Thursday, April 19, 2007


"Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together."
~ Pearl S. Buck

I woke up with a cold this morning. Sinuses stuffed, lungs filled and coughing, a tad achy. What fun, eh? Been a bit of a crappy week, actually. Yesterday I cleaned up the computer and lost the Internet Connectivity. Could not get it back to save my life! Sheesh!

So I did the System Restore - which has saved my butt more than once - and LOOKY THERE! the Internet Connectivity was back! Whoop.

I pulled out the old Digital Camera my folks gave me, after they bought a very nice new one, and thought to take a nice picture of the sunrise. The clouds were absolutely spectacular, with the edges rimmed in scarlet and gold, the blue sky behind, the breeze nudging me as I stood on my small balcony, sniffling. Got two pictures, complete with roofs, downspout and telephone lines. But I know I can crop that out. And guess what? The only cable I have for this camera is one to hook it up to a television! Sheesh!

Alright, so I headed online to search for the right cable. Took an hour, but I did finally find it, and ordered it, too! So maybe in a week I can download the picture and post it ala Patrick, or Victoria.

Tuesday, at lunch, my eyes started acting up. One started focusing funny. Now, I wondered why I was seeing things as if I was way past my bedtime, but it went on and on, with me blinking my eyes and rubbing them. I finally got up and headed to the restroom to look in the mirror. Heck, I could feel something going on with my left eye! So I looked. Right pupil larger than the left! Sheesh!

I popped a few aspirins and went back to sit down. In a few minutes I was back to normal, but a bit shaken. This was a new one on me! I left work early, worried that it might happen again, but it didn't. I napped and felt better. Then I went online to do a search for those eyeball symptoms. Two finds out of all the links I came across. One is for an oncoming Migraine Headache. And the other is for second stage syphillis! Sheesh!

No help there, so I shrugged and said, "Eat smarter, fat boy. That'll fix ya up."

And so far I've been fine since. Except for this %#>*!`!! cold popping up! And a lack of desire to go shop for food. So I'll eat canned fruit, sugar-free Jello-o, and maybe some salad. Sheesh!

I did change the header image above, 'cause I get bored with the same picture, as you may have noticed. Maybe I'll go do some research on an artist. I dunno. *sigh*


Gayle said...

That picture is wonderful, Benning!

Sorry to hear you're under the weather. You need some home made chicken soup! I make outstanding home made chicken soup and would send you some if possible. (My mothering instinct is surfacing.)

I'm curious to know what benefit there is to having a cable that hooks up a camera to a tv set? Perhaps I'm technologically behind the times, but I can't figure that one out.

Gayle said...

PS: I will return to read your answer. Promise!

benning said...

My step-father does that with his fully loaded camera to create a slide-show. And it ain't always a fun thing to sit through all the pictures of their latest trip.

The viewing on a TV is a nice way, though, to see what the picture looks like, and allows you to delete them from the memory card if you don't like them.

camojack said...

I hope you feel better soon, bro'!

Joubert said...

Your eye symptom was probably because you caught the cold virus by rubbing your eye with your hand after touching something that the virus was on. It's happened to me before.

benning said...

Thanks, Camo. I wish I could just pull my lungs out and wash them! Oy!

Patrick: That makes me feel better, but not much! I wash all the time at work, but who knows what could be touched between, eh?

I HATE coughing, coughing, coughing! *whine*

Always On Watch said...

Your eye trouble was probably the cold virus. If what happened with your eye was temporary, you'll be okay. Take it from one who knows more about eye trouble than she should have to.

Southern Comfort and orange juice--nuked as a hot toddy. Works for me!

benning said...

I'm now running a fever and shivering from chills. I hate it! And I'm whining in an empty apartment! LOL

Thanks, AOW. You and Patrick make me feel a tad better! I'm gonna have to go out in the morning for supplies - only aspirin left, and nary a drop of alcohol! *whine*

Oops! Didn't mean to whine again! ;)

Brooke said...

Benning, sometimes one pupil larger than the other is a neurological symptom of a stroke. Be careful, and if it happens again, or if you notice any asymmetry in your movement or mental sluggishness, you might want to get checked out.

Gayle said...

Yikes! You really are in a bad way, aren't you?

I came back to read your answer about why anyone would hook up a camera to a tv. Now I know. Thanks. Yeah, I don't care to sit through vacation pics either.

I pray that you will be back to your old self really soon, Benning. We all miss you! :)