Sunday, March 18, 2007

No Corned Beef for Us...

Ah, sigh. My husband is a walking petrie dish. He had a nasty cold - which managed to infect three of us last week, resulting in one case of bronchitis and one sinus infection - and now has conjunctivitis...which is horribly contagious and I'm sure one of us will end up with it. I should just quarantine him in our room until he is better...

That said, a sick man is a very difficult man to live with. I spent most of the day fetching things for him, making him tea and sandwiches, taking him to urgent care...whine whine...but I had a sinus infection last week and I don't recall being "taken care of." I wonder; is it the "nurturing nature" of the female that lends itself to this particular phenomenon, or is my guy in particular a wuss? Inquiring minds want to know.

Right now I am reading a book by Silas House called "Clay's Quilt". It is set in southeastern Kentucky and written with the heavy "hill" accent prevalent in that area. Unfortunately, having never met anyone from the area, I can't really hear the voices in my head. But it is definitely interesting. If anyone actually reads this, I would love to know what people are reading right now. A friend of mine showed me a website that tells you the accent you have; it is
http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have
Good fun.

2 comments:

Donna said...

Just slow the voice down by more than half...strengthen my accent or Denise's with a bit more drawl...and try and see if that helps any....


OH...and, yeah..men really aren't designed to ever be sick...they can't handle it!

J said...

I think it's a guy thing. I'm pretty good at taking care of others when they're sick, but somehow the only people in my house who want to take care of ME are my 2 daughters. And usually the youngest is more helpful than the oldest!! :-p