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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

In My Fridge

An Ode to My Fridge
 
My fridge. It holds much more than food.
The memories are bad and good.
There's last week's salad, chicken, too.
Jam and jelly, something blue.

Condiments all need a toss.
Five mustards, catsup, A-1 sauce.
Champagne awaits the festive toast.
Beside it, Sunday's pork loin roast.

My meds are there -- two kinds to grip
And put into my IV drip.
Cold gel packs stored for aches and pains.
For when you fall or when it rains.

Science seems a passion, yes.
But hidden in a deep recess.
What evils lurk in pasta lost?
We will not know until it's tossed.

Dig a little deeper, find
Some old ice cream, a nice white wine.
Some shrimp, some peas, some pesto, too.
Something green that looks like glue.

An apple, soft. A lime so hard.
Liquid celery, old swiss chard.
A case of Tab, club soda, Sprite.
Really, it is quite a sight.

Weight Watchers pizza, Lean Cuisine,
All are stored in this machine.
Baking soda, flour too.
Gorgonzola, Parm and Blue.

I'd like to think should power fail
I'd clean it out. I'd have a sale.
The tupperware would have to go.
The rest to trash or compost sow.

But for now, I must suppose
When food is found, the door I'll close.
And maybe eating it down will
Reduce in part my grocery bill.

Hello, Bloggers -- I'll be by to visit as soon as I can. I've been knocked flat out by a pseudomonas bug that, combined with my chronic bronchiectasis, has moved into bronchial pneumonia. IV drugs and my breathing vest treatments take up to five hours a day and just getting going for anything more than a few hours is a challenge. And work doesn't stop, and by the end of the day I feel worse than I've ever felt. I am just so discouraged and depressed. But I'll get my Happy Girl Face back soon, I  hope. At which point I will clean my fridge and visit my blog friends. For those of you who have been emailing me, thank you. You know who you are.

25 comments:

Tracy said...

This was very fun, Jeanie! But I'm sorry you've been very much under the weather. Be taking good care, and hope you feel on the mend very soon. Thinking of you! :o) ((love & hugs)) P.S. If you are feeling up for it, I'm hosting a little Valentine Giveaway at my place this week, stop by for the fun if you get a chance.

TheEccentricLady said...

Oh Jeanie, I'm so sorry you are feelin so bad. Take this time to let your mind and body rest. Do not worry about obligations! Your body needs down time so embrace it and try to relax. All will be righted soon enough. BTW your frig sounds like mine!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Jeanie,
I am so sorry to here you are ill, this is serious Jeanie, you take very good care, don't worry about anything right now but your health.. Sometimes just getting from point A to B is work enough.. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
blessings,
Penny

anno said...

I'm sorry to hear that this winter has been so hard on you, and I wish I could fend off all the worries that keep you from fully resting. Your creativity and sense of humor, though -- wow -- they seem killer sharp: love this poem! Sure hope you are feeling better soon!

Luna und Luzie said...

So Sorry, to read that you are ill! I'll send you a Lot of well wishes. Get well soon, Jeanie!

That is a fun Ode to a fridge. I think I can Sing that Song to mine too:)

Hugs
Stefanie

Annie said...

Work doesn't stop???? Jeanie, am I reading this right? It sounds like you are still going to work instead of staying home and resting and healing. Say it ain't so!

Marcia Pilar said...

Oh gosh, Jeanie, I enjoyed the poem so much but I'm so sorry to hear that you have been so ill. This type of respiratory bug can be stubborn. I wish you a very speedy recovery and look forward to Happy Girl Face again soon. REST, REST, and REST.
XOXO's

Jeanie said...

Your creativity rises even in the worst of times. I love the poem, but not the news about you being so ill. Please take very good care of yourself, don't worry about anything else, and get well quickly.

Marilyn said...

Love your description of the refrigerator, somedays mine definitely looks like that.

Oh I am so sorry you are still sick, that is definitely NOT fun. You bug sounds like a worse version of what I had at Christmas that went into bronchitis and I was afraid might go into pneumonia. Be well and please take care of yourself well. I hope you are being given some tender, loving care.

rippleeffects said...

Are you always this creative when you're sick? This is super medicine... turning discomfort, or even misery into production act. Sending you well wishes here, Jeanie. Sure hope you'll get better very soon. Take care and rest well... and, keep the poems coming.

Joanne Huffman said...

How did you get a photo of my fridge? I sure hope you start feeling better soon.

vicki (skiourophile) said...

Love your fridge poem! Look after yourself, Jeanie.

Leann said...

First so sorry to hear that you've been unwell!

Love your Ode to the Fridge:)

Feel better my sweet friend!
LEann

culdesacchronicles said...

Oh, my gosh. I haven't been in front of my computer very much for weeks. I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear that you are dealing with this. It's so difficult to deal with literally losing your everyday life for awhile. I hope you get past this quickly and can resume your normal activities soon. You are in my thoughts.

Just have to add that I love the poem. I now have fridge envy. Yours sounds so much more interesting than mine. Now I want to write a poem about mine but I would be forced to embellish. Of course, I've been known to do that.

Feel better soon.

HerzBlatt said...

I am shocked to read that you are so much ill and do I read right, that you work????????????????
You need a break and a lot of quietness!!
Take care and I hope you will get soon get well, I hope!!

Susan Bailey said...

Oh dear, I hope you get better soon. It's tough to have a job that doesn't allow for sickness. Prayers coming your way.

The French Hutch said...

Oh Jeanie I am so sorry you've been so ill! I thought you'd been absent for a little while but most of us do that from time to time, I know I do. I hope you start to feel better soon and we see your happy girl posts back. Sending you a very big hug, take care, you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

First of all - oh dear, I am so sorry to hear that you are so so sick. You poor thing. :( Is it time to retire yet? ;) I hope you are on the mend and feeling like yourself again. I know you'll get your Happy Girl face and attitude back, though, but give yourself time to work through these tough times in life... Hope this phase passes soon!

But - I love your whimsical poem! It was so fun to read!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a dear you are Jeanie to visit and go through my posts.. I am so happy you enjoyed.. I will keep you in my prayers, hope you are felling better soon.
blessings,
Penny

beth said...

thinking of you !!!.....hoping so much you're starting to feel better !!...xo

Barb said...

Jeanie, I had no idea you are so sick! I hope that you can rebound and be your happy self soon. It's no fun feeling lousy! Your poem is priceless. Please print it and hang it beside your fridge!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Jeanie! I hope you're mending well
and breathing deep again, friend.
I'm so sorry to hear
you've had such a rough patch.
I was happily giggling over your
whimsical poetry...love:)
now I'm just concerned about you
and hoping to hear you're all well
soon.
much care,
Jennifer

shoreacres said...

There's so much illness around just now. Some, like you, have been fighting assorted things for some time. Others are just "under the weather" thanks to winter colds and such.

I just have to be better about getting around to visit. I think I'll give myself a do-over on New Year's resolutions and make that "it"!

One giggle from your fridge - I've never known anyone else who drank Tab! It's got the great advantage of not having corn syrup, so it was about the only soft drink a friend with corn allergies could consume!

I know you're feeling better, but be careful. Being gentle with yourself is perfectly acceptable!

Jenny Woolf said...

I hope you are better now Jeannie, looks like it from your later post. I am full of admiration you managed to compose this amusing poem while you were feeling rough. That stuff about the hard skinned lime rings a bell, think I'll just go and check the far recesses of my fridge now .. :D

paris parfait said...

Such a fun poem! Amazing you could be creative while feeling so miserable! Hope you get some rest and feel much better soon. Doesn't sound like fun at all!

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