I went to bed at 9:30 last night but you wouldn't know it by my energy level today. I'm dragging, really dragging. It's a short week and today is my last day and all I have to do is get through it. I was too late to eat at home so I'm eating a cereal bar and some milk here at my desk. Not quite the same....
The HR representative didn't like the way the doctor filled out the FMLA forms and I have to call and make another appointment to do them again. The doctor didn't put down a "course of treatment". I think that means she didn't write down that she wrote me a prescription and said to drink plenty of fluids and rest. It boggles the mind that I have to waste the time of a medical professional to write that. And just when I was thinking it was safe to stick my head up out of the trench.....

And because Kate was at the zoo on Tuesday and we were talking about animals, I remembered I have this book of poems by Ogden Nash. So, I'll leave you with a smile.

The Cat

You get a wife, you get a house.
Eventually you get a mouse.
You get some words regarding mice,
You get a kitty in a trice.
By two AM or thereabout,
The mouse is in, the cat is out.
It dawns upon you in your cot,
The mouse is silent, the cat is not.
Instead of Pussy, says your spouse,
You should have bought another mouse.

The Cow

The cow is of the bovine ilk;

One end is moo, the other milk.

The Guppy

Whales have calves,
Cats have kittens,
Bears have cubs,
Bats have bittens.
Swans have cygnets,
Seals have puppies,
But guppies just have little guppies.

And finally,

The Fly
The Lord in his wisdom made the fly.
And then forgot to tell us why.

--all poems from The Zoo by Ogden Nash.
So, now I'm off to get the day started. I figure the sooner it starts, the sooner it ends. Have a good one!


Roxie said…
Ogden Nash is soooo silly! "Fare well you old rhinoscerous. I'll stare at something less preposerous."
Kate said…
Awww, you left out the termite!
"One day a termite knocked on wood,
And tasted it and found it good.
And that is why your Cousin May
Fell through the parlor floor today."
teabird said…
I seem to remember that the FMLA was supposed to make it BETTER for employees... but "supposed to" just doesn't cut it.
Love the Ogden Nash!
I hope you drink lots of fluids...
Galad said…
Ogden Nash is another great way to start the day. Kate's termite addition was also great :-)
Sheepish Annie said…
HR. Pretty sure that stands for "How Ridiculous!"

I think it was a good day to find Ogden Nash...
catsmum said…
I used to love quoting the guppy one when I was little, and when, many years later, DD got some guppies, of course, had to teach it to her so that we could annoy the rest of the family by quoting it in tandem. Shall have to find out if she can still remember it :]
Amy Lane said…
I LURVE Ogden Nash-- thank you-- that was really wonderful! (And I remember getting those forms signed for my maternity leave. Beuracracy-- I word I can neither spell nor understand.)

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