Last week was something to talk about…

I was scheduled to go back to work/school after the Thanksgiving holiday when at 2 a.m. Monday morning (last week), my body decided something different. I awoke to both a volcano and a tsunami event, playing inside my tummy.

I had the stomach flu with fever!

For the better part of three days I was ill and of course I slept a lot. I’m not telling you this so you’ll feel sorry for me or to gross you out. I wanted to tell you that after my “natural cleansing”, I noticed a new higher energy level—out of my norm.

My new energy pushed me through working a full day Thursday (no fatigue) then traveling to a Walmart in another town to shop. Did my body flush out toxins that had slowed me down? Could be. I remembered reading how the intestines “know” more than we know they know.  Get that? The  enteric nervous system is often referred to as our body’s second brain.” This is an interesting read here on how our gut thinks.

Something for our real brain to think about.

My first day back to work, we had an intruder drill. My office has no windows, so I sat in the dark for 30 minutes, which was creepy in itself. Do you want to know what was creepier? The quiet! Have you ever been in a school where all the children were quiet? It’s enough to make your skin crawl. Enough to make you tear up. Enough to make you beg God to end the drill so you can hear the children again. 


I bought a new Christmas tree. It’s white. Stringing lights on a tree is enough to send me over the edge, so I bought a pre-lit one. Here it is.  
Don’t notice the tag (that I missed) among the lights and ornaments. My daughter pointed out Sunday afternoon, there’s a second one on the opposite side.

And Millie? She’s being good thus far with the tree and gifts. I can't say the same for Monkey, though. Monkey is on a shelf awaiting her third surgery.

Millie bringing Monkey to see if I wanted to play. 

 Oh Millie.


  1. We really do need to listen to our bodies more. Before the only way they can get our attention is catastrophic.
    Our cats have been so bad about Christmas trees we have given up. Love the look on Millie's face when she brought Monkey to you.

  2. Hi Teresa - well I hope you stay better ... but as you say the body does know best and you obviously feel a lot better.

    The tree looks a delight - it's amazing how we can miss those simple things straight in front of us ... so easy to do. Glad Millie is learning self-control - poor 'old' monkey needing some repair!

    They do fire drills at the Nursing Centre - and it was quite disconcerting for the patients when the door automatically closed and the bell went off - and they were left ... til the door was re-opened. I spent some time in rooms with worried patients ...

    Cheers and have a good week. Hilary

  3. I've not heard that about the nervous system, but it makes so much sense! I need to listen to my body more. So glad you're feeling better...there is just nothing more miserable.

    Hope Millie keeps being a good girl! And gives Monkey a break. :)

  4. I hope you are feeling better now! Your tree is beautiful.

  5. The sickness you describe is my least favorite, but you put a positive spin on it.

    I enjoy quiet, but quiet in a group of people can be unsettling.

    Arlee Bird
    Wrote By Rote

  6. Yep,getting all the crap out of ones body does leave for more energy. Good the germs are gone. I'm sure Monkey can take it lol

  7. Not the way you really want to cleanse, but it's done now.
    I wouldn't have noticed the tag. I wonder if Millie will find it now that she can't have Monkey?

  8. Glad you're feeling better - sounds yucky!!!
    We bought a pre-lit one this year too - sooooooo much better :)
    We had a Code Red drill this week too and it is definitely unsettling!

  9. Glad your better and the drill was just a drill. Mille is adorable.

  10. I am glad you are better and with more energy. That's always a plus.

    I hope Millie doesn't decide to play with those lights.


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