Wow, what a morning it’s been. Geoff was sick all night, I hope that this gastro thing doesn’t spread to Levi or I, because it’s nasty. He spewed (vomited) all night, Geoff tried to mask the sound by running water, but it was hard not to hear him spewing over the top of it. Finally collapsing in bed at about 2am, after swinging his head over the side to spew into the bucket, which I got dibs on cleaning it up by default. I am a sympathy spewer, so it went as well as it could be expected. In the end the room didn’t stink of vomit all night, which was the main objective. I really do wish that I could do more for Geoff when he is sick, lucky that it doesn’t happen too often.
Normally Geoff takes the rubbish out on Monday mornings (that is whenever we remember it & if we have enough of it to put out). This morning though he was really sick, so I took it out.
The rubbish or should I call it garbage (as is the term here) truck comes around 8am (should be 7.20am, but they honestly show up whenever, sometimes at 4pm) the only reason we take note of the rough time they come is because the crows here, which are HUGE, pull apart the rubbish bags & end up spreading the rubbish about the front yard. The other week I found a nappy in our yard behind the tree line that separates the main yard & house from the road, which was a bit of an achievement. Determined NOT to have a repeat & sick of the weeks prior where I have had to collect up a shopping bag full of rubbish strewn about the yard repeatedly, I decided to hang about the front until the rubbish was collected. My presence out there seemed to discourage the crows & I managed to weed a random garden bed that was planted out there by one of the previous owners, it’s not 100% complete, but it looks a lot better than it did. WIN WIN
Geoff ended up calling in sick, which was good, as immediately after he had, he had to do a dash. Poor Geoff! I left him with Levi & did a dash to the shops to get some supplies for him; Schweppes Lemonade & Lemonade icy poles/ popsicles & some zucchini. Who would have thought that it would be so hard. Schweppes Lemonade doesn’t exist, you can get tonic water, club soda & ginger ale, but NOT lemonade or anything that resembles lemonade here, not even under a different name. You can get other lemonades like 7up & Sprite here, but the beauty of Schweppes Lemonade is that it has small bubbles & goes down really well when you are feeling unwell, it’s not as harsh as 7up & Sprite can be & it’s not too sweet either. I ended up getting a few different soft drinks for Geoff to try; Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Schweppes Ginger Ale, Sprite & 7up, so far there haven’t been any winners amongst them.
The Lemonade icy poles were non-existent. The closest I could find was some popsicles made my Chapman’s, called Stealth Rockets, which are a combination of Peach, Lemon Lime & Raisin all in the one flavour/ mix (not as individual flavours). I managed to find them at the Independent grocery store chain over here & when I brought them to the checkout the woman there had never seen them before. It took me a while to find them, most icy poles/ water popsicles are all artificially coloured & flavoured to taste like orange, grape or raspberry & all packed into a combo box. I don’t mind them every once in a while, but they certainly don’t taste that great normally & when you are sick, well, you get the picture. Whilst the flavour of the stealth rockets took a little to get used to, they weren’t too bad, so far I think that Geoff has managed to consume over half a box of them (so they must be ok).
I don’t know whether it’s funny or sad that Geoff has relied on me for tips on things to have whilst he has been sick, but so far all my recommendations have worked. Apparently I am sick so much that I am in the know – hahahaha!
BTW – the steamed zucchini went down a treat & later so did the mashed potato with gravy, I even enjoyed it as well (especially the mash with gravy)