Monday, March 28, 2011

Feeling groovy

Yikes, for the first time ever I have missed a few days! I am going to have to go and fill them in. I am ready, willing and able to cheat. Watch me.

For now, I must just explain I was a little under the weather for a few days.

I hate when I get a cold. I hate admitting weakness. I hid it from Howard until it was almost over. Then I mentioned it, casually, because it had to do with something or other, that I had been a little -- under the weather, was the phrase I used.

Howard said, "You were?"

He said I am like his mother who always hid her illnesses.

Women do that!

Because you know what, if I admit I am sick I am opening the door to all kinds of stuff including whether or not  Howard is going to catch it. If you do not admit you are sick then when your husband, or whoever, gets sick, you can always act surprised and blameless and say you hope you do not catch it.

The good part about my illness was that it allowed me to think. So I could sit at my desk and work on the ol' book which, it is coming along nicely, almost done with a good draft. Hahaha, that would be a good answer if you are in a bar and someone asks how that writing project is going. You can say, "I am almost done with a good draft." You are not lying! It is the Genny you are working on!

Where was I?

Oh, right, sitting at my desk. It crossed my mind that maybe Leonard set this up, from the hereafter. I can see him talking to God: "Give her a cold, not so bad she cannot think or work or sleep, just bad enough so she cannot go Zumba dancing or out with her friends." These are the wages of my lighting all those candles for him down at St. Anthony's. End result, as we say here in Buffalo: Pennario now has God's ear, and can pull off things like this, in return for playing God "Midnight on the Cliffs" or Schubert's "Serenade."

However it happened, I did end up putting in a lot of good time, all the while drinking tons of herb tea and sucking down cough drops.

And I am now well again. Today I will Zumba.

After I have done more work, that is.

I am into the groove now!

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