pan·dem·ic – adjective.
1. (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.

Is it any surprise that many are feeling a bit under the weather? I thought last week that I would really see some improvement in my general health by getting out of school for three days. Turns out, however, I think I just brought home more goodies to share with the Thriller (who is really having trouble today).

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we’re at “widespread” levels of sickness. Iowa, Texas, South Carolina and almost all of the Gulf states must be reaping the benefits of that clean livin’. The rest of us, not so lucky. I shouldn’t complain, though. I am fortunate and thankful for a warm house and plenty to eat and drink — and plenty of DayQuil and NyQuil, which, as you know, make the world go ’round. That high-test Robitussin doesn’t stink, either. And it’s cherry flavored. :-D

Did I ever tell you about my love affair with all things cherry? I love cherries. All kinds, in all manifestations. I love cherry candy, cherry cake, cherry Kool-Aid, cherry ice cream, cherry milkshakes, cherry pie, cherry cobbler, cherry cough drops. Of course, my all-time, heavyweight champeen udda worl’ favorite ever is cherries and chocolate mixed together.

Ahhhh, heavenly.

OK, back to flu and coughing and sniffling and stuffed-up sinuses and achy bods and drugs and the couch. But I’m still thinking about cherries.

8 thoughts on “Pandemic

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Yeah, it’s kind of like the grape thing. Many things are labeled as grape-flavored, but which of ANY of them actually taste like grapes?

  1. David

    It is a little known fact that in the Gulf Coast states it is the Grits that helps the immune system form this impenetrable, cementitious wall within the body. It has to be all that pasty, buttery gunk…cause I have been to the Gulf Coast many times and it is not “clean livin!” Iowa is an anomaly…what can I say.

    The creeping crude flu has hit AZ full force over the last 7 days…many, many sick with this hangin on type of flu.

    I happen to think that a cherry turn over is one of life’s greatest pleasures! With a cup of dark roast coffee…Thank You Jesus!

    Praying you and Thriller start feeling better, remember, more grits! :)

    1. Rat Fink Post author


      And I forgot to mention cherry turnovers — which I adore. And dried cherries, too! Thanks for the kind thoughts — we are still hacking, but getting better!

  2. Candace

    Cherries fresh picked from the tree. They are my favorite! The artificial cherry not so much. I sure hope you and Thriller are feeling better soon!!

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Thanks, Candace — we are slowly getting back to human form! (And I love fresh cherries off the tree, too. I wish I could grow them in my yard!)

  3. Suzanne

    I bet I know one Cherry you don’t like. ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch CHERRY PIE……. (it’s a song I hope you know it otherwise I look stupid. Wouldn’t be the first time now woodit?)

    Hope y’all are feeling better! A cold is trying to fixate itself in my throat but I am keeping it away for the time being. H is getting over a bit of a cold.

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