Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Fever Breaks

Blearily, I awoke this morning to stumble into the kitchen. Breakfast was some of Rosa's leftover chicken corn chowder. Rosa awoke and curled up on the couch to watch some television. Maggie was barking in the backyard at some perceived threat. I was freezing cold and put on a pull-over.

"Aren't you hot?" Rosa asked as I walked past to go out on the porch.

"I think my fever broke overnight and now I am cold."

"Come here and let me feel your forehead," she said.

My forehead was cold and clammy to the touch.

"You feel up to doing something today?" Rosa then asked.

"I would like to get out of the house," was my reply.

We decided to eat lunch at the diner and go hang out down at the shopping center for a few hours as we conversed and smoked our cigarillos. I was interested in talking to that homeless woman again and see if she wanted a ride down to Columbus, Georgia to the Rescue Mission. It would be a long drive, but Rosa would love to go by the mall and eat at Piccadilly's cafeteria for dinner.

I feel much better this morning making me think I had a twenty-four hour bug. Now I hope Rosa doesn't get this crud. She has been over here for two days breathing the same air and germs as I. Here is to hoping her constitution is better than mine.

I got another call from George last night.

"Just wanted to see if you wanted to come play poker over at Pookie's tonight," he said over the phone.

"You know I don't hang around that crap," was my honest reply. "I am also pretty sick."

George's girlfriend, Pookie, is a known drug user and the cohorts she hangs out with are nefarious characters. There is always a big crowd in front of her house on the porch drinking, smoking, and talking. Also, I would be the only white guy there and when a bunch of shady black guys get drunk they tend to get combative and take out their repressed past and aggressions upon me. All in all, a good time would not have been had by all. I thanked George for the sentiment and told him good night as I got off the phone.


Melissa said...


I am s glad that you are up and running again. I am sorry that you had to get sick but aleast your body was able to fight it off very quickly.

I am also happy to hear how you and Rosa are doing great together. As long as your are happy we (readers) are happy for you as well. Remember to always keep us updated on the news of you and Rosa. I am so happy for you because now you know that you can love again. Good luck in your new relationship.


justLacey said...

Glad you're feeling better and I hope Rosa stays well also. I used to love Picadilly's. I think my bug came from a meal I ate at Craker Barrel on Thursday night. Luckily no one else seems to have gotten it so far as we all ate different things. Take it easy and feel better.

Summer said...

I'm happy to hear you are feeling better. Have fun today!

fiwa said...

Glad you're feeling a little better already. Sounds like you & Rosa have a good day planned. Enjoy -

Pen and the Sword said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

ian gordon said...

Left over chicken?? Asking for problems...

Anonymous said...

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esteban lob said...

Best wishes from Chile.

regina said...

Hope you'll feel better soon :)

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Welcome, Brother..


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Cheryl said...

HI Andrew,

Catch up time for me again. I'm so glad that your fever has broken. I hope you're feeling so much better tomorrow. I miss you.

2 The World U R 1 Person, 2 1 Person U R The World said...

Glad to read you're feeling better.



that's good that the fever broke..I'm glad you had Rosa to nurse you back to health so to speak.
Take it easy and here's to hoping that Rosa doesn't catch your nasty bug.