Right now, it's late though. I crashed out for two hours at about 6:00 pm and then got up to eat and was out again by 8:30 with a bit of a low grade fever. I think I've just exhausted myself. The fever appears to be gone.
I did manage to do my dishes, and clean the kitchen. I'm hoping I can climb back under the covers and actually get some sleep.
I would use it to have as many new experiences as possible, because that couldn't be taken away. It would likely involve travel and lots of food.
I hope to be back at work tomorrow. This is the second long weekend I have come down with something. New Year's I was sick also and called in to work that Monday. It's a good think everyone at work knows I don't drink anymore or they'd probably think I was just living up my long weekends too much.
I really want a coffee but I know that will interfere with my body's need to rest so I won't risk it.
Bleh and bleh. Too much to do to be sick again.
My birthday is coming up in just under two weeks. This year I am doing something a bit different…
In lieu of gifts I am asking people to give a donation to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_united_states/) which has partnered with other animal welfare groups to form the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti. Among other things, they are working to set up a mobile veterinary clinic to treat animals in the earthquake damaged area and find homes for injured and lost animals. You can visit their website for more details.
I know many of us have donated funds to help the human victims of the earthquake (myself included), I am hoping that you have a few extra dollars to spare to help the four legged ones too.
The K list...
Kittens!!!! I think I did say either felines or cats in an earlier post, but kittens are different. Bouncy little balls of energy. Full of more cuteness than one creature should be allowed to have. You can't help but smile when there are kittens around.
Kait. It isn't often that I meet someone who I connect with almost instantly. In fact, it's rather rare. Kait is one of those rarities. When we actually got around to hanging out it made me wonder why it didn't happen sooner. Some how we are always able to give each other exactly what it is the we each need at the moment. I am grateful to call her my friend. I luvs you Kait (and Magnum does too).
Kites. Kites make me feel like I am flying even though my feet are still on the ground.
Knives. Useful things to chop, slice and cut with. I like pointy things.
Knuckles. If I didn't have knuckles it would mean my fingers and hands were totally unbendy. That would be a very unpleasant thing.
Kale. One of my favorite vegetables. I like it steamed, sauted or raw. It's a lot like cabbage but it doesn't make you farty. Yummmmm.
Kissing!!!! Kissing!!! Kissing!!! It has to be one of my favorite pastimes. It activates my belly oven, making me all warm inside. Whomever first thought of touching lips with another person, well...I am grateful to that kissing ancestor! Kissing...mmmmm.
Knitting. I am not good at it, but I know lots of folks who are and who have made some wonderful things. One day perhaps I will pick up a second needle and actually get some practice in doing it...I'll stick to my crochet hook for now, but I am grateful to all of those who know how to do it.
Kevin. Would I make a list of K things without you being on it? I am grateful for all that happened in my life to bring me to that moment on a subzero January night. I never expected to meet anyone like you, and when I did there was no way I could predict where the path we started on would lead. I am grateful for all of the bits that make you Kevin: your smile, your kisses, your curiosity, your charm, your playfulness, your open mind, your silliness, your creativity, your intelligence, your wit, your willingness to explore, your past...and your desire to make a future. The past ten months have been an exploration of uncharted territory. There isn't anyone else I'd want to go there with. I love you...and one day I will write a poem about it. It will be epic.