A modicum of comfort

In which a cat, a bowl of soup, and a beach towel make an appearance.

The Thinker by Rodin

All is not well in the State of Sum, I’ve spent the day at behind a desk running a fever from an unknown ailment. This is not one of those “cough man flu” situations as I have no other symptoms, I’m just running a high temperature for some reason.

I’ve been like a little fire since yesterday, and I’ve been able to only get a few hours sleep. It’s one of those stupid fevers where you are warm with covers and cold without so in the end I kept them on because that was less effort. Now though I’m the train home.

This means I’ve become one of ‘those’ people and I feel sorry for the lady who is now having to sit next to the sweating guy who is literally feverishly typing on his phone (that would be me). I just want to get home for some comfort.

I know what is waiting for me when I get back. A nice bowl of hot soup, crusty bread and the least amount of preparation and cleaning. Is there anything more stomachly satisfying than bland and hot food? Nobody ever said a stick of celery made them feel better.

Feeling a bit ropey (and with a migraine to boot ) I should also be thankful that the Feliciraptor is spending the night and Grandma G’s, yes I love her but she has inherited my lack for sympathy gene. Mrs G tells me that having a pet would be comforting, but I know people with cats (which is what she’d like ) and with nicknames like ‘Satan’ and ‘Demon beast’ I am not confident in labeling felines as the Florence Nightingale of the animal kingdom.

I think what is really need is to be lying on a beach towel filling myself with vitamin D. Not sure how this would help with a fever, but being ill behind a desk is no fun either.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “An Odd Trio.”

Today, you can write about whatever you what — but your post must include, in whatever role you see fit, a cat, a bowl of soup, and a beach towel.

Author: geekergosum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

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