Tuesday Tattle

24 Sep
222/365: Droodle glass

222/365: Droodle glass (Photo credit: add1sun)

2013 has been a great year in many ways, but I do seem to have had a lot of minor ailments.   As someone who hardly ever gets sick except for the occasional cold, I am beginning to feel irritated with myself.

Or I would, if I didn’t feel so unwell.  It’s a sore throat, congestion and queasiness today.  Nothing a two-hour afternoon nap and a shout at the Hub can’t cure, I’m sure.

Maltesers bucket

Maltesers bucket (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Thank you to those of you who have sent jokes in exchange for the hope of a box of Maltesers.  There’s still plenty of time to email them to thelaughinghousewife@gmail.com.  I’m looking for a good ‘un for Joke 1001.


I signed up for another creative writing class which began last night at the local high school.  It must be my fourth in as many years.  They are a great stimulus to writing, a way to make friends (you can never have enough friends; especially when you have a birthday coming up), and jolly good fun, too.  

However, I forgot that we have to do fiction writing and I don’t like fiction writing, except about my life (you didn’t really think the Hub was happily married, did you?).  I have to create a character for next week and even I can see he’s cliché-ridden and a bit of jerk (sorry; I was daydreaming about…no, I’m not going there: it’s my birthday next week and I want him to be speaking to me).

Todays doodlegirl brought to you by generous d...

Todays doodlegirl brought to you by generous dontations from Al Literate, Cade Ants, and Rye Mann (Photo credit: Graela)

In an effort to stave off the worst of this bug and lose weight at the same time, I have overdosed on Vitamin C today (too much Vitamin C acts as a natural laxative, apparently).

I had lemon juice in hot water but it tasted salty.  Does anyone know why?

I do hope it’s not that the dishwasher isn’t rinsing properly.

On the other hand, that would explain my general germiness.

King Germ

King Germ (Photo credit: eat more toast)


46 Responses to “Tuesday Tattle”

  1. Al September 24, 2013 at 20:54 #

    That 5-second rule cartoon is absolutely hilarious!

    As for the salty lemon water…you didn’t happen to use water from the North Sea did you?


    • The Laughing Housewife September 24, 2013 at 21:02 #

      *Offended* Manchester water is the best in England, thank you very much. Haven’t you heard of the softness of Manchester cotton? And we never have to de-scale our kettles.


    • Pseu September 24, 2013 at 23:39 #

      It’s a 10 second rule in our house. As long as the cats don’t get there first.


  2. colonialist September 24, 2013 at 21:09 #

    For your fiction segment, you are welcome to swipe the brilliant tale I have posted. A sweeping saga of the Old West with a damsel in distress, a dashing hero, and a sad ending. (Bring a sick-bag.)


  3. lanceleuven September 24, 2013 at 21:21 #

    Sorry to hear that you’re feeling poorly. I hope things right themselves soon.

    I love that last picture about the five second rule. If only germs were really that honourable!


  4. slpmartin September 24, 2013 at 21:31 #

    I saw on the Science Channel while exercising that the five second rule is untrue…which may explain my germiness…hope you recover soon.


  5. laurieanichols September 24, 2013 at 22:20 #

    I’m sorry that you aren’t feeling well but you had me laughing throughout the entire post. Did you add sugar to the hot water? If you did perhaps you added salt instead accidentally. Or it could be the dishwasher or it could be the Hub being impish. It is a mystery, perhaps you can incorporate it into your fiction writing. 🙂


    • The Laughing Housewife September 24, 2013 at 22:23 #

      What a sensible solution! This is why you should be my manager 🙂

      I didn’t add sugar, but maybe I should. I’m thinking of the calories…

      However, today I have sucked on a whole bag of boiled sweets to keep the sore throat at bay, so maybe I should stop worrying 🙂


      • laurieanichols September 24, 2013 at 22:54 #

        The day that you need a manager, I’ll be there with bells on, it would be so much fun!!!


      • Pseu September 24, 2013 at 23:40 #

        that will negate the loosing weight thingy… unless of course they were the sorbitol sweetened sort which certainly have a laxative effect.


  6. Helen Cherry September 24, 2013 at 22:34 #

    It’s a bugger when you have germitis ain’t it !


    • The Laughing Housewife September 24, 2013 at 22:53 #

      That it be! 🙂


      • Helen Cherry September 24, 2013 at 22:54 #

        get properly better soon.. not wishing to alarm but sometimes when someone keeps getting sort of low level illnesses there be summat else going on.. take good care of yourself !


  7. fairyfeet September 24, 2013 at 22:41 #

    Good to meet you last night. It’s the poetry I’m not looking forward to! Don’t overdo the boiled sweets, they’ll only make your throat worse, maybe a good drop of whisky with the lemon would be good. Get rid of the dishwasher and get the Hub to do the washing up instead!


  8. Rorybore September 25, 2013 at 02:35 #

    sorry to hear you are feeling blah. I’ve had that kind of feeling since summer too. like I am never really sick…but not quite well either. make up your mind already body! Love the single serve size of Maltesers you got there 🙂
    and the cartoon is priceless!! George Takei? Met him this past summer at the convention. quite a man. Have you ever read his reviews on Amazon?? OMG – they are the best. laughter is the best medicine!


  9. vastlycurious.com September 25, 2013 at 03:26 #

    I will be away next week so please accept my good wishes in advance? Excessive Vitamin C will kill it. Lean on chewable C- it has worked 95% of the time for me…really!


  10. gingerfightback September 25, 2013 at 06:40 #



  11. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com September 25, 2013 at 08:31 #

    I’m not clicking like when you’re under the weather (again!) Get better and stay better!


  12. jmgoyder September 25, 2013 at 09:13 #

    Oh Tilly – sniff sniff!


  13. bluebee September 25, 2013 at 10:16 #

    Love the cartoons – hope your germiness disappears soon 😦


  14. sharechair September 25, 2013 at 11:49 #

    Sorry you aren’t feeling well. That’s never pleasant. I don’t think lemon in hot water would help me feel better, tho. Gimme some old fashioned chicken soup.


  15. Perfecting Motherhood September 25, 2013 at 20:39 #

    I have only two words for you: hand sanitizer.
    With 2 kids that touch everything everywhere, it’s helped keeping many (but not all) germs at bay.


  16. Grannymar September 26, 2013 at 18:24 #

    Get well quick or they might cancel the party! Surely you will be having Malteser cake, and you would not want to miss that!


  17. benzeknees September 27, 2013 at 21:13 #

    How about taking a multi-vitamin for your age group every day. It sounds like something is lacking in your system to help you fight off all these bugs. Wash your hands lots & lots, carry around hand sanitizer & use it every time you shake hands or touch something. A few years ago, the same thing happened to me & I almost had to become OCD to stop the cycle.


    • The Laughing Housewife September 27, 2013 at 22:00 #

      I’ve started taking calcium and Vitamin C and I am fanatical about hand washing but it’s obviously not enough. I always have sanitiser when I walk the dogs but that’s good advice about using it all the time.

      Thanks 🙂


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