Starting just before Christmas my family has managed to catch one horrendous scourge after the other. I have had to deal with the flu and the Norovirus in every member of my immediate family. For those of you who do not know I have a husband, three daughters, two son-in-laws, one possible future son-in-law, and four grandchildren. One of the grandchildren even managed to get the chickenpox because at eight months old she hadn't been vaccinated for that little bugger. Now my lovely husband is broken out in a nasty red rash over most of his body and is miserable. I managed to get both the flu and the Norovirus at the same time. That's what you get when you play nurse to your family. At times like these I want to tell all of you who have never hooked up with someone and had children, keep it that way.
Now on top of this I had something else added to that that is so far off the rails that I won't go into it but I'm not supposed to be using my hands any more than I can help. Are you kidding me? Come on people get your head out of your asses and think about that a moment. I'm a writer. I managed to follow those instructions for a month and now I'm refusing to go along with it any longer. I don't give into to things and will not give into this.
Yes I'm stubborn, hardheaded, and let's face it on occasion an out and out bitch. I take pride in all of those things. Why shouldn't I? It has gotten me through life and I'm pretty happy with where I am. I don't have any major enemies, OK there are one or two low lives out there that I won't cry over when they leave this earth nor would they me but since I don't interact with them anymore I don't see them as a problem. Hey get over it, we all have them. One at least led to one of my favorite short stories so I'm good.
Anyway all the illnesses that has run rampart in my family has made me decide that, if I get a choice, I'm coming back in my next life as a huge shark. I will be born knowing how to swim, something I can't do, will be at the top of the pecking order in the undersea world, and I can spend my day enjoying a lot of new scenery every day. I think I would make a damn fine shark.
In the meantime I will love my family dearly, even when they are sick, and enjoy my life no matter what. I hope you all do the same.
Oh in case you didn't know, sharks have an amazing immune system.