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Happy Days Are Here Again

I am happy to report that I am feeling so much better. My stomach has finally settled down. I’ve managed to successfully ingest an entire glorious bowl of plain white rice. Plain white rice has never tasted so good. However, considering I haven’t eaten a meal in 5 days and 3 hours, licking the dirt on the sidewalk might taste like a delicacy to me right about now.

Now that I have had something of substance and my belly is warm, I feel incredibly lucid. I can think clearly now the haze is gone. I am back on the top of my game. Almost. But I sure am going to miss those painkillers.

I took the day off from work, because it’s not a good idea for me to rush, force, or push myself too hard the very first moment I feel better. (That could send me back right to where I started. No. Thank. You.)

Instead, I am going to take this day as an opportunity to finish all of that laundry (glamorous, I know). I am going to finish the funniest book I’ve ever read for the 2nd time (“Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea”). And simply bask in the comforts of my home. I may even finish off all of those groovy rice leftovers.

I am also really going to take advantage of today by implementing some of those stress reducing methods like simply breathing in the fresh air and smelling the flowers in my back yard. Of course I will have my Mac by my side diligently and happily reading up on your fantastic blogs!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. See you around the net.

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  • I am so glad you’re feeling better. And I agree, Chelsea Handler is hilarious. I find it difficult to breathe when I watch her show – she makes me laugh so much. Enjoy your weekend and take care.

  • I am glad you’re feeling much better. This is great news.

  • Rice and blogging. Is there a better combination?

  • Glad to hear you’re better! I hope you stay that way for a LONG time!

  • Jay

    I’m so glad to hear you’re feeling better and have been able to eat! I think that doing something normal like that after being unwell helps a lot phsychologically as well.

    I bought a Chelsea Handler book after reading about her here! I couldn’t find ‘Hello Vodka’ so I got ‘My Horizontal Life’. I haven’t started it yet, because I’m already reading five others (yeah, it’s a quirk of mine) but when I’m one down, I’ll give it a try!

  • SO glad to hear you’re feeling better. Do take the day and enjoy it. Keep cool though, it’s going to be HOT!! Have a great weekend!!

  • yo momma

    so while you’re out there smelling the flowers, kudja water the ones in the flower pots???? 🙂

    it was great to see you actually smile this morning!!

    love you honey!

  • I’m so glad to hear that you’re feeling better just in time for the weekend!

  • the best friend

    yes, finally!

  • So nice to hear Meleah. I’m glad you’re doing better.

    I love rice. Sometimes I just eat a bowl of rice for dinner. I know…I know…strange…. but I hate cooking (especially just for one person) so a bowl of warm rice is delish.

    I have a sign on my front walkway that says “Stop and smell the flowers” – maybe I need to pay more attention to it….soemtimes it’s hard to remember to stop and do that. We all need little reminders sometimes. 🙂

  • Glad you are feeling better Meleah. Ahhh, the warm belly feeling. Enjoy the day, it’s going to be a hot and humid one in NJ. I’m only glad to be at work for the AC, otherwise I would be hunched over my own laptop in my wonderful bed under the air. I’m going out for ice cream at lunch time. Can I get a boo yah or am I not using it correctly? Lol. Later

  • So glad to hear you’re feeling better. I guess I need to get me some Chelsea books. Laughs are always good.

    And hey, could you water my flowers too? Pretty please with a big ole cherry on top?


  • Meleah

    I watch her TV show every night at 1130pm on my favorite channel E!
    She rocks.
    Im psyched about feeling better too.

    It really IS good news.
    How are you handing in there?
    I will check on you when I get back from a very important errand.

    Um. Yes.
    Hot Melted Cheesy Goodness and Blogging!

    Momo Fali:

    Oh My God. THAT BOO is fall down funny. She is one of the FUNNIEST woman ALIVE.
    I am happy to be feeling better too. Thanks for your kind words.

    Chef Mom:
    Its SOFA KING hot and sticky. Ew. Im staying inside.
    and reading / blogging. You have a great weekend too.
    Ill be around and online.

    Roger That.

    Just In Time is right. I am elated to have food in my tummy.

    Its like a Festivus Miracle
    (yes another Seinfeld reference.)

    I know. I needed to be reminded too. Im just passing it along.
    Wait? You like plain white rice? Blek. I need some flava. Soon.

    Me too. Its disgusting outside. I think I will stay INDOORS and read today instead!
    Boo Yah!

    (I really LOVE that blogger name btw)
    Well, since I am supposed to be ‘smelling the flowers’ today might as well water people’s plants.
    what the hell!
    And yes, you need EVERY Chelsea Handler boon and you should watch her show.
    If you like to laugh.

  • Happy No-Poop Day!

    We should make that a holiday.

    Best. Parade. Ever.

  • Glad to hear you are doing better; hopefully the weekend will help.

  • Meleah

    Oh My God. We SHOULD make that into a holiday.

    “Best. Parade. Ever.”

    Thanks darling.
    I hope so!

  • yay!

    So for the No-Poop Day Parade, would we use toilet paper as streamers????

  • i’m glad you’re feeling better. i am totally putting that book on my reading list. it sounds like a title i would have made up. sounds like it’ll be a relaxing weekend. enjoy! 🙂

  • Meleah

    SomeGirl (My Anna Darling)
    Oh Hell yes. That would be hysterical.

    Its a Must Read. I promise you will die laughing. I hope you have a lovely weekend as well. I plan on linking YOU and that Chili Post over the weekend. Thats too funny.

  • Glad you are feeling better, yes, rest up the weekend and gear up for Monday. Maybe a dink or two, just for fun!

  • Glad you’re feeling better! Pain killers rock! Have a lovely wonderful weekend!

  • cmk

    Good news–glad to hear you are doing better. Keep up the good work. 🙂

  • So happy you are feeling better.

    However, I don’t think licking the ground would do much for your health. At least, not in a good way.

    I hope the weekend brings you good times and good thoughts…

  • Thanks for the follow up email…glad to hear that you’re feeling better. And though you won’t have those painkillers to keep you company, that book does seem damn funny so that should do you well 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  • Meleah

    Sounds like a plan.

    Painkillers do rock. Hope you have a great weekend too.

    I love you so much. Thank you

    Yeah. Come to think if it, licking the dirt off the ground might NOT be a good idea.
    I hope this weekend delivers the relaxation I need.

    Ricardo B:
    Im psyched about All Things Chelsea Handler. Almost as much as All Things Seinfeld.

  • Rice is good for an upset stomach..especially rice pudding with nutmeg and ground pistachios.

  • How ironic …. I had sidewalk dirt for dinner! Not bad with croutons & Italial dressing.

    Hug from a cat …..

  • Meleah

    Damn. Now THAT sounds delicious.

    Ha ha ha ha ha
    Thats very funny.

  • So what you’re saying is, it’s funny? Lol. We’ll see, I’ll have a peek at it tomorrow at the book store.

  • YAY! I’m GLAD you are feeling perky again! I’ve been a Doodling FOOL & am ready for a vacation!!!!

  • Meleah

    Ricardo B:
    Crazy Funny.

    I know. you are adorable. And dont forget, I am going on that vacation with you!!

  • YAY!!! So glad you’re feeling better.

    Did you read “My Horizontal Life” yet? if not, dooooo ittttt

  • YEA!! I’m so happy you feel better! We have our Mereb back in action!

    While continuing to take those stress reduction steps daily… 🙂


  • Meleah

    Courtney Ryan369:
    Im buying that TODAY.
    I am in love with Chelsea Handler.
    I have a full blown “Girly Crush” on her.

    Me too. It’s nice to be back in action.
    And I am using those stress reducers all weekend.

  • Lee

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. Do whatever you need to do to keep the stress out of your life. I’m also hoping that you’ve had that other conversation by now that you said your were going to have on Saturday (today).

  • Yay! So glad you’re feeling better! 🙂

  • Meleah

    Oh “The Conversation” went very well. All is right in my world again.
    Thanks for all of your support!
    You are awesome.
    Too bad its too hot to sit outside, without vaporizing. I dont remember humidity being this bad in NJ in a very long time.

    Drowsey Monkey:
    Me too. Thanks darling.
    You are linked / mentioned in the post above this one!

  • Glad the attack has subsided. I have read that a bowl of white rice is really good for the tummy. But having that all the time would be a drag. Hope more variety is in store for you.

  • Meleah

    Its good to feel better, but now I cant wait to EAT real food. White Rice just isn’t going to cut it much longer!

  • So great to hear that Meleah.
    Each of your blogging friends only has the best wishes for you.

  • Meleah

    Thank you.

    I am very lucky to have such an awesome blogger community.

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