Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wednesday Word of the Week!

A little football humor for my friend, Dan !

Now, on to the Wednesday Word of the Week:


"I call myself a meliorist - a man who believes that by human actions wisely directed the world can be made a better place."
(NY Times)

The excerpt speaks for itself.  All that is necessary to add is that just as we have good, better, best, so Latin has bonus, meliorus, optimus.

(copied from Maxwell Nurnberg's book, 'I always look up the word egregious')

I chose the word in deference to my essay linked in yesterday's entry, The World is Inherently Good! .


Fuzzy is home today with a stomach virus.  No fever, and it doesn't seem too horrible.  Enough to make him throw up, though.  Hopefully, the worst is over.

I still have not received my xray results.  The stupid Advair powder inhaler that is supposed to make my cough better, is making it worse.  Ack.

I am cranky today.  Yesterday, too.  Disheartened some.  Feeling crappy can get you down when it is going on three months.  Add that to the constant pain and soreness and you have the recipe for being quite bitchy at times. 

Yesterday afternoon Hubby called me on it.  I knew I was being bitchy and just couldn't stop it.  So, I apologized. 

Then, since he can rarely leave well enough alone, he started to continue to ride me verbally about being a bitch.


Yeah... kind of bitchy again, but he got it and shut up, and we moved on.  lol

Some days isn't easy being my husband, I am sure...

... but it ain't easy being me either.  ;-/  <sigh>

Just to give you an idea about how wacky I can be sometimes, last night I couldn't sleep.  I was coughing and sore and cranky.

Comfort food was in order, so I made deviled eggs.  3 of them.  Just for me.  Yeah, at midnight.  I know, nuts.  Yep.  Certifiable.

They were really good though, if I may say so myself.  LOL

Ah well... time to go. 

be well,


tenyearnap said...

OMG! I will NEVER go swimming ever again!!
;-) Cin

wwfbison said...

Awwww....three months of not feeling well ~ you deserve to be cranky!!  Too bad Fuzzy is feeling poorly, hope he gets over it soon.  Love the polar cute!  Wishing you an uncranky remainder of the day! :)

ktkamanski said...

I think we are entitled to be just about anyway we want to be now and then, especially when your not feeling well. Maybe some day hubby's will learn when to leave well enough alone. Thank goodness pools don't have mirrors or I would never go swimming again. Hope your Today is good to you! Take care and feel better soon,

swmpgrly said...

Hope your feeling better soon

gazker said...

I wanna know what deviled eggs are.
Gaz xx

lv2trnscrb said...

(((Dawn))) I feel for you; can only hope you start turning the corner soon and start feeling better

I love the polar bear image :) I need that for the fridge

hoping Fuzzy starts feeling better soon


coelha said...

I wish you could trade places with hubby just one day so he could understand what you have to put up with.  It would be quite insightful...  I hope you day gets better--take care!  :)  Julie

jmoqueen said...

Sorry to hear that you are feeling so bad :(  I hope you manage to cheer up or at least stop being so bitchy xxx


chat2missie said...

I hope you start to feel better!

rdautumnsage said...

Love that word "Meliorist"...Sorry your out of sorts hon. As for the other half they need to be put in their place from time to time. Men are not exactly the understanding , compassionate sort. By the way there is absolutely nothing wrong with making Deviled Eggs in the middle of the night....Unless we're both mentally unbalanced (winks)...(Hugs) Indigo

hadonfield78 said...

I loved this entry....
It was humorus and educational. I learned some new things....
I am so looking forward to Spring and the warmer weather.
My arthritis seems better in warm weather.
Ive been wearing those heat packs all winter on my knees.
Sweetie, you are always in my heart and in my prayers.

deshelestraci said...

Big gentle hug.  I'm sorry you hurt so.  My knee and my back take turns giving me grief.  I would be a cranky butt if it was worse.  It's good for you to vent that's for sure!!!

sunnybethe said...

Must be something about Lupus/RA today...becasue I am cranky crying and just plain irritated by life.  TC hunnie, tomorrow my be the day, Carpe Diem!

hugs,  Bethe    

sdoscher458 said...

(((Dawn))) hope you feel better. Maybe it's a change of season thing too? I know I get so achy when a front is coming through, but I only have a touch of the arthritus nothing like what you go through. Thanks for commenting in my journal, I just haven't really felt like writing too much, been reading some alerts...fooling around on my Ebay store...but I am itching to get out into the garden before hot weather arrives down here. Wish there was a magic tonic I could send you, oh I just thought about Purple have you seen that new drink up there? It's supposed to have all these great antitoxiant things in it like the Acai berry...supposed to be wonderful for the immune system. It's not in Florida yet, but I am going to try it as soon as I, Sandi

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
Bravo for taking a step back in what must have been the heat of the moment and apologizing to your husband for acting like a "bitch."  I'm sure that helped diffuse the situation.  I hope the medicine you are taking kicks in soon and you feel better again!!

jckfrstross said...

good for you sometimes the husbands forget and need reminding:) praying for you to feel better


eml625 said...

I know hubby understands why your bitchy sometimes!
I sure hope you feel better today my friend
big hugs

sangrialel said...

Aww Dawn I hope your feeling better soon.  And the egg thing is not certifiable!  They made you feel better so they were a good thing!  Linda

glensfork4 said...


I agree with the top kitty.


ksgal3133 said...

I hope you and fuzzy start to feel better.
Sending you prayers and hugs!

wildautumn1 said...

I am with you on the cranky part!!! There are some days I can just about deal with the pain, never mind people (especially family)!!! Keeping you in my prayers!  Karen