Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hello From Home

Good morning! It's been a really interesting weekend and I'm still not back from it. I was supposed to go to work on Tuesday, but that didn't happen. It's now Wednesday and I'm still not back. Well, the reason for this is because I've been sick for the past two days. I caught a cold and I haven't been able to shake it as quickly as I thought I could. I got up on Tuesday morning with every intention to go to work and my wife looked at me and said, "Are you crazy, Bess? Look at you! You're sick man!" **smile**So, I got back into bed. I did the same thing this morning and she just looked at me and gave an emphatic "NO!" So, I got back into bed, but I got right back up after she closed our front door. Anyway, I just wanted to peek in to say hello. I miss my friends here. I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week! The weather is scorching here in this swamp called DC. It's supposed to mellow out by the weekend. Well, peace to you all and I'll be back soon. :)


Side note:
I'm sitting here typing while glancing at the TV. The Today Show (is that the right show?) is saying goodbye to Katie. I gotta get outa here!

28 comments:

Dancewithme2 said...

Hope you feel better. Its hot here in St. Louis, too.
Your wife is wise - you'll be much more productive when you are healthy.
Next you can watch the VIEW and tell us how it is with Rosie. ;)

Michael J. West said...

Your wife calls you by your last name?

Stephen Bess said...

dance-
The View!! NO!!! :)
Thanks! She is a wise woman. She's also very intimidating when she get into her nuturing role. :)

mjw-
Yes, she calls me by my last name when I'm doing something wrong or when I'm just in trouble. However, in her South African culture we are not supposed to call each other by our first names. She usually just calls me 'Bess' or by my middle name. I usually just call her ratu (love) or some other pet name. If I'm looking for her in a crowd I simply say her name. Phew! I hope that wasn't too much?

Ananda said...

hope you feel better. enjoy the time you have to catch up on sleep etc.... hard to do sometimes on a sunny day, but hang in there. i am affirming that you will be up and back into your flow very sooooooooon. awright ... peace, ananda

Stephen Bess said...

Thank you Ananda! Peace to you and thank you for your blessings and affirmation. I'll be getting back to my routine by tomorrow I hope. Otherwise, it's an extended vacation with a little cough. :)

the prisoner's wife said...

awww...hope you feel better!

lol@wifey putting the smack down. *nodding head* yup, she's a gem!

UARIDI said...

My sympathies on the cold. Summer colds are the worst, I hope you get better soon.

Aside: It is the same in Kenya. Most couples do not know how to call each other - a problem soon solved by the arrival of the first child and then they become "Mama Jane" or "Baba Jane" (and that is to everyone, including their parents)

faith said...

I also hope you are up and back to normal soon! Here in MN it is FINALLY getting cool enough to be nice again. All weekend it was unbearablely hot (95,97 around there in the day and 75, 77 at night) with high humidity. YUCK. It just took your breath away when you walked out from an air conditioned place. We usually do not get that until July or August. But now it is real nice again.

I give your wife HUGE props for making you stay home and get better! Also, your co-workers I am sure thank her for not letting you spread it to them all. :) So,take care of Stephen, and get better! We have missed you as well! :(

faith said...

PS, very interesting about not calling people by their first names. I have not heard of that. I am always learning from you Stephen! And thank you as well Uaridi! I love learing about different cultures!

Stephen Bess said...

p wife-
Haa haa! Yes, she's a gem alright! :)Thanks for your well wishes.

uaridi-
Yes, many of her family and extended family call me Ntate Bess. The word 'ntate' means mister. My family gets a kick out of that. Thank you for your well wishes.

faith-
I think that we are about to get your lower temps this coming weekend. I'm am really looking forward. :)
By the way, I am glad to hear that you learn something by reading my blog. That is my goal. Thank you so much for your well wishes. Take care.

tryphina said...

Aaawwww!!! sorry you are not feeling well Stephen. The body has a way of telling you to slow down sometimes!! Mrs Bess is right, take easy man :)

tryphina said...

Ooops!! take it easy, Sir :)

Stephen Bess said...

tryphina-
That's "Baba" to you. :)

tryphina said...

Oh! my bad, Baba Bess :)
Hope you bounce back soon!!

Your culture is so wonderful, it distinctively separates boys from men :)

faith said...

Tryphina, in Stephen's case, it is quite distinctive that he is a man, not a boy, but sometimes it is not so easy to tell. There are a LOT of boys in men's bodies here. I think we all here would agree with that! :)

NML said...

Feel better soon and get the rest you need. I see my flu has made it's way to you from London ;-) Take care x

Stephen Bess said...

faith-
So true!

nml-
Yes, I think that it was the last e-hug. :)I hope that you are feeling better today. Take care as well x

UARIDI said...

If you are reading, come visit me and my fellow Kenyans. We are celebrating Kenya's Madaraka Day (Republic Day) today. Many Kenyans have done a post on today's event

Meanwhile keep you in my thougths

Brother Jero (BJ) said...

Thanks Steve. Hope you get back from the blues. Yup, its our Independence day. Strong & proud & still running like hell.

Be safe partner.

Poi said...

Hey Stevie-sad to read you are feeling under the weather, I'm readin this today(friday) so i pray and hope by now you're better!

Have a beautiful weekend

Cami said...

Hope you're feeling better. D.C.'s a beautiful place, I was there last weekend.

Anonymous said...

bj-
Take care bro!

poi-
I'm feeling much better today. Thanks and I hope that your weekend is going well.

camille-
Hello and welcome. :)

Sumeeta said...

Hey Darlin,

I hope that you are feeling much better. Take care of yourself.

Delaleuverses said...

Perhaps by now you're feeling a little better, I was just passing by. I enjoyed reading your post.

Brea said...

Hope you are feeling better

Cilia said...

Hey Stevie-

Just stopped by to see if you feeling better now? how are you keeping?

Pray you well

Smile and have a beatiful week!

Darius said...

Miss DC - specifically, Arlington. But not the traffic or humidity...

Stephen Bess said...

sumeeta-
I'm feeling much better these days. Thanks for checking in on me. :)

delaleuverses-
Thanks for stopping in and welcome. Yes, I feel much better. :)

brea-
I have my sense of smell back! :)

cilia-
I am well. Thanks for checking on me. :)

darius-
I could do without the humidity as well. Welcome. :)

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