Old lady: For better digestion, I drink beer. In the case of appetite loss, I drink white wine. In the case of low blood pressure, I drink Scotch. And when I have a cold, I drink Schnapps.
Doctor: When do you drink water?
Old lady: I’ve never been that sick.
I had plans for today. Lunch with a friend. Costco. Sunlight. Instead, I’ll spend today coughing, sneezing, using lots of tissues, drinking lots of water, and listening to lots of rain.
It’s a good day to finish the book assigned for book club (we’re having lunch on Sunday) and Leslie has less than an hour of the audible version to go. I have half the book to finish, and that’s next on my short list of today’s activities.
I would run out to the grocery store today, but I can’t predict when the skies will open and a rainburst will appear. Plus, why take the chance of worsening my simple cold right now? We are attending a charity dinner tomorrow night (courtesy of Leslie’s boss, Heidi) and it’s fancy attire. So tomorrow, off for a manicure and pedicure. Then a professional makeup application, which I haven’t had done in decades. Leslie did this a few months ago and it turned out beautiful, and now I envision a new profile picture next week!
What are your plans for the weekend? The first month of 2017 is almost over and it will soon be time to make your tax appointments. I’ve always planned on a tax refund, and with disability and unemployment payments for part of 2016, who knows what will happen?
Sensibly, yet reluctantly, I see a job in the future. But for today, pass the schnapps.