Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Yes, I am. Can't keep food down, my body aches, and a gang of little men with jackhammers is breaking rocks in my head.

No germ, virus of other invader caused this. It's tension, plain and simple.

I wrote a long screed explaining the sources of the tension -- some beginning ten months ago, some before, some since -- but have deleted it.

There's no point.

The "cures" are far beyond my reach.

I need to get out into the chilly air for a while -- rain is again predicted, but I don't believe it -- to see if it will freeze up the jackhammer-men, or at least make them less energetic.

After that, I have work to do.

Why bother?

At the moment, I can't come up with a good reason.


Anonymous said...

Awww...Scribs. I'm so sorry you are not feeling well. Stress can certainly be hard on the body. Try to do something that makes you feel better. Would you like to have a drink with me? I've got the Captain with me right now - in the middle of the afternoon.


Anonymous said...

I have just gone through 10 days of what you describe in your first para. I don't know, or care, whether it was a virus or came from the planet Zog. It has finally [touch wood] gone elsewhere, figuring that invading JJ's body is not fun. But it had a damned good go.

Perhaps it was peeping through my eyes as I was reading your rubbish and had a brainwave. 'Hey, there's a geezer who might be a bit of fun to infect. Let's trot over to where the Ghetto meets the Sea. Weather here in the UK is a bummer anyway."

Should that have been the case, please do not send it back in this direction.

I wish you a speedy recovery you miserable scribbling old wretch. May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil finds out you're dead.


Birdie said...


now, you know what happened the first trip we met! you had a virus then! PLEASE don't repeat that! I want to finally spend some time with you, dang it! :-)

lowandslow said...

I've had those head/stomach/paralyzing muscle aches before too, Scribbs. The good news is, it will pass. There is a definite ebb and flow to life. You're due a tide change, friend. Soon, I hope. :)

HarpO'Fly said...

That is no fun. It is a state in which worrying about the why's of anything make it worse.
That sort of thing sometimes precedes a great relief, oddly enough.
I hate it. It is a waste of food and food costs money.
If you have any way to catch a movie, that sometimes helps me.

Hang in, friend. Eat food you don't want anyway. I hope you can put the worry off to another time.

Kim said...

Hope you're feeling better soon Scrib. Ugh, tension migranes are horrible.

Sunny said...

I hope by this time you are feeling better, MrScribbler. Try to eat lightly and maybe you can keep at least 'something' down. {{hugs}}

joan said...

Take good care. Try a long walk if it isn't raining. At least it gets you out and tired enough to relax. Works for me. Hope things look better in the morning.

Betty said...

I know the feeling. Hope you feel better!