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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

No Soup For YOU!

Of course most of us can recall the “Soup Guy” on Seinfeld that denies soup to those unsuspecting, unprepared patrons at his own whim. What I recall this morning is how easily something as benign as soup can ‘rock my world’.

I’m home from work today. I’m a firm believer in mental health days, so to be home SICK, actually ILL is a bit of a novel concept for me. Thank God, I am a fairly healthy person and rarely physically sick enough to miss work.

Last night I was up a total of three times violently ill. I know the culprit is the leftover soup I had for dinner. It didn’t taste bad at 5:00…but let me assure you when I rolled over in bed at 1:00 and lost a large part of it on my pillow and bed I KNEW it was the soup. Can you say DISGUSTING!

I don’t deal well with down time. I’m a very driven kind of person who prides herself in getting things done. SO the sheer fact that I slept soundly (after the theatrics at night) until 9:30 says a lot! The fact that I then only moved to the recliner (aka: the coma chair) until just minutes ago also speaks volumes. Even sitting here now I feel weak and my stomach is still churning around, I know my rest is not over.

Believe it or not I’m going somewhere with this…besides just the bathroom. The point is; God offers us rest, the only lasting rest we’ll ever find. Resting in His able, assured arms is a daily offering to us. Some of us struggle to just rest (I won’t mention names, we know who we are). Some of us struggle with the truth in the Scripture: “Be STILL and KNOW…” Many of us struggle with finding value in rest.

Some of that value is HEALING, renewal, clarity, and assurance. Some of the greatest value is ‘clearing the mechanism’ to really hear from God. As I’m home and recouping today and RESTING, I pray God would remind me to rest regularly so that my body doesn’t rebel and steal rest from my seemingly endless busyness. I have to remind myself that a dirty house and unfinished office work will still be there tomorrow.

My time with the Father, even in quiet meditation is where the value lies in my life. The time with my Father is what reaps the fruit He is seeking.

Have a healthy Tuesday and add this to the list of why NOT to eat leftovers.

On another note: How is it Erica Kane can still look so youthful? She was an adult when I watched this show in high school, 20 some years ago. She must be approaching her late 50’s early 60’s by now. Maybe the soaps should adopt some “aging gracefully” mentality and allow these actresses to pare back on the cosmetics in favor of TRUTH! (I sense another post from that subject alone…)

I’ll be in the ‘coma chair’ if you need me.

11 comments:

His Singer said...

Oh, poor baby!

Here...have some 7-Up, but sip it slowly. It tastes much better coming back up than the other stuff. (ugh)

Rest, keep hydrated, and feel better!

GiBee said...

Aaaawwwweee --- Poooorrr Baaaby!!

Applesauce and saltine crackers taste the same going down as it does coming up... And I'm pretty sure it's NOT the leftovers, but rather that NASTY tummy flu going around!

I'll be praying for you ... and Erica Kane? What a flash from the past! Is "Vicki" still on there? Does she still have multiple personalities?

Okay. Go back to your coma now.

Kristen said...

Poor, poor Kim! :-( Ugh! I hate stomach illness more than anything else in the world.

I have to say that there are few people that I know that would turn their illness into an object lesson. You are quite an amazing person.

I hope you feel better. Keep away from the soup!

(In regards to Erica Kane....I'm sure there have been more than one or two botox injections and probably a little more plastic here and there.....)

Morning Glory said...

You poor thaaang (said with a drawl). I hope your trips to the bathroom are down to none by now. I can certainly think of a lot of other ways that God can get my attention than being sick. Ugh!

Erica Kane? She's mid-fifties, at least, because I know she's close to my age. If you look at her neck, however, you get a better glimpse of how old she is. She's beautiful but way too skinny. Now her hair? That's to die for!! I've never seen anyone's hair that did ANY style and still looked good.

Note to GiBee: Vikki is on One Life to Live.

Dawn said...

Your poor thing! I hope you're feeling much better by this time of the day. YUCK!!

Dawn said...

I forgot - interesting that I referred to Seinfeld today, too.

HeyJules said...

Oh Kim! That's terrible. I really feel for you. Although I've never gotten sick on soup, I've have on worse (stomach poisoning from taco bell was probably the worst...) so I feel your pain.

Stay in the coma chair. This, too, shall pass.

tam said...

In misery right with you but with a joint-aching-rib-cracking-cough-stuffy-nose-feverish-thing...

Not to hurt your feelings but I would rather have mine than yours...

Enjoy the "stillness" of yourself and the Lord...

Overwhelmed! said...

Did you try the 7-up? I used to drink it at room temperature to help settle queazy stomachs. Hope it worked and you're feeling better soon!

Thanks for your comment on my Unplugged Camping Trip post!

We do make a concentrated effort to do these types of family activites to build memories for Snuggle Bug. Plus, we enjoy the quality time spent with him too!

Spookie the Warrior said...

Thats Disgusting hee!! I have only ever had a tummy bug once and it got so bad I had to go to my Doctor to get a shot in the butt to stop me throwing up. I woud rather have a c-section again before I get that sick - ever! I hope you are feeling better real soon Kim! Praying for you, rest up and stay in your coma chair - sounds like a place I would like to be right about now...

Shalee said...

Kim, we were ralphing at the same time! How kismet is that? I knew we were kindred spirits, but I think we're taking it a bit far...