Friday, March 13, 2009

My shoulder angel...

My mom texted me this afternoon. First she asked if I was feeling better (yes) and then if I had to work today (no). Then she told me I needed to update my blog. It's the highlight of her week. How do you say no to that? Thanks, Mom.

First, the sick update. I don't remember ever being that sick for that long. Ever. It was miserable. Jane was sick and got better, then Chris was sick and got better, but I was sick and just didn't get better. Yuk.

When I went to the doctor last week, she told me to come back on Monday if I wasn't feeling better. That was Thursday. I stayed home Friday and Saturday, then Sunday we went to Salt Lake for Dalton's blessing and to retrieve Jane. I was still really sick and mostly just sat around the whole time. That really wasn't very fun (for anyone, I assume). On Monday, I went back to school. Not because I felt better, but because I'd already missed an entire week (!) of school and didn't want to miss more. I figured it had gotten to the point when I would just have to "muscle through" and keep working until I eventually got better.

That didn't work so well on Tuesday. It was a huge fight just to get out of bed, and after about an hour of no success, Chris told me to just go back to sleep. Note: As a teacher, if I'm missing a day of school, it is basically impossible for me to function, or relax, without being certain that I have a sub lined up and I have all the lesson plans and copies ready. It is a testament to how sick I was when Chris told me to go to sleep and I did. I just rolled over and went back to sleep without any idea of what was going to happen with my class.

Chris ended up calling one of the other fifth grade teachers, and she arranged for a sub and wrote all the plans for my class. Thank you, Carolyn! That was really nice. By that afternoon, I was still really sick, so Chris called the doctor's office again. They said to just come in right now. Don't wait for an appointment, just go now. So we went.

At first, we thought we were still talking about bronchitis. But really, the cold part was starting to go away. My problem was more being completely exhausted, headaches, and throwing up if I coughed too hard. They ran a bunch of different tests, and they finally found a completely unrelated infection that was causing me to be so sick. Thank goodness, though. Once we finally figured out what was really wrong, I was able to get the right medication and within a day or so, I was feeling much much better.

That was a longer explanation than I planned, but now you know. I missed school Tuesday and Wednesday, but I was able to do all of my parent teacher conferences on Thursday. Today we had the day off (Chris is on spring break with the University), so we were able to spend the day together and get some errands, and birthday shopping, done while Jane still went to day care. It's been nice to ease back into normal life. Although I'm still worn out and have a few lingering headaches, I'm well on the way to being better.

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...

1. He slimed me.

Ghostbusters. Said by Bill Murray as Dr. Pete Venkman, after being slimed by Onionhead, aka Slimer, on the thirteenth floor of the hotel.

3. Let's get out of here before one of those things kills Guy!

Galaxy Quest. Said by Sigourney Weaver as Gwen Demarco, when the crew lands on a planet looking for a berillium sphere. That sequence was filmed in Goblin Valley, Utah, by the way.

4. Inconceivable!

I think just about everybody got this one. Princess Bride, said by Wallace Shawn as Vizzini. Several times.

5. You two are dumber than a bag of hammers.

O Brother, Where art Thou? Said by George Clooney as Ulysses Everett McGill to Pete and Delmar after they decide to be baptized.

6. You're not thinking fourth-dimensionally.

Back to the Future, said by Christopher Lloyd as Doc Emmitt Brown. I won't quote a specific moment, because he says this several times throughout all three movies, but most particularly in the first.

7. Really really.

Shrek. Said by Mike Myers as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, and Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona. Pick a moment.

8. Toepick.

The ever-classic line from Cutting Edge, said by Moira Kelly as Kate Moseley while Doug is learning the intricacies of pair figure skating. I believe he also says it back to her later in the movie. Ah, the beauty of the comeback. By the way, did you know that Moira Kelly also did the voice of adult Nala in The Lion King?

9. That is my word, and as such is beyond contestation.

A Knight's Tale, said by James Purefoy as Prince Edward when he is releasing Will from the stocks and makes him a true knight. The funny thing about this line is that "contestation" is not a word. The director thought it should be a word, so he used it in his movie. The correct way to say it would be "beyond contest."

10. You just killed a helicopter with a car! ~I was out of bullets.

Almost everyone got this one--Live Free or Die Hard. The first line is Justin Long as Matt Farrel, with the classic response from Bruce Willis as John McClane. That one line in the previews is what made me really want to see the movie to begin with, and now I own it and have watched it probably more than a dozen times (Chris says it's more than that, but who's counting?). Good movie. Thanks for the Christmas present, Brenda.

Now, you may have noticed that I skipped #2. No one guessed the movie. Deborah did venture Stardust, but I've never seen that movie. Sorry. Rather than just giving you all the answer, I have decided to give you another line from the same movie so you can all try again. I know that a lot of you have seen this movie...some of you have even mentioned it in your blogs. There's your clue.

Line: It's been many years since I've had such an exemplary vegetable.

Ok, that line might be a little hard. But give it a shot. If you can't get it again, I'll give you an obvious line.

Alright, it's up to you now. By the way, the winner of the pop quiz is... DAD! I knew you'd get more than anybody else.


Tannie Datwyler said...

Okay, so the vegetable line was a giveaway - somehow I remembered that it was from Pride and Prejudice. However, when I went back to check what the first line was it was about Warts, and I don't rememeber that part at all. Who says that? Is this in the Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightly or the one with Colin Firth?

I'm so sorry you were that sick. I'm happy that you are better now though. If I didn't have such a little baby I'd have offered to sub for you. I do know 5th grade after all. . .

Jess said...

great post! also, i'm glad you're feeling better.

Britta said...

It took me all of two seconds to realize that number 2 was Pride and Prejudice. I just wrote a review/report on that movie too.

Brenda said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. I am pretty much over being sick too. I'm glad that you like that movie so much. It is one of the best liked gifts I have ever given. :) Pride and Prejuice is such a good movie!

Deborah said...

I can't believe you haven't seen Stardust. Its one of those that I think you'd really like. I could have sworn we watched it together one of the times I came up to visit...maybe that was the time we watched Clue instead though...good movie, that.

JeriLynn said...

#2 was totally Mr. Colins. I can't believe I didn't guess that! I USE that line sometimes!

Anyway, we are just renting, though if our landlord suddenly decides to sell, we might be convinced to buy our house. It's in a perfect location and has a perfect yard. It needs new windows, another carport, and a couple bedrooms, but otherwise, it's great here.

Don't get a replacement, get a second car. Just my advice. :)

JeriLynn said...

Oh, and Stardust, I liked it, but it contains questionable material. (No explicit sex, but rather behavior we don't want our children to emulate.) Jay did not like it, and we decided we would never own it. It's entertaining enough to see it once, though.