Tuesday, 23 December 2008

O Me Miserum


I'm feeling sorry for myself today. On Friday I had a tooth extracted and now have a big old infection in the space, which has given me two pretty sleepless nights (I'm Mrs Grumpy without enough sleep). I have a thoroughgoing head cold as well, so from the neck up things aren't going so well for me.

I went back to work yesterday after a week's annual leave. For the first time since I began in the job, I found I really didn't care about what the prisoners had to say and just wanted them to go away and leave me alone! (I think - and hope - I hid it well!) Anyway I'm not going today as I might do more harm than good with that attitude.

Somehow Him Indoors (who also has a cold) and I and four kids (some of whom also have a cold) will be braving the supermarket today for all we need for Thursday.

On the bright side, however, now that the shortest day is over, although that makes me a year older, it means that we can all start looking forward to spring and the nights getting shorter again. This cheers me up enormously, as did Firstborn making me this:

9 comments:

Sage said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Anne, Happy Birthday to you....xx xx

ps - Hope the tootheache goes away soon, it can be pretty miserable for the sufferer as teeth are so painful. You have my sympathy.

MistiPearl said...

Dear Anne, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!I pray that you and your family are well soon and thay you have a healthy wonderful Christmas and an absolutely glorious New Year!
Smiles, Blessings, and my Prayers for you and yours ~mp:)

E Wein said...

yes, many happy returns of the day! we have been and done the Tesco run too. it was A BIT HECTIC.

dickiebo said...

Aww gee, A-D, you don't LOOK 43!Even if you do feel 100 at the mo!!
Get well soon, pal. (And Mr. A-D!)
We shall raise a glass to you tonight. Might help!

Mr. Nighttime said...

Happy belated b-day to you, I hope the tooth gets better quick. Doesn't Scottish dentistry believe in painkillers? ;-)

Sounds like your kid had the right prescription for dulling the pain.

racingdemon said...

Hapy birthday and Happy Christmas!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Sorry about the infection. I hope it clears up soon.

Happy birthday. I love the cake.

And Merry Christmas too.

co_heir said...

Happy belated birthday from one almost Christmas baby to another.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

AnneDroid said...

Thank you everybody! It's now the 30th and I'm just about pain-free.