Back from the Dead

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Hello, friends! It’s been a while…

I definitely took a little unexpected blog break for the last several days.

First, we were heading into the holiday and everybody knows what kind of craziness that brings. Then, it was the actual holiday so there went the end of the week. Plus, in the midst of the prepping and holidaying, I was fighting off that upper respiratory nonsense – managed to succeed fairly well, thanks to my trusty sick tea remedy.


By Saturday morning, I was knocked out with the absolute worst stomach virus I can remember having in forever. It was horrible. Like Montezuma’s Revenge, but without the benefit of a lovely sojourn to Mexico.

I have yet to eat real food that isn’t clear broth or something white and bland. I swear I may never eat again. And today is the first day I’ve actually been upright for more than an hour. Progress.

Thankfully (knocks on wood), the Fab Hub and Kidzilla seem to have escaped the evil. And the Fab Hub is on day two of scrubbing everything in sight to rid the place of anything resembling this germ.

I suppose that’s one way to drop a few Thanksgiving pounds and get your house cleaned.

To add insult to injury, of course, a Rotten Cat had to get involved. Cat One decided to have a stomach problem as well. So he pretty much felt and behaved the same way I did for about four days – except for the fact that my stomach problems were not caused by snacking on a plastic bag and I definitely did not poop in the bathroom sink.


So, I’ll be easing back into the saddle now. And Cat One has resumed his usual disgusting and annoying habits. Clearly, he is feeling better as well.

Come back and visit soon!

Lisa A. Listwa is a self-employed writer with experience in education, publishing, and the martial arts. Believing there was more to life than punching someone else’s time clock and inspired by the words of Henry David Thoreau, she traded her life as a high school educator for a life as a writer and hasn’t looked back. She is mother to one glorious handful of a daughter, wife to the nicest guy on the planet, and reluctant but devoted owner of three Rotten Cats. You can find her adventures and thoughts on living life deliberately here on the blog.

12 thoughts on “Back from the Dead

  1. Oh, how awful!! I’m sorry to hear you were so sick. Glad you are feeling better and that you are rising to a clean house, though.
    The cat business made me sick. In the sink?? That has me gagging.

    1. I know, isn’t that cat disgusting? Horrid. I can tell you that I immediately hollered at the top of my lungs for the Fab Hub to come and deal with the problem. He is in charge of all things cat around here, no matter how disgusting.

  2. That sounds awful. Stomach sickness can be really terrible. When I got back from Morocco last year, I had a stomach bacteria thing and I was bedridden for weeks. I lost a lot of weight too. It can really knock you off your feet if you’re not used to being sick. I hope you get better soon.

    1. Steve, that is terrible – and what a lousy way to end what was probably a great trip! I can’t imagine being in bed for weeks – how awful. Five days was bad enough for me. Feeling much more like myself today…thank goodness, because Kidzilla’s got the next round. Poor kid. 🙁

    1. Heheh – yeah, the sink poop was all Cat One. I have much better breeding than he does. Clearly. 🙂 I think we are on the uphill climb to human (even the cat). Sadly, Kidzilla is now down with the bug. Poor kid. 🙁

  3. So sorry to hear you were sick. This virus has been cruising around for a while now, and I can’t wait until it’s gone.

    Ugh about the cat, too. But at least he pooped in the sink and not on the furniture or carpet! That shows thoughtfulness.

    1. Oh, yes, he’s a freaking gentleman (er, cat). And – as is customary and required around here – that calls to mind a great Steel Magnolias line!

      Ouiser Boudreaux: Oh! He’s a real gentleman! I bet he takes the dishes out of the sink before he PEES in it!

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