Wednesday, June 02, 2010

I'm making myself stay in bed all day. When I get a cold, it always turns into a barking cough that scares the cats. My colds are obnoxious and long and stupid. Some people scarcely wipe their noses and they make polite little sneezes. I hack and wheeze and spit. Disgusting. (Ok, I went into the garden in my pajamas and pulled weeds for a bit. I couldn't help it). And I'm blasting an artist I found, Chris Pakeda, an 'indie' folksinger type. I am playing her obsessively. So, I can. While staying in bed with juice and tea and the cats, I read part of a manuscript my friend James sent me. I want to be his literary agent and editor. I want him to lavishly praise me in his intro, he' s that good. I reviewed a midwifery exam that has been languishing for months. I'm about to compare health insurance rates (snore) because my insurance is going up TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS A MONTH, robbery, I tell you, just because I had a birthday. I don't know who I despise more, the insurance industry or BP.

The rain has been my companion. When the sun is out, I feel forced to be smiley and go outside and leap around. Rain isn't demanding in that way. When it rains, I don't feel like I have to pretend I feel good, all rainbow-y and unicorn-y. I can play depressing music and wear my ratty bathrobe all day.

10 comments:

Valerie Loveland said...

My health insurance went up $3o a month. I should stop complaining.

My mom loses her voice every time she gets a cold. I have a tiny cough, and it is not good because it isn't "productive."

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Wendy Birdseye Pavlus said...

Whenever I get a cold in the summer I love to sit in the sun and it seems to just help burn it out of me. Hard in CNY, but impossible in Seattle! It's funny when I look at where my Navy kid, Ryan, is going to be stationed next. Lemoore, CA. Desert. So Hot and Dry. 9 inches of rain a year. His wife grew up in Everett, WA, but when she moved east with him she so grew to love the sun. When I first met her, her skin looked like she had been living underground for her whole life. After Virginia Beach, it will be interesting to see how she likes the desert. I could not stand your weather, although you must really appreciate the sun when you see it!

Wendy Birdseye Pavlus said...

Who's in the picture?

beth coyote said...

Valerie-Can I say 'catastrophic insurance', whatever that means? Catastrophe as in hurricane, earthquake, or 6 feet of snow?

Wendy-those are my folks, when they looked like movie stars.

Wendy Birdseye Pavlus said...

You look so like your mom....

beth coyote said...

Thanks, I do look like my mom, when she was 60!!!

Wendy Birdseye Pavlus said...

Ahhh, I remember you in your 20's. I have pictures! You looked like her then, too.

emma and sean said...

dear health insurance company -

beth coyote is in better shape than most 20 year olds. give 'er a break on the 200 bucks.

emma

beth coyote said...

Thanks, Emma! You can call Group Health on my behalf.