Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Feverish ramblings

Boy, am I ever glad to see the morning. Last night was no fun. I had a fever that got up to 101 (high for me), chills, horrid body aches, the works. I've been feeling a bit under the weather off and on since Saturday afternoon, but last night was the worst. I have no idea what in the heck I contracted -- surely not the flu, in August?! -- but I am hoping it is on its way soon. Of course, today, a sore throat has started up, ugh. And yes, I did give myself a thorough once-over looking for spider bites, but apparently that is not the cause. No flesh rotting off here. :)

While I was sick and parked on the sofa, we stayed up last night watching the Olympics. I am not a big sports fanatic, but there is something about the Olympics. I watched Michael Phelps get his 10th and 11th gold medals, and then we watched the Chinese and the American girls battle it out for the gymnastics team finals. I feel bad for the Americans, but I must say, I am happy deep down that the Chinese got the gold. Apparently these girls are pretty much "sacrificed" from age three on, devoting their entire lives to the sport, oftentimes only seeing their parents once a year throughout their entire childhood. Can you imagine?! I think it is terrible that the Chinese government does that, but since they do, I thought it was only fitting that these poor girls at least got to take home the gold medals. Of course, all that time on the sofa yesterday also got me to thinking that soon, kids in China will be growing up not only without siblings, but also no aunts, uncles, or cousins! That "1 child per family" law eventually is going to wipe out the whole idea of extended family for China's people. Everyone eventually will only have their parents and grandparents, that's it. Isn't that crazy to think about?

2 comments:

Sandy said...

Feeling sick when it's so stinkin' hot out is the worst!! I hope you feel better soon, chica!! Enjoy the downtime though.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Hi Valerie. I hope you are feeling better. Fevers are the worst.

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