Conflicted, but grateful

24 January, 2014
Rat Fink

Normally, I hate school cancellations on Friday during a rehearsal run, because the ballgame always gets rescheduled for a Wednesday night: the *only* night of the week I can get all my cast members together for a company rehearsal of any kind. I have so many athletes in the three winter sports (men’s/women’s basketball, men’s/women’s powerlifting, and wrestling), it’s near impossible to assemble all 25 kids in one place for two hours. It’s madness.

But today, I was grateful and relieved to get the cancellation text. My lungs feel like two enormous slabs of mercury-infected salmon, putrefying in my rib cage. Every dry, hacking cough is a new experience in searing, white-hot, exquisite pain. Honestly, I didn’t know how I was going to get through five rehearsals and a lecture class today, as the only thing that makes the coughing worse is talking and singing. A long weekend of recuperation should do the trick, however.

And the Thriller sounds just as bad as I do, if not marginally worse. Between the two of us, I think we’re scaring the dog, and everyone knows that’s pretty easy to do in the first place. Haha

This about puts the kaibosh on seeing any grandchildren or sister Mavis this weekend, too. My life is a hash. Good night, nurse.

Fink out (back to the bed)

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David
David
24 January, 2014 8:12 am

I am so sorry to hear that Ms. Fink…thoughts, prayers, good karma all sent your way and if I could I would send you all some warm weather. Lots of liquids!

Rest and take care!

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RD
RD
24 January, 2014 8:38 am

Wow! So sorry you are suffering from such a bad case of the Ohio crud. Praying that both of you have great recuperation throughout this week-end and that the extra day is really beneficial.

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Katherine
Katherine
24 January, 2014 2:04 pm

Oh dear, I hope you feel better! I don’t know if you’re into home remedies, but I’ve been swallowing pill sized pieces of raw garlic at first sign of sickness, and this winter has been vastly improved on the sickness front. Even the baby takes it with pb and it works like a charm. Stay cozy!

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Candace
Candace
24 January, 2014 3:08 pm

I hope you are back to feeling yourself quickly. So many have this upper respiratory illness. I know of two friends that cracked ribs from the coughing!! Ohio crud is alive and well! Kick it’s butt Ms. Fink!!!

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