

Amy

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

See my question to you in the email was maybe true? Hmmm, will that bug hatch in 9 months? Seriously, hope you are feeling better really soon, we've missed your funny and witty self!! And, no you can't be sick on your birthday. I'll be by your house at 5am tomorrow, so be ready!!

M Square said...

We hate that you are feeling so bad! I hope that "T" isn't on to something & Ms. Bella have a new aunt or uncle in 9 month. Did you push the dolly? Anyway, I hope that you feel great tomorrow on YOUR DAY!!!

donna baker said...

All that talk about babies! Are you 40 yet? Sleep, sleep, sleep. It's best when you have fever. Hope you get better soon.

Cottage Way of Life said...

That just stinks that a nasty bug hitched a ride home with you! Hope you feel better real soon.

Oh, and you are a girl after my own heart. I just LOVE Betsey Johnson's stuff, jewelry, purses, you name it, can't get enough of Betsey!

Feel better!!!!

The Tattered Cottage said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Lucky that you have CD to take care of you. Can't wait until you're better and share your romantic trip with CD with us....Meeeowwww
Toni

Lou Cinda said...

I am so sorry you got sick on your trip...but at least you had a couple of days of good health before the rampage hit!!

Take care and rest and relax and eat chicken noodle soup and watch your favorite television shows and just "heal"!

Lou Cinda :)

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Aw man! I hope it's a quick bug! You gotta be well for your birthday! ~Mindy

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

OH DEB, if anybody can kill that bug fast, it is you!! Happy bday and get to feeling better soon!

Jena

sepiadreams said...

Get to feeling better....There's nothing fun about being a party pooper-with the emphasis on "pooper"...Love Tiina...

delighted heart said...

Sooo Sorry you are under the weather...specially for your birthday. Happy Birthday anyway! I fought a cold all last week and wasn't feeling too good for my BD either! I think I'm just about over it in time for Miss Bella to make her appearance on Wednesday. I absolutely love the Rockin Chick necklace! Where did you find it..if I don't win I've got to get me one! Hope you are up to speed soon! Sorry your weekend was cut short...hope you took a rain check! You still ROCK...sick or not!

thedomesticfringe said...

Oh, I'm so sad to hear that you are sick. I hope you feel better real soon! Eat chicken soup (isn't that what they say?). I prefer chocolate myself. It always helps me to feel better.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! When is the big day?

-FringeGirl

The Junkin' Yaya said...

Hey darlin!

Thanks for your sweet comment...and you need to make sure you go to the doc just to make sure it ain't that funky flu going on down here in Texas! As you are well aware of!

Hey...even though you will get well soon...let CD think how drained you are and get just a little bit more of that waitin' on!

xo...deb

The Green Pea said...

Oh! Debbie you can not be sick on your birthday. Get well real soon. Have a real special day. You and CD have cake in bed together. Next week he will be the one that is not feeling well. Sharing is not always a good thing. Happy Birthday tomorrow!!!! Blessings, Sandi

Tamis said...

Oh no! I call for a do-over! Hope your not sick to long that you end up with "cabin fever".

Bummer way to try to enjoy your Birthday! Happy Birthday wishes are being sent you way along with a giant heaping load of get well really, really soon thoughts!~

Probably a good thing you did not catch jungle fever...CD may not want to share you!

maryboys said...

lol! lol! deb - while i am truly sorry you are ill...i just have to admit that i really enjoyed this post:) (hil-ar-i-ous, actually) please put my name in the vaporizer but not the kleenex box - i have issues with tissues.

p.s. i sure hope it's not "kuru" - (you'll have to google it...) lol. lol. lol...

misselaineous said...

Happy Tuesday...Happy Birthday, Lady...and last, but not least...happy get well quick...being waited on hand and foot sounds fine, but we need our Trash Talkin' gal up and about and feelin' fine! *elaine*

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Listen hear Trash...how many times have I told you to bring your OWN shot glass? Doing shots out of someone else's glass is just asking for trouble. I am sure poor Cat Daddy is just about worn out. Poor lamb. Oh, you feel better too, ok? love ya, mean it!
oxoxox lulu

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Hey Girl, Happy Happy Birthday! I know we have to be about the same age (29). I hope you get over the crud soon. Hope you have a great day. Much love and lots of hugs,Pat

time-worn interiors said...

Oh, I hope you feel better for your Birthday!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear...............!
Happy Birthday to you!
What a day you guys have planned! Have a great time!
TOT

Jodie LeJeune said...

Geez Deb...if coming to Louisiana was going to make you sick, you should have stayed your a** in Texas! ;)

Seriously though, it was too quiet without you here. I don't know which one is worse...you being gone for a few days or you being sick.

Get well, that's an order!

Happy Birthday Doll!
everything vintage

sparkled*life said...

You are my fav blog! It is truely a gift to make a blog that is interesting about being sick...but you can do it! I love you Deb! You are so amazing! No wonder you are at 50,000 hits everyone loves you!!

I am totally digging the Chik (our spelling ;)) neckalace it wonderful! Afterall we are all Chiks at Family Life Church!!

You are amazing take advantage of this time to get you some rest! You are always busy little bee get rested up my bloggy friend!

I love you girl! One day we will have to get together go eat some yummy food and just shop it up for a while....or ummmm lets call it retail therapy shall we? :)

Happy Birthday!

Margo said...

Hope you are feeling better, Have a happy birthday anyway.
Margo

summersundays-jw said...

So guess if I get a pkg. from you, a little sterilizing would be in order. Hope you have a good birthday (take 3 ibuprophen). Today is my sister Judy's b'day so I'll eat a piece of cake for you. Feel better! Jan

Sweet Pea said...

OMG girl, you too? I went down for the count on Saturday with something too. Well try and have a Happy Birthday anyway--love ya girl!

Hugs,
Shelley

Karen from A`Musements said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAH-LIN!!! How's that for a funky 'souvenir'? You're not suppose to come home from a trip (even to the swamps!) with a bug.... a tiara, a new outfit, a lot of interesting food maybe, but not the 'feeling yuckies'.... sooo sorry. That'll teach you and "The Cat" to visit Lousiana instead of coming here to Oregon to see The Bird and me! Hope you are feeling tip top soon, so you can party birthday-style! Love ya Miss D!
xoxo
Karen

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, Debbie. You've got a lot of partying to do still!

lilsista said...

Hey! Happy Birthday you poor, poor lady! How aweful to feel aweful on YOUR day!! Iheard of you through tootsie (my sister) and I have to tell you that I am rooting for your little Bella! Just looking at her perfectness reminded me of when we had our own traumatic birth! My heart goes out to you all! These little peanuts are the strongest most stubborn little troopers and when they grow bigger it carries through into their grown-up lives....they arae super successful in all they do as they have had to fight from the second they were born! Love and prayers...
I hope I win! The only thing I have ever won in my life was a year supply of "tit dip" (for cows) when I was 13! :(! Try and live that down as an awkward adolescent! Bye!:)

Lou Cinda said...

I hope you are feeling better!! Thanks for checking in on my blog and the support! Lord knows I need it!! I have just had a kick butt couple of weeks, but it's all good! Everyone is in one piece, which is the main thing!

I told Steve we need to have a yard sale and make some cash! He talked to our mechanic today and it will be okay. Steve took some stuff out that he can do, and so they have weeded it down so it's not AS bad! And as for Cammie Pie...he has a summer job as a lifeguard, so he is gonna be paying some back!

Life Lesson 101 ~ Responsibility ~

Hope Bella is getting bigger and bigger!

Lou Cinda :)

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Okay now that you have entered our contest, we know who won. And yes if you include pictures of Cat Daddy, topless or bottomless, you definately win. I have just figured out this is how you win everything, its CD that is the hook..........hummmmmmm Lauri@chippys

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Sweetie, Hope you're feeling much better today. I just read it's your birthday over at Theresa's. Happy, happy birthday!! Sounds like you and CD had some fantastic plans for the day. Hope you're still celebrating and enjoying all the well wishes and folks that care about you.
xo~Tracie

bella shabby said...

Happy Birthday Debbie! I hope you are feeling better. Can't wait to hear about your trip to Louisiana when you're feeling all better. How's Miss Bella doing? Birthday hugs , Sue

curiousgoods said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY IN ATHENS SOON! HUGS, Donna

One Vintage Hag said...

hey deb,

do hope you are feeling better ~ especially on your birthday. do hope you had some trip fun while ya'll were away. you should have stuck with the love bug for sure. been keeping an eye on sweet baby Bella. she is a cutie ~ love watching her grow.

smiles,
~one vintage hag

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Hi There...I am just stopping by to say hello and to tell you that I have given you a much deserved award on my blog.
Hope you are feeling better Birthday girl.
Hugs...
Cathleen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Get better soon...or now! I too picked up something that is suspiciously like the flu. I had every symptom in the book. Today is the first day I have felt like working (although I worked the other days too). Even that nite time nyquil stuff didn't help. Thank you for the fabulous give-away. May I enter? xo Lynn

Tootsie said...

please sign up for my fertilizer friday post and show me your garden!!! I just know it will be a real treat!

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Happy Birthday, my dear friend!

Malisa

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you are feeling much better!!!

Shannon

Barbara said...

Hi Deb, Been a while since we visited. Be very careful to take care of yourself with the "bug". Happy Belated Birthday.
Have you been to Canton lately? Sharon and I have not had time to get back yet, too hot now so will wait until the fall. Hope you are up and around soon.