Those are words to a song performed by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. It also describes me since yesterday.
I have been (mostly) in bed, calling AP upstairs every now and then to check my forehead for a temperature and each time he tells me that I am feverish, which I already know because I’m shivering and achy.
Oh dear. I do not want to be one of those embarrassing people who bangs on about their lurgies and bugs. Let me leave you with a list some of the random thoughts that I’ve had this morning while in bed, sipping a cup of tea which is sure to speed my recovery.
1. I have just discovered that the USA Food Channel is broadcast via our cable package and I’ve been watching The Barefoot Contessa all morning. There is something so comforting about watching this program but it makes me homesick.
2. I am so very happy that I bought a Soda Stream and would like to encourage everyone who drinks soda pop to buy one and use it instead of continuing to buy plastic bottle after plastic bottle of soda. I have probably cut down my carbon footprint by several thousand just because I use my soda stream to make lemonade (Sprite in the US). I also never run out of fizzy water, which I prefer to drink rather than still water. (I don’t even know if “several thousand” is the right use of words for carbon footprint reduction.)
3. AP and I watched a documentary called “Vegucated” and we have begun to discuss the possibility of going all-out vegetarian. If you do not want to consider becoming a vegetarian, then do not watch documentaries about how your food is processed. We have eaten very little meat this week.
And now — The Fever sung by Southside Johnny