Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Invisible Beast

I'm at Matt's family's house in St Louis for the holidays and most everyone has been struck with a nasty 24-hour flu bug. I'm the last man standing. It's like ship wrecking with your entire family, and you are all left floating in open water, and one by one some giant invisible creature is pulling folks into the murky depths below until you are the last one left paddling, and you have the ominous feeling that you are next, yet there is the tiniest glimmer of hope that your 9 family members that went before you served to satiate the great beast below. A girl can dream...

(I apologize for the dramatics--I was up into the wee hours last night reading The Swiss Family Robinson, which of course opens with a rousing ship wreck!)

3 comments:

kjl said...

Good luck avoiding the flu, Erika! Have a Merry Christmas!!

Dani said...

See what I get for comin' by to see yah! Oh well... Mine seems to be clearing up now... so at least the beast attacks quickly and then moves on. I hope he doesn't get yah!

xoxo

Emily said...

I'm praying he doesn't get you on Christmas or traveling day!