Bumble bees and gas station burgers

It’s been a crazy week.

To say I’m glad it’s Friday is an understatement.

Being sick does not suit me. Hate it. Not that anyone LOVES being sick …. wait, no there are those who do.  I’m not one of them.

So yesterday, I literally got dressed in the dark. (Good news is, today I got light bulbs on my lunch break – and after standing on three chairs in three different rooms, I am now ‘illuminated’)

I wore a pale yellow sweater, black skirt and black boots.

Saw my reflection in the office door as I was approaching it and thought “Crap. I look like a bumble bee.”


Not that I cared too much – I was saving all my energy to just get through the day – no time for vanity or caring about looking like an insect.

I had entirely too many clothes on by the way. Under my skirt were leggings – and under my sweater, a white tank top.

Felt like I was getting undressed every time I had to answer natures call.

Keep in mind – I was still fuzzy –and tired …

Next big event was me dressing after having answered natures call, and walking out of the bathroom with my skirt tucked into my leggings.




Better than into my underwear I suppose (like above) –and it helped that no one else was in the office at the time.

Later I was hungry.

I hadn’t really been hungry for days. Because of this, I hadn’t packed a lunch.

I trotted (probably ‘trotted’ is a tad too energetic of a word) … alright, I shuffled over to the gas station and got a hot dog.

Then my stomach said “You don’t just want the hot dog! You’re hungrier than that!! Get more food!”

So I got the dreaded gas station cheeseburger.

About half an hour later, I went paler than I normally am … said ‘uh oh’ and then DID trot, okay, galloped to the rear of the building and said good-bye to my lunch.

Which became the news of the day.

Agents that came in were advised “Yeah, Amanda puked in your trash can” and me retorting “I did not! I made it to the bathroom!”

Good times.

I couldn’t have been happier to see 5 O’Clock. I took my bumble bee self home. Fell asleep on the couch fully dressed, bumble bee outfit and boots and all.

When I finally did get to bed – I fell hard!

Deep deep sleep until almost midnight. There was a disturbance in the force.

It was a good one though.

I awoke in time to see an IM that made me very happy.

I replied and went back to sleep.

This morning … I looked at the clock to see I had slept in by an hour and a half. I pretty much had 11 hours of sleep.

Jumped out of bed – grabbed my toothbrush, let the dog out. Filled her bowl with kibble. Dressed (mindful of insect imitations) and left a confused dog and a sick son and hit the road.

I’m never late.


And today was no exception.

I am SO ready for more sleep.

But! I’m skyping with the man I love and know I can sleep in tomorrow.


About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on January 16, 2015, in Humor, Motherhood, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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