Five good things this week

October 25, 2009 at 09:21 6 comments

Looking back at my recent back-in-Singapore posts, I realize that I can be extremely negative. In my defence, the Fruit Farm can be a very negative place and I spend most of my waking hours there.

To remedy that, especially as it befits a Sunday, I shall think of five things that I am grateful for this week.

  1. Although it was quite bad, my flu got better in about three days. Thank You, God, for a decent immune system.
  2. Mr. Manx proved himself the sweetest guy in the world by driving up and down to get me a box of Tamiflu and other meds while I was sick on call.
  3. Friends who checked up on me while I was sick.
  4. $11.95 martinis and free filet mignon sandwiches at Morton’s at Oriental, five till seven p.m. on weekdays. The chocolate martini is perfection, being chock-full of dense chocolate shavings. The sandwiches were a godsend, especially since I’d only had a slice of raisin bread that whole day. I had four martinis. Burp.
  5. Not having to work this weekend.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. flaneurvric  |  October 25, 2009 at 14:59

    I’m so glad you are feeling better! I was prepared to break out into “Feed the Birds” at work tomorrow to provide you some comic relief. Fortunately, that no longer seems necessary :)

    • 2. Katie  |  October 26, 2009 at 14:36

      You are the best. :) I’m glad you didn’t, though, because that song made me cry every time. Then we would’ve had 32 patients on the board today.

  • 3. kel  |  October 27, 2009 at 00:19

    good tt u’re well again..

    yay to #4! raise all limbs in agreement. it’s been a long while since i last went. i want morton’s…

    • 4. Katie  |  October 27, 2009 at 22:07

      We should go together soon!!!

      • 5. kel  |  October 28, 2009 at 01:51

        yaaa.. when i dun need to work next year! waaait. that’s too far away. hehh.. after 22nov k. i take leave on a day u not working..

      • 6. Katie  |  October 28, 2009 at 17:23

        Come we choose a day… I am clearing leave by taking half-days.

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Book(s) of the moment

Hogfather (Terry Pratchett)

Books read in 2010 and 2011

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) - 'cos the movie's coming out!
Frankenstein: Lost Souls (Dean Koontz) - ah, bugger, it's part of a series! Now I hafta find all the books...
Dismantled (Jennifer McMahon) - oh, good one
Tigerlily's Orchids (Ruth Rendell)
Shutter Island (Dennis LeHane) - reminds me too much of work
Holy Fools (Joanne Harris) - it's official: I prefer her scary books
A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Unauthorized Autobiography; The Beatrice Letters (Lemony Snicket)
The Little Friend (Donna Tartt)
The main books - 11 so far - of the Southern Vampire series; the Aurora Teagarden series except for A Fool & His Honey - that makes it 7; Sweet & Deadly (Charlaine Harris)
The Woman in Black (Susan Hill)
Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)
Room: A Novel (Emma Donaghue)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
The Bachman Books (Stephen King)
Men At Arms (Terry Pratchett)
Carpe Jugulum (Terry Pratchett)
The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)
Beauty (Robin McKinley)
The Sandman, Vol 1 (Neil Gaiman)
The Burden (Agatha Christie) - her crime novels are waaay better
Snuff (Terry Pratchett)

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