A story for another day

By Mir
August 24, 2009

I had this grand plan to tell you all about where we are in our dog search, but last night my cold morphed into something I was sure was the flu, but after going to the doctor this morning and being swabbed I have been assured that I do not have the flu.

I was sort of disappointed, frankly. When you lay down on the floor and cry because you haven’t slept all night and your head feels like it’s going to explode and you have a fever and you can say, “I HAVE THE FLU!”, well, people are understanding.

If you do all of those things but you have to say, “It’s just a VIRUS!”, you kind of feel like an ass. Or at least I do, what with my husband probably in the process of dying and whatnot, at the same time. I mean, he has MRSA. I just have a lot of snot. And, apparently, a very low tolerance for feeling like crap.


  1. Jamie

    Feel better fast!

  2. Tracy H

    Awwww nobody likes to feel like crap. Sending well wishes to your household!

  3. Half Assed Kitchen

    Hope you feel better soon. And Otto too. Having to be sick in the summer is just all kinds of wrong.

  4. Frank

    At least you have a reason to feel crappy, and whiny, etc. A sick household is no fun. All we can complain about is Mondays….
    Thanks for the bit of perspective today! Get better soon… the SuperSaga is killin me; kinda like that MASH episode where they get the mystery novel and the last page is missing… :)

  5. Tracy

    My goodness! I hope ya’ll get better soon!

  6. Crisanne

    Don’t remember the details about MRSA, but did you happen to mention it to your doc this morning? Sorry about the swabbing of the brain. Hope they didn’t get anything important!

  7. Anna Marie

    I’m so sorry you are sick. Feel better soon!

  8. Dawn

    Doesn’t matter what you have – you feel like crap, you feel like crap. Hope you feel better soon!

  9. Kristie

    In my house flu and virus are synonymous. Feel better soon.

  10. Megan

    Oh dear. Fly the plague flag, load up the DVDs and just go back to bed. Sounds like it’s time for some seeeerious relaxing chez M’Otto

  11. Lylah

    Oh no! Feel better! A lot of snot would be more than enough to make me miserable…

  12. Zuska

    ACK! MRSA?? Poor Otto (and poor you, of course)!! Curly Girl currently is on antibiotics for a staph infection (a lovely side effect of frequent bouts of eczema is a likelihood to get staph as well – lovely!), and every time I hear “staph” I automatically think “MRSA.”

    You guys really deserve a healthy week. Soon!

  13. getsheila

    Oh dear, tag team terribles. I hope you feel better soon, m’dear.

  14. Leandra

    You know, this is probably just your body’s way of saying “Enough already!!” You two have had enough stress over the past couple of weeks to fell an elephant. Hie thee to bed, young lady!

  15. Otto

    For the record, we don’t know it’s MRSA. Yet. It could just be plague. Or it could be I improperly performed that voodoo hex on whoever ruined Super … I’m pretty sure I was supposed to toss the chicken livers over my left shoulder … but maybe it was the right one … damnit.


  16. ben

    That’s snot funny, Otto.

  17. annette

    I’m sorry. Just think of how good you will feel when you are better(trying to look on the bright side).

  18. Katie

    I think I had that too. Maybe strep, maybe Mono, turned out to be nothing. I too wanted to cry. We can cry together! Fell better Mir and Otto.

  19. Katie

    Sorry, that should say feel, not fell.

  20. Aimee

    *snort* Even with a mild case of plague, Otto brings the funny.

    Mir, maybe you can try modifying virus with something to make it more impressive, like, “Woe is me! I have a Pernicious Vyrus!” And yes, you can totally spell it that way. It makes it seem foreign and exotic, and when it comes to viruses (viri?) that always makes it sound more horrible. The fact that it’s a mere virus should not prevent you from garnering all possible sympathy.

  21. Meredith

    I, too, was the victim of a just-a-virus-not-the-flu this weekend. Which was totally unfair seeing as 3 of my 5 kids were already being treated for the flu (added a 4th this morning). Take heart, I only had one day of feeling truly terrible, and then the worst cleared. Unfortunately for me, my worst day was spent doing my duty as assistant scoutmaster at and all day merit badge clinic.

  22. J from Ireland

    You poor things, they pair of you. Hope you both feel better soon.

  23. BethRD

    My daughter had a not-flu virus this weekend and spent the whole weekend as a little hot sweaty whiny bundle of feverish misery, so I’m sure if she could talk beyond the “mama ride car!” level she would tell you that a virus doesn’t have to be the flu to kick your ass. I mean, the flu *is* just a virus.

    Feel better soon!

  24. Chuck

    Well technically, the flu is a virus also…just a more nasty sort than a cold. Hope you feel better soon, Mir! You and Otto both!

  25. Grizzly Kitteh

    I feel your pain. I have a sore throat something fierce and I feel like someone beat me with a bat :(

  26. Monique

    Oh, no! Sending lots of prayers and hugs your way. Feel better soon to you and Otto (and chickie? does she still have the flu?)!

  27. Sheila

    Soup for everyone! Or vodka, whatever works.

    Feel better soon, guys.

  28. Lucinda

    Lack of sleep will make you miserable regardless of whether it’s the flu or “merely” a virus. I don’t think the virus is hung up on names and neither should you be. Hope you both recover quickly.

  29. mama speak

    Tag team on who gets to take the “PM” drugs (so someone is coherent when the kids are in the house) and then by all means take them & go to sleep. There’s a reason they show that guy taking NyQuil in bed you know.

    Hope you are both quickly on the mend. And now I will be sanitizing my keyboard JIC that virus is the kind that can be spread thru the interwebs. ;-)

    Feel better soon!

  30. Nicki

    Otto…hexes are tricky. That’s why I opted to go the legal route for squatter removal, as opposed to dancing naked in the moonlight while wearing a chicken gizzard necklace. See, doesn’t that make more sense.

    And Mir, just because Otto has decided to get some rare and possibly archaic illness to draw the spotlight, that doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve a little TLC and sympathy when you’re sick. PS. Zicam? Works on my snot issues every time.

    Feel better!

  31. Brigitte

    “Just” a virus!? No, it’s a potentially rare, mysterious and unidentified virus!

    Now you can be justified in your wallowing. Carry on.

  32. Javamom

    When it rains it pours. Sending some healing sunshine…

  33. elizabeth

    You two are both pitiful and hilarious. Feel better soon!

  34. Debbi

    Get well soon!! To both of you!!

  35. Pam

    OMG, Please take care of yourself and each other. MRSA,, poor Otto!!! Get better quick or at least feel better, but of course, don’t stop writing!!! I get the shakes if I don’t get to read you daily…
    Hugs and chicken soup….

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