Feeling Like Mixed Pickles

I have been sick this weekend. Nothing serious. Just a cold that came with a bad headache, a sore throat, and a need to sleep all day. I managed to stay awake for a few hours yesterday evening, but then I went back to bed again. I slept for a long time, but not a good time. Tossing and turning caused my sheets to rumple and my covers to slide off and so, of course, I was reminded of this song by Gilbert and Sullivan. (The lyrics are here.)

It is supposed to be a song about unrequited love, but I think it’s about having a cold or the flu. Either way, it’s a great song.

This Canadian Thanksgiving I am thankful that last night is over and that I know I’ll feel better in a day or two. I’m also thankful for Gilbert and Sullivan whose clever songs are still great fun. Mostly, I am thankful that I grew up with music in the house. That is a gift that keeps on giving.


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  1. Ha! Thanks for sharing that song…I do not remember ever hearing it. Glad you’re on the mend and I hope you recover completely and soon!

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