Good times never felt so good

So, this is what "well" feels like, then? It's taken so long to return to the Land of the Living that I'd almost forgotten what an absolutely fabulous place that land can be.

So here are the things that have me feeling great:

1. I can pretty much smell again. (Sad part--I can now smell myself and my bedroom, aaaaannnnd . . . it's not pretty, folks. )

2. I can taste my food! Yipee! Tasting food is pretty much favorite thing and now I can do it again, just in time for Christmas and all the gastronomic delights that await me! (Yes, Dad, I do realize that I'm in England. But this is a glass-full kind of a post.)

3. I can breathe! Breathing is my favorite, too!

4. I'm not feeding Lady J's cat anymore! Although I'm so blissed out now that I don't even mind that string of meows she does when she's calling forth the Minions of Hades. I can actually find it kinda cute now.

5. It's almost Christmas! And I don't have to be even a tiny bit sad about not being with my family, because I'm going to see them in two weeks--so I can just enjoy my English Christmas and love the people I'm with and watch the Queen on the telly.

6. The computer labs on campus have shut for Christmas and so now I don't have to do any more Quark Xpress homework! (It must be pointed out here that for the past few days the labs have been open but there have been workmen in there replacing the ventilation system, which doesn't actually create the best work environment. My favorite part was today when one of their cell phones went off. Rather than ringing it played an audio clip about a bank robbery where a woman yells the f-work about 6 times. Clas-sy.)

7. I only have a few things to pick up in the morning, and then my Christmas shopping is done.

8. I'm taking the darling and long-suffering WR to dinner tomorrow. This is my idea to celebrate 1) me not being a cranky sick exhausted stressed-out hormonal beast anymore, 2) me having some "play money" left in my budget, and 3) the two-month anniversary of our First Date.

I think life would be better if we all had more anniversaries--not the kind people get in trouble for forgetting, necessarily, but more like the kind you can make up on the spot as an excuse to use the nice glasses. (Examples: The Anniversary of When I Bought My Car, or The Anniversary of When I Got that Mole Removed.)

Quick note to the gentlemen out there: You could get soooo many points if you were to go back and figure out some anniversaries and use them as a reason for doing something nice. Girls just love that stuff. Please only do that for someone you are actually dating, as opposed to pretend dating. No girl wants Leonard the Scary Office Guy who Doesn't Wash His Hand to hand her a crimson rose with a note that reads, "This is the anniversary of the day I met you. I went home that day and carved your name into my chest with a crochet hook. My mom cauterized the wound and then we braided each other's hair."

Seriously, don't do that. Just--don't.

9. I might be going to Paris for New Year's Eve!!!

10. Paris, baby!


J Alfred said... [reply]

Yes, New Year's is going to be in Paris. Anyone want to meet us there?

Savvymom said... [reply]

Yay for you going somewhere. FINALLY. Savvydad will be thrilled. I will have to check the Europe shopping list I made you, but I don't think anything on there was from Paris. :)

The Walrus said... [reply]

Hurrah! Merry non-illness-ridden Christmas!

Nemesis said... [reply]

JA/WR--Hee. Paris. Hee hee hee hee. And you've never been! It's going to be so much fun!

SM--I'll keep an eye out for things you might need (like an epidural).

Yay for Christmas and Paris! Are you feeling any better, John?? I really hope you are!

The Walrus said... [reply]

I can Breathe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm down to strepsils and occasional inhaler fixes.....ah....can't get enough of those wonderful drugs!

I'd go another day feeling rough just to go to Paris though!

The Divine Miss A said... [reply]

Have fun in Paris, Nemesis. You deserve it after being sick so long. Actually, I think you'd deserve it even if you hadn't been sick. I didn't know that you'd never been there, you being the world traveler and all.

I wish I could meet you out there, but my schedule is just so packed. Leonard the Scary Office Guy and I have a date that night. I'll be thinking of you, though. Have fun!

Nemesis said... [reply]

John--Yay for breathing! I'm so glad you won't spent your Christmas feeling like crubbish.

Miss A--I've been, JA hasn't. I'm sorry that you can't meet us there, though! Please tell me what flavor of crepe is your favorite and I will eat it in your honor! (That's because I'm a giver.) ;-)

The Walrus said... [reply]

Mmmmmm....sugar and lemon crepes.....can't get enough!!

The Divine Miss A said... [reply]

Oops! See, I was sure you'd been there. Reasons not to post/read late at night.

Well, if I had to choose just one favorite: sugar crepes with Nutella. Heaven. I'm just saying. Reasons to miss France.

April said... [reply]

Oh, have a wonderful time in Paris. And a great anniversary evening with WR.

kristen said... [reply]

Give you some medicine and wham--you just bounce back to life. Totally jealous on the Paris thing. That should be so much fun.

So you know Scary Office Guy too? Story of my life!! (I think he has brothers and friends).

Enjoy your anniversary dinner with WR (or was that last night?):)

amyjane said... [reply]

How on the EARTH did you give me your sickness all the way from England? This is what I want to know. Is it just paybacks for all those elementary school colds I brought home to you? Cause I'm sorry, but it's not even fair to be this sick at the in-laws. On top of everything else...
Anyway, am very happy to hear you are alive. Have a happy day.

Nemesis said... [reply]

DMA--Crepes with Nutella it is! It will be a sacrifice, but for you I will do this thing.

Thanks April! I probably sound like a right snotty brat being all "I'm going to Paris" but I promise I'm not!

Kristen--aren't meds GREAT??? I am such a fan. And yeah, I think we all know a few Leonards, and have been set up on a few blind dates with them!

Dearest, I am so so sorry. I promise I didn't mean to send it to you. And also, your Christmas card is darling. It startled me to see your eyes on another person's face (but what a sweet baby)! I hope you survive the in-laws, and you just email me if you need me to call you!!!

redlaw said... [reply]

Paris??? You're going now???? What about me???? Oh wait, I already went - but still, that's a great excuse to go back...let me look into this further....

Seriously, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! new Years in Paris will be heavenly!

Kiki said... [reply]

Beware of large, flying champagne bottles as you're walking down the Champs Elysees. LARGE. FLYING. CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES. They don't know where they're going, and they don't care who they hit.

Also, I hope now that you can taste, you will get some food worth tasting.


Kiki said... [reply]

Also, eat a waffle (gauffre)! And go to The Moose Canadian Bar & Grill for some poutine. You get off the metro at Odeon and it's 16 rue de Quatre Vents. (FREE REFILLS!!! And HOCKEY!) I love poutine!

Kiki said... [reply]

And, for the love, go to the Rodin museum...if you like Rodin, that is.

ds said... [reply]

When you go to Paris, be sure to take the river cruise at night. It's totally romantic, and you go under the famed "Bridge of Love" or something like that where it's supposed to be good luck for you to kiss someone you care about. And since it sounds like WR will be there with you...

I was engaged when I went, but alas, he was in Utah so it was lame for me. I had to settle for smiling awkwardly at my roommate instead. But I definitely plan to go back someday with him so I can snog freely in the dark of Paris under the Bridge o' Love.

DP said... [reply]

Thank you for including the caveat about anniversaries for people you're not, um, dating. I was going to put something in here about the anniversary of the first time I read your blog. But I won't do that (and I really don't know, honest). P.S. Did that hypothetical story remind anyone of Ugolin from Jean de Florette?

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