14 May

The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday thing. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!


I am so happy. It’s a weird kind of happy.  Twice in the last week I have taken my laptop to bed and spent most of the day there. I was tired.  Also, I haven’t been able to jog and I’ve had a pain in my stomach and back that interfere with sleeping.


I know it doesn’t sound happy, but  I’m so happy because finally I know I’m not dying. Its shingles. Maybe you don’t know anyone else who is happy to have shingles. I had it before on my face and this is a piece of cake.  Now you know I am totally whacked.


I told my husband I’m so happy that I’m not dying. He said, “We’re all dying.” I said okay, I’m happy I’m not dying now.” AND, I get to clear my schedule and just rest.  Now I have an excuse to goof off.


Have your best week ever.


© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur


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17 responses to “FEEL GOOD FRIDAY

  1. Bonnie K

    May 14, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Feel a lot better very soon and enjoy that laptop for company!

    • purplume

      May 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you Bonnie. I guess you would take your ipad to bed with you?

  2. Holly

    May 14, 2010 at 7:12 am

    I think my grandmother had shingles once, but I never understood what it was, so I just looked it up. Be sure to get lots of rest so you can get well soon! I had no idea you were so concerned about your health. I’m so glad you know what it is now. Not knowing is the worst. Have a happy weekend and rest up!!

    • purplume

      May 16, 2010 at 1:48 pm

      Yes, at least knowing I can relax and not worry about what it night be.

  3. Laura

    May 14, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Thank heavens it is just shingles!!! I always assume I am dying too.

    Have fun laying around and having fun!!!!!!!!!! A treat indeed!

    • purplume

      May 16, 2010 at 1:49 pm

      I will do my best to enjoy it. Usually sleeping is one of the things I do best.

  4. Thea

    May 14, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I hurt my back once and was in so much pain I couldn’t even roll over. I spent the week in bed with some research books, a pen, paper, and food, and had a blast. I understand your happiness exactly. Have fun and feel better soon!

    • purplume

      May 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm

      there is something so relaxing about letting go of your schedule. Maybe we should keep a free pass on hand that we can use any day we want. XD

  5. jackie b central texas

    May 14, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I feel for you, my father had shingles more than once in his life and they were always horrible. I had them almost 10 years ago and they were in of all places the length of the back of my head and then to top them got a muscle spasm in my left shoulder at the same time. Double the pain for one price that time.

    I am so glad you are feeling better now that you know what is wrong, unrelenting pain of any kind is not fun to live with.

    thanks for stopping by tonight and spending a little time on my feel good friday post and commenting and hope to see you again!!



    • purplume

      May 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you Jackie, Head and shoulder pain – not the kind of two for one you want.
      Thank you for your kind words. stay well.

  6. Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    May 15, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Ugh! I hope you’re feeling better soon. You’re right though – shingles are better than some of the alternatives.

    • purplume

      May 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you Joey, I’ll say, non lethal and with a limited engagement. XD

  7. Jb

    May 16, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Congratulations…I guess. My DH got shingles a few years ago. It came as a bit of a surprise. It wasn’t any fun for him, but he’s fine now. So feel better soon!

  8. purplume

    May 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks Jb , yes it’s not fun. I am looking forward to feeling better. Then I will dance with joy.
    Thank you for your kind words.

  9. denise

    May 16, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    i was just laughing at the “congratulations” comments but i can see their merit…my roommate had shingles and she said it was extremely painful but definitely beats dying 🙂 i’ll have to try these feel good friday prompts one of these days…

  10. kortney

    May 17, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I love your perspective!!! I am now cheered by the fact that I’m not dying either. I was just feeling a little bummed. Ends up crankiness is not fatal.


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