Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oh, geez. Hump Day again already?

Who sped up the calendar? Come on, fess up. It wasn't me--hell, I've been digging my heels and trying to slow the damn thing down for weeks now--so it had to be one of you. And all I can say is...

Stop it!

Um, yeah. So things have been a bit hectic in Grimes Land. Which would be all right (or at least more exciting blogging-wise) if the stuff keeping me busy was, say, a sudden invasion of kitchen aliens to fend off

or "oh-my-gawd the zombie apocalypse is more than just an internet meme and I have to save all the brains everywhere!" 

But alas for you, my loyal readers, it is just me trying to meet various deadlines while battling the crud. Which feels kind of like the creature in that first picture is attacking my head, making me look astonishingly similar to the creatures in that second picture.

Okay, okay. It's possible I'm exaggerating for effect. I'm not that sick. But one of the perks of having a cold is getting to whine about life guilt-free for a few days, right? Right!

But you didn't come here to listen to me whine. You came here today either for a taste of my hilariously incisive wit (yeah,, better luck next time) OR for a cute camel picture. Well, I can at least provide that second one:

 Oh, wait. I was going for something inspiringly "relaxed" with my camels today, but they look kind of sad, don't they? Or at least droopy.

Here, how about these:

Relaxed, yet adorably perky at the same time. And cute. Yeah, let's go with them.

So, what's your Hump Day status this week? Stressed or relaxed? Crud-ridden or healthy?  

(All photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Have I mentioned how much I love Wikimedia Commons?)


Jessica Lemmon said...

Not crud-ridden, but my back hurts! *whine* Thank goodness I have a hilarious book to read while I rest. IN A FIX is so funny, Linda!

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Feel better and hang in there! BTW--you rock the Zombie!

Anne Gallagher said...

Anxiety prone a little today. We're supposed to get "severe" weather this afternoon through tomorrow. Tornadoes, high winds, monsoon rains. I suppose this is good news however, as I am in shorts today, it's 65 degrees right now expected to climb into the 70's. That being said, monsoon rains can only mean the herald of spring. So yay.

I hope you feel better. And I love the baby camel laying with his mother. They're not droopy, just napping. Which I could actually use a nap myself.

Delia said...

Stressed. But the mama camel and baby camel are calming me with cuteness. So there's that.

Hope you feel better soon. Or now. Now would probably be better. *glares threateningly at crud*

Teri Anne Stanley said...

I'm thinking "all of the above."
a little too much on my to worry about list, so I'm thinking it's ostrich time...stick my head as far into the sand as it will go and stay there.

Linda G. said...

Jessica -- Aw, sorry about your back. Hope it's better soon. And I'm glad IN A FIX is giving you a few laughs in the meantime. :)

K-pop -- LOL! Thanks. It's good to know I can still manage to keep up with the trends. ;)

Anne -- Ugh. That kind of forecast would trigger my anxiety, too. Hope it turns out not to be as bad as predicted.

Delia -- Glad the camels have a calming influence. :) Now I hope your glare at the crud proves effective.

Teri Anne -- Hmmm. That does sound tempting. Though this cold does make it hard enough to breathe as it is, so maybe I better not join you. *grin*

Patty Blount said...

Stress -- OMG, have it in truckloads. Sister, deadlines, etc., etc., etc.,

Anytime you need to to vent, you know where to find me.

Also, I'm sorry you're not feeling well. *sends chicken soup* :)

LD Masterson said...

You are the only person I know who could make me think of a camel as "adorably perky".

Things are okay in my corner of the world except I'm on my way to get an MRI of my knee. Hate getting tests done. Always have to worry about what they'll find. Hope you're feeling better.

Unknown said...

definitely not crud-ridden. (sorry about your luck there, Grimes...when i call you Grimes, i picture Rick from the Walking Dead. hmm) but i am straddling the line between relaxed and stressed. it keeps things interesting though :)

Patsy said...

It's not been a great week, but the cute camels are helping.

Hope your cold goes soon.

Diane Henders said...

If you find out who messed with your calendar, let me know. I'll go tune them up, 'cause they got to mine, too.

Sorry you're crud-ridden - that sucks. I'm finally healthy after having the plague for nearly two months, but now Hubby's sick. And we go on holidays in three days. Wait for it...

Hope you feel better soon.

abby mumford said...

healthy is not in my vocabulary of late. first i had a cold centered only in my throat (coughing galore), then i was stricken with the stomach flu (holy cow, i haven't had that since i was 15 and i don't ever plan on getting it again. NOT FUN.) i'm now back at work and the coughing/phlegm has returned. i guess it took a backseat while the stomach flu drove the bus.


i hope your health is faring better than mine! and i hope your writing is faring better than mine. good luck!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Me, I'm relaxed and pretty darned healthy for an old broad. My major goal is to keep breathing in and breathing out, and so far, so good.

Get well soon. (In the meantime, feel free to milk it all ya can.)

Carol Kilgore said...

Cute, cute camels :) Much cuter than the zombies!

Cut the crud and get better soon. The weekend is coming.

Deborah Small said...

Actually, I'm loving the accelerated calendar. It can slow down once we arrive in Spring. :)

Sorry you're feeling cruddy. DD is also wheezing and hacking like an asthmatic horse; it's been a week of honey/lemon tea and hot baths for her. I hope you're taking time for a little self-care, too. :)

Take care!

Nicki Elson said...

Happy humpday! Those are some of the most adorable humps I've ever seen. Good luck meeting all those deadlines.

Judy, Judy, Judy said...

A little on the stressed side. There is an issue directly effecting my work in which the powers that be (stupid) are going back and forth on daily.
And, I can't see your camels. Work censured them out for some reason.
Oh well I have them to look forward to later.
I'm going to glare at your crud right along with Delia. Maybe double glare power will help.

Linda G. said...

Patty -- Thanks for the virtual chicken soup & the venting invitation! Must be working, because I'm afraid I might live.

LD -- Ugh. Knees are so tricky. Hope it's not serious.

Karla -- LOL! I love Rick Grimes. It's great to finally have a character by that name who isn't a villain or a dork. *grin*

Patsy -- Hope your week improves! :)

Diane -- Oh, good. I'll let you know. If anybody could take 'em, I'm sure it's your badass, kickboxing self. ;)

Abby -- Ugh. You've sure had a time of it! Hope it's all over now, and that you're in for a long healthy streak. :)

Susan -- In and out...sounds like a good plan to me. And thanks!

Carol -- I do have some pics of what look like camel zombies, but they are NOT cute. *grin*

Deb -- Yeah, sometimes a speedy calendar is a good thing. May yours have wings for now! :)

Nicki -- Thanks! :)

JJJ -- Ugh. Sorry about the work issue. Hope it's straightened out soon!

Al said...

OMG did you have a "man cold" ??

Jennifer Shirk said...

I always look forward to the cute camel pics! And your witty comments as well!