Monday, June 23, 2008

Is It Wrong?

To take Cherry Flavored Children's NyQuil? There is an adult dosage noted on the package. So I went for it. I don't want to spend yet another night, hacking instead of sleeping.

Ok, I refuse to discuss coughing anymore. It is hereby banished from this post. (anyways)

I have nothing but a boring week ahead of me. The usual bootcamp, a couple night meetings, haircuts for the kids, a therapy appointment and a possible wisdom tooth extraction on Friday (not mine, thankfully, I'm the DD).

About the most exciting thing I've got happening is my plan to put together a "get well" package for my sister-in-law. I don't know if I've mentioned her here, like AT ALL. But she scares me. She is always one step away from total insanity. Her past history is being a drug addict, stripper and pathological liar. She, at one time, was incredibly beautiful and reminded me of Marilyn Monroe. These days the pictures I see, she looks like she's fifty (her and I have a birthday one day apart and were born in the same year).

She's convinced my man's mother that she's a recovering drug addict and that she's clean she's just got a whole host of medical ailments now. She's been hospitalized with a serious lung infection. She lives in Florida we live here, far away.

My man's mother has emailed us with her hospital room phone number at least three times now. I guess she has been asking about her brother. His mom said we could send any cards to her and she'd take them over to her. She will be in the hospital for a while.

What the heck do I put in this "care" package. I just asked if she reads? Neither one of us know for sure. Should I send some clean needles? A fresh pipe? Bake brownies? Find a t-shirt that will look good on her skeleton frame? What would cheer her up? Make her feel better?

I've got nothing to work with and I'm hoping Hallmark has a card that will work for me ... something like ... sorry to hear you are incredibly ill, stop doing drugs.


Sassy said...


I hate looking for cards, especially for people that I really want to tell "jump off a cliff".

Hope you get feeling better!

Amy said...

OMG you make me laugh out loud!!! Good thing I'm not at the library reading, huh? (My sister is way more understanding!)

Um, I think you should send her some magic brownies, a t-shirt that says, "I'm with the addict" and some Listerine, ya know, the mouthwash of those trying to hide something.

No? Man, you're no fun. Well, then, magazines and a trashy novel or two, maybe some good fancy chocolate of some variety (a new vice?) and a cute card.