I love analogies.

So far, I’m enjoying my first day of mini vacation, although the boyfriend woke me up at 6:30 to tell me I was supposed to be at work, then remembered that I was off and apologized, but I was only half asleep at that point anyway, since I had to pee and Moosh, the good son, has an incredibly astute sense of when Mommy has to pee so he purposefully (I swear, he only does it when I have to pee) steps on my bladder. I slept in till 7. This is ok, it’s better than 5:30, and to boot, I didn’t have to get dressed. I’ve been lounging around reading all morning (I turned on the TV for a bit but all the morning shows have crap about the Pope and as a recovering Catholic, NOT INTERESTED) except for some playtime with the kitties and coughing fits.

Not this lazy when it's FOOD TIME! Lil jerk.

Not this lazy when it’s FOOD TIME! Lil jerk.

This sickness has a give and take relationship. Sure, the first few days I felt too icky to do anything, but “anything” included eating so it’s not as if I needed to work out. Now I’ve graduated to having my appetite back but I can’t really taste anything so as long as its warm, I’ll eat it, so I’m going with healthy options. Why waste tasty food on the tasteless? I vaguely considered working out this morning but I am afraid that the other gym-goers will rise up and kick my coughing ass out of there, even if I point out to them that I cover my mouth and that I’m not really sick anymore, it’s just the remnants working their mucus-y way out. However, I realized this morning that my abs are REALLY FREAKING SORE. I mean, “I took 5 pilates classes in a row” sore. This leads me to assume that I am burning MASSIVE amounts of calories coughing, and I might even get a 6-pack out of the deal! Now I’m thinking being sick isn’t SO bad. I’m not an eternal optimist, but I am a hopeful realist, so really, looking at the bright sides of crappy situations is just like a contingency plan.

As for the title of this post, I had an epiphany this morning, after a particularly productive coughing session. I felt like I’d accomplished something. I felt a little lighter. A little freer. And then I realized: THAT is how the kitties feel after the litter box. THAT is why they do the poop run. I would have done a lugie (is that how you spell it? Is that even a real word?) run except I thought that would make me cough more and therefore ruin the effects of the mucus expunging.

I can relate anything to anyone with an analogy. I love them.


  1. Boomdeeadda

    Hurray for ab work outs, even if it means coughing up a lung. Good to maintain a sense of humour throughout and you’re probably right about others expelling you from the gym, HA. I need a good ol’ cold to kickstart some weigh loss, just can’t seem to stick with anything more than a week. I cracked up when you mentioned Moosh and your bladder…Blossum seems to know exactly where to stand and she’s not exactly light. Hang in there, sounds like you’re on the mend.

    • MEOWhearthis

      It doesn’t even matter how light or heavy they are…they seem to know how to concentrate their entire weight into one, well placed paw. Smart little things. My mom told me when she sleeps on her back she folds her arms over her stomach to avoid Fatty cat stepovers!

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