Monday, December 15, 2008

Back Amongst the Living

Been down for the count since about Saturday night but I can feel the life seeping back into my veins. The only after effects of a nasty stomach virus/fever/migraine is the fact that I can't stand the smell of food, especially the sausage my hubby is currently frying up for the kids' dinner. This is the first illness I've had in about four years. I think the last time I was sick, he fried up pork roll for the kids. Invariably, he chooses a food item with a rather overwhelming odor to cook up when the chief cook is down for the count. As I type this, I have the neck of my PJ shirt pulled over my nose to "filter" the sausage smell. It is so reminiscent of being pregnant - a time when I could actually smell celery three rooms away.

The above photo has absolutely nothing to do with my update tonight. It's just a photo I took in Disney World back in August. I was fascinated with the way they got the fruit to be shaped like Mickey Mouse. It's a cheerful photo and takes me back to a fun time when I was feeling great.

Hopefully, tomorrow will bring great health and an abundance of energy.


The Arthur Clan said...

Ah man...that stinks Dot! I hope you get back to feeling great really soon. Having the flu is just plain awful.

(Love the Mickey Mouse pics. That is so neat!)

Amy from Texas said...

Are those pumpkins? That is really interesting.

I hope you start feeling better soon! Especially in time for Christmas.

Dot O said...

Amy, they just may be pumpkins. For some reason I thought they were oranges but in looking at them a bit closer, I think they are pumpkins. I'll have to ask my hubby. He'll remember. He's got the memory of an elephant.

Thanks Angie. I'm about 60% better. Desperately need that other 40% soon as I'm not done shopping and I'm hosting Christmas dinner for twenty!

Christina said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, Dot!

Here's a link about the shaped fruits/vegetables at Disney World:

Hydroponics at Disney World:

Mickey Mouse Shaped Vegetables
A highlight of the tour is a view of “Mickey Mouse” shaped fruits and vegetables growing. Cucumbers, melons, tomatoes and pumpkins all become “The Mouse.” This feat of farming is accomplished by fitting mouse-shaped plastic enclosures around fruits as they begin to form. As they grow, they will fill out the shape, turning into Mickey Mouse himself—only more orange!


mom said...

Glad you're feeling better, Dot! Seems I'm more sensitive to smells, too....yikes!

Tammy ~@~