That's right. I'm too sick to be amusing or creative or even grumpy. And Felix is even sicker.
It started Xmas Day evening. My daughter was flushed and aching and throwing up. Poor baby. By the time I got her taken care of, Felix was really sick. So sick, in fact, that I had to call an ambulance to come get him because he was unsteady on his feet. He was in the hospital for eight days. For the first few, it was very serious.
Then they moved him to a private room, in isolation. I had to wear a gown, mask and gloves to visit him.
He came up with a movie idea and a short story idea, so the time wasn't completely wasted (!) He talked the doctor into letting him out, even though I had begged him not to do that. So I now have a very sick Felix on my hands.
As he was the cook around here, I've had to take up the culinary arts again. Turns out, as I suspected, cooking skills can be lost if not regulary employed. So far I have made a pot roast that honestly did have the consistency and flavour of an old boot, and flame broiled steaks (another way of saying I set the oven on fire trying to broil steaks.)
Meanwhile my own flu progressed nicely. The icing on the cake? Thrush. So now my tongue hurts (insert your own terrible joke here, as I said, I'm too sick to be witty). SO I actually had to go to the doctor myself today, just to get something for my poor spotted tongue.
Well, I'm home again with a tabloid and a Dr. Pepper. (Sickie treats.) I'll spend the afternoon resting and tonight we're having 'leftovers' so I shouldn't be taxed too heavily in the cooking department.
It's good to have Felix here, and my friends have helped keep me from slipping into the pool of despond.
The Cougar Antho is in the final stages of pre-publishing, and I'm happy to have my story in Jolie du Pre's anthology.
Our crime novel is finished and has been well received by our editor.
So - the Felix/Madeline Machine rumbles along without much input from either of us, at the moment.
Which means Felix and I can rest...rest easy....and get better.
- Madeline Moore
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Wild Card, 2006. Winner of "best oral sex scene" - Scarlet Magazine. Amanda's Young Men, 2009. Excerpted in Scarlet Magazine; Juicy Bits. Sarah's Education, 2009. Hit the #1 spots on Amazon.co.uk adult fiction & adult romance best seller lists. Jade Magazine bestowed the best cover art, 2009 award on Sarah's Education. "Get Up, Stand Up!" which appeared in The Cougar Book (Logical-Lust) won me the title 'Story Teller of the Year 2011' at The Erotic Awards, London, UK. Sarah's Education took the #3 spot on a list of the 30 most titillating titles of all time, as reported in English Daily Mail ;Female; Nov. 12, 2012. Debutante, a petite novel for e-publisher Imprint Mischief, (Harper-Collins) pubbed in 2012. I tutor writing students and am a member of the WGC. D.M. Thomas said: Madeline Moore writes great sex without metaphor and that's not easy to do. Kris Saknussemm said: You're a good egg, Madeline Moore. I am a good egg who writes great sex without metaphor! Yippee!