Not normal...but lots of fun.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

That's Just Sick

Has anyone heard about this horrible stomach virus hat has shut down nursing homes and schools across the U.S.? Here's a link to an article about it, if you haven't: USA Today's 'Stomach flu' rips through he nation.

I can personally attest to this illness, as both me and my dad had it. I have no puked in over 12 years now...until the other night. This stupid virus kicked my butt and had me shaking and shuddering over the ever-so-pleasant household commode for hours Saturday night. If it were only that one night of unpleasantness, I'd be far more happy. But, no, I've managed to stay sick to my stomach for 3 weeks! That's almost an entire month!

I am so sick of being sick. My mother had pneumonia and stomach issues at the same time, so I had to take care of her while being sick myself. AND my dad had it and we were both retching over the toilets on separate ends of the house on the same night.

So, I'm very sorry I haven't been on lately, folks. And, yet, I'm also not sorry. I was very poor company while ill. You wouldn't have liked me if I had come on here. I was truly not my abnormal Kyla-self.

But I'm on the mend now. Hopefully we'll have a break from extreme troubles in my life for a while, and I can get some writing done. If wishes were fishes, we'd all have a fry.

Glad to see all of you again (if you're still reading; I wouldn't blame you if you'd given up on me)! Life has been crazy as usual. If any of you have ever lived on a farm, you know how vividly it paints life. On one end of a farm, you can have death and disease, while new life is born right under your eyes on the other side.

That's what happened here. Our calves got sick at the same time the humans did. We've lost two calves already this year, and the two remaining look ill now, too. We're hoping they'll survive, though. But, meanwhile, in the goat pen we had the miracle of life put in a truly grandiose appearance. Grandma, our oldest female, had twin babies last week, and cuter creatures you've never seen. I named the firstborn (a boy) Starburst as soon as he was born, for the huge star mark on his forehead. His sister, born a few minutes later, we named Lightning Bolt for the vivid white stripes across both her sides.

Watching them run and play never fails to put a smile on my face. I wish you could see it. I'll have to get some pictures to share on here.

This is NOT them. But it's close. Aren't they cute?
Hope all of your weeks have been equally incredible, but perhaps less sickly. Have a great day everyone, and happy writing!


  1. Aww sorry to hear that you've all been poorly! And if your goats are like them then they are adorable! :)

    1. Thank you! I'll tell the goats you said so. Hopefully I'll be feeling better from now on.

  2. Sorry about your month-long stomach bug, that's horrible! A high-school out this way was shut down because all of the kids got sick. It's so crazy, I wonder where this stomach virus is coming from. Hope you feel better!

    Also hope your calves get better soon.

    1. Lol. Stomach bugs are evil. I'd rather have just about anything, rather than a stomach bug. Headaches, bone aches, fevers, chills, arthritis, muscle aches, sore throats, you name it, just anything but a stomach bug!

      Yeah, they even shut down a prison over this bug, taking no new prisoners. Plus several cruise ships, schools, nursing homes, etc. It's crazy! People who go to the hospital with it infect people who are sick there. Their best advice (if it's in your house) is to stay home and not go out and infect anyone else. And wash your hands with soap and water really, really well for at least three weeks after you're infected. Not with Germ-X, as it supposedly doesn't kill this virus. Just soap and water.

      Anyway, I hope the calves do well now. I can't deal with the deaths. It's very traumatizing for a sensitive thing like me. Have a great day, thanks so much for commenting, and happy writing!

  3. AW THOSE ARE THE MOST ADORABLE GOATS I HAVE EVER SEEN. I have this small adoration for goats. A couple years back I told my mom I wanted a pet goat so I could walk him/her (I never decided which gender I wanted lol) down my street. I just adore them.

    Also, I had the stomach virus, but it was very short-lived and not too bad (as in, no vomiting occurred). A lot of people I know are getting it though, which makes me sad. :(

    Glad you're back! I hope your calves end up super duper (haha it sounds like I'm talking about leg calves, which sounds silly).

    (I write in parenthesis too much. Sorry for this extended ramble. :P)