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2001: An Odyssey
The Bean is home sick today. And she's watching PBS. It brings back memories. Good ones, too, though my strongest impression of our first two years here is one of perpetual crisis and further impending menace. I can't wait for Teletubbies. I think I'll watch that one the sofa with her.

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_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: November 17th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Jet is home today, too. Stomach virus. :(
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 17th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Skylar had an upset stomach yesterday. Today she has that plus congestion and coughing. I hope hers and Jet's clear up before the holiday is upon us.
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: November 17th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
When I called Jet in sick yesterday (he had been coughing and complaining about upset stomach late on Wednesday, then woke up to throw up twice in the middle of the night) the teacher I talked to said there is a stomach virus going around but it is only a 2-day one. Jet is already mostly better today (still little appetite). What concerns me is the teacher said *she* had gotten it, too. Jim and I don't usually get whatever Jet picks up at school -- I think the strains are too mild -- but if this one is spreading to adults.... Bah!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 17th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's odd to have a virus that attacks both stomach and respiratory system, though neither one with great force. I sort of feel like I might be getting it, but it's not strong. And Kim reports similar feelings.
letter_2elise From: letter_2elise Date: November 17th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm sorry she's sick, but I bet a morning with Po will do a world of good. Enjoy!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 17th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
A world of good for me, anyway!
From: hipsandquips Date: November 17th, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I remember how enjoyable staying home sick was when I was a child. It meant I got to spend the day at my grandmother's house where she had the Disney channel (what a luxury!) and would dote on me. She also made homemade cough syrup with whiskey in it, which has always worked far better than anything else for me. It was a recipe from a local doctor here in the 1940s.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 17th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Alcohol works great for that in most people. Given her mother's odd response to alcohol, though, I probably wouldn't go that route with her. She's happy and I'm having great PBS thoughts, so all is pretty much copasetic.
From: hipsandquips Date: November 17th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
shit. what movie has someone going "we copacetic?" or something to that deree...it's pretty much running through my head, but my brain isn't working today.

damn you!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 17th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, sorry. I was thinking of Jack Kerouac. I don't think I saw the movie. Sorry!
xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: November 17th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
when i was a kid and had an upset stomach, my grandma would give me a bit of peppermint schnapps in water. whee!
From: hipsandquips Date: November 18th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
my grandmother's cough syrup was 3 tablespoons warm/hot water, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon whiskey. i still use it to this day if i'm coughing a lot at night.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: November 18th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
teletubbies makes for some very interesting viewing--almost disturbing at moments. but, i'm wondering if this is the reverse of the phenomenon you mentioned about sesame street, where perception at the younger age is not quite developed enough to appreciate it. maybe i'm too old to see teletubbies without feeling slightly uneasy. or maybe this points to some particular aspect of my plethora of neuroses i haven't gotten around to facing yet . . .
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