Blog by VONNIE DAVIS -- International, Award-Winning Romance Author: Adventurous...Humorous...Amorous.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

I Was Busted by Vonnie Davis

I've been suffering with a virus, severe cold, grunge for over two weeks. It can't be the flu because I had a flu shot back in early October. Right? So the fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, no energy, unending cough, and runny nose are just a "bug" that has outlived ten-days of antibiotics.

I can still recall the day I went to Walmart to pick up my $138. bottle of freaking antibiotics. I coughed out half a lung at the counter as I exclaimed, "What? What...are these pills made of? Gold, or what?"

I coughed out the other half of my lung in the ice cream aisle. Don't judge. First off, it was ice cream, y'all. And secondly, I was in a shocked delirium over the cost of the drugs.

Well, both the ice cream and drugs are gone and I still feel like crap. I'm still coughing and have chills. But I had to act like I felt okay because my youngest son and his wife were coming to town. You see, my grandson and the rest of his wrestling team from MIT were flying to Virginia from Mass. to wrestle in a 20 team tournament at a local college. Bonus for this grandma...I'd get to see one of my grandkids.

Yay me!!!! I didn't care how crappy I felt.

At one point, my son moved behind me and wrapped his arms around my shoulders. "I know you, mom. You're not fooling me. You feel like hell. Go home. Go to bed."

"Don't think you can order me around. I can still beat your behind."

"That's one of the things I love about you, mom. You always were a dreamer." Then he dug his chin back and forth into my shoulder until I growled his name. I was rewarded with his "mom giggle." Yeah, I still know how to push your buttons.

The kid might not live to see 45.


Liz Flaherty said...

Great picture and great interaction with grown-up-kid (ain't it fun?) Hope you're on the mend and that you had a good visit.

Leah St. James said...

Feel better, Vonnie! BTW, I tell my 6-foot-5-inch son I can still beat his butt too!

Angela Adams said...

So sorry that the "bug" that's going around "bit" you. But, I loved reading this post about your son. Hope you feel better soon!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Oh, Liz, it can be so comical between Mike and I at times. He and I knocked horns the most as he grew up. Not that he was a bad kid, he just enjoyed driving me crazy because in his words, "it's such a short ride." Now, he keeps close tabs on me and calls me the most and seeks my counsel on most everything.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks, Leigh. It's back to the doctor tomorrow for me. I think sons love pushing Mom's buttons no matter how old they are.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks, Angela. Like most Mom's, I think my sons are the best. Mike is a safety and health professional for Volvo, trying to keep the workplace safe and healthy for its employees. In his two years there, he's saved Volvo 2 million in lost time due to injuries and work-related illnesses, like skin infections, etc. He's a freak for safety.