Friday, October 24, 2008

At Home - At the Movies

It's going to be a stay-in-the-house-stay-bundled-up-stay-on-the-drugs kind of a weekend for me.

I woke up this past Monday with a slight sore throat. I ignored it, figuring it would pass. During the day and by the time I got home after work, it had not passed. It had worsened.

I toughed it out and went to work Tuesday through this Friday afternoon. What ever it was ailing me, it wasn't going away. On Thursday, I lost my voice for most of the day. Today I went through hot and cold spells. It was beginning to look like I might have a touch of the flu.

I immediately started a scavenger hunt for the medicines I could find in the medicine cabinet and other places around the house. I found some packets of TheraFlu, a bottle of Ny-Quil nightime cough medicine, a bottle of Vicks Formula 44 and all kinds of pills and tablets for colds.

Then I found a couple of nips of Seagram's Crown Royal! What they were doing in the medicine cabinet I don't know, but I'm sure I can put them to good use - for medicinal purpose only, mind you.

Having secured some treatments to supplement the planned rest and sleep, I prepared my Lazy Boy and the end table next to it.
Blanket and pillow - check!
Tissues - check!
Some magazines - check!
Crossword and Sudoku books, one of each - check!
A book to read - check!
Some movies on DVD to watch - check!
Cell phone close at hand - check!
Ah, all set to settle in like a snow bird in its nest! No wait! Something's not right. Something is missing ...
Of Course! The TV remote! How was I expecting to survive without it?
-Check and double check!

-I picked up Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on Tuesday.

The Tuesday before I bought The Incredible Hulk.

Those two movies should take me up the late morning or early afternoon in time for me scrounge up something to eat since my wife will be out of the house working until 4 pm.

-After lunch, I'll take advantage of the time to watch a movie I never got around to watching.

10,000 BC - What a cute kitty cat!

I'll watch King Kong again. The last time I watched it in interrupted intervals. Even though it's over 3 hours long, I'll watch it straight through. This version of the 1939 classic is the best by far of the King Kong remakes.

If I throw in a nap or two and a post to the Blog, I should still have time to clean up any mess I might make before the missus gets home.

The entertainment schedule for Sunday will begin with some time spent reading my favorite book by my favorite author.

Sunday, of course, means NFL football - three games in the afternoon and one at night.

I imagine my wife will find some reasons for my Sunday schedule to be altered. Alas, it always seems that I never really get to enjoy those times when I am sick! If you can't slack off when you're well, and you can't slack off when you're ill - just when I can I?



Skunkfeathers said...

If ever a time for slacking existed, it's NOW! Granted, when you're sick, slacking isn't as fun as it could be, but to slack during NFL games is a good thing!

kenju said...

When sick, you and I gather the same supplies! I don't do the number puzzles, though - only crosswords.

Jack K. said...

Sounds like a grand plan. Here are some on-line puzzles/word games you might enjoy, I do. The Free Rice site is a way to donate grains of rice to help feed the hungry.

Daily Crossword Puzzle

Daily Codebreaker

Free Rice

Get better quickly enough to enjoy the recuperating.

Christina said...

Your planned schedule sounds perfect. If you don't feel well you should be allowed to lie around and do whatever you want to do, even nothing. Hope you feel better soon!

Hale McKay said...


Yeah, even sick I enjoy football games.

Hale McKay said...


Great minds, even when sick, think and slack off the same way.

Hale McKay said...


I was familiar with the first two sites you cited.

"Free Rice" is a new one to me. I'll check it out.

Hale McKay said...


Thanks. I'm glad so many think the way I do when it comes to being sick.