If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
...Then you are probably “The Family Dog!”
What were you looking for? A compliment?
I received this in an e-mail last week. such silliness LOL
I'm in sunny Mariposa, California outside of Yosemite tonight- readying myself for the start of the LONG drive home tomorrow . Hope everyone is enjoying good weather like I am. I hear Ohio is getting rain, and we'll most likely hit some bad weather in tornado alley along the way.
I'm suffering from a cold that I am attributing to the germ filled air on the planes I flew on. I'm wondering now if wearing one of those blue medical masks would have helped prevent those nasty little germs from settling in my lungs?! And even in light of the swine flu epidemic, I think I would've felt a little weird sporting one of those things! So now I'm coughing; I feel like there is an anvil sitting on my chest; and I'm self-medicating with decongestants, cough syrup and cough drops . Plus, I'm getting weird little side glances from people who are probably wondering if I might potentially be infecting THEM with the pandemic flu bug.
This little health aggravation could make this trip a longer haul than I expected. That is unless the cold medicine finally kicks in and knocks me out for 4 days straight. But I'm not counting on it... Anytime a medicine warning label says it can make the user drowsy, this user ends up more on the hyper side! What gives? Well, at least I could be so hyped up with energy that I'll be able to drive 12 hours a day and get home a day ahead of schedule. I'll let you know if my speediness hurts or helps me. Because I need to stay on the good side of the law... More updates later. Sue