Friday, 13 June 2008


This is what I hope Moll and I will be doing all next week. Playing and relaxing and having FUN.

But first of all, I have had an unwanted visitor who I feared was coming away with us tomorrow.

She was irksome, painful, and like a greedy fledgeling, ate and ate, growing larger and redder as the days went by. Antibiotics were prescribed – the first lot disagreed with me, so we tried another lot.

By yesterday afternoon my visitor was huge, throbbing and it was difficult to talk.
Then, as I met a friend last night, we started talking about our worst fears. I cried. As you do. She hugged me, proved what a wonderful friend she is and I cried some more.

I got back, had supper with Himself and we talked about love and cuddles and what they mean, how important they are.

“Like an internal memo,” said Himself. “We can use them to express how we feel just with actions.”

I hugged that thought to me (and actually didn’t cry) and later, as I brushed my teeth, I felt something in my mouth burst. I won’t go into the gory details, but I started trembling and laughing with relief and wonder.

My abscess had burst.

This morning my poor battered gum is almost flat and my relief is as great as the sunshine streaming through the windows.

And on that note I will bid you au revoir – we are off tomorrow for a week. A week away from work, computers and everything else. It will no doubt rain but what the hell?

PS I have just read Elizabeth Berg's latest blog (see link on side bar, links don't seem to be working) and she says, "All people need is recipes, and to be love and be loved. And dogs."

Being somewhat of a philistine when it comes to food, I would omit the recipes but wholeheartedly endorse the rest of it. What do you think?


Lane said...

Himself is such a wise one!

Have a lovely week away fp! Enjoy:-)

Flowerpot said...

Lane - well he is sometimes!!!

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia - came here from Crystal Jigsaw.

Hope the symbolism of the abcess has vanished forever!

Anonymous said...

Cor, not nice having some like that in your mouth, glad it's okay now. Have a lovely holiday, look forward to hearing all about it on your return.

CJ xx

Em said...

Have a fantastic time!! And I agree about the cuddles, I think they're incredibly important.

Rebecca Taunton said...

Oh FP, that sounds very painful. I really hope that's all over and done with now so that you can enjoy your time away.

Mr FP has some very wise words...and I love the Berg quote.

laurie said...

glad you're feeling better. that sounds really nasty.
and have a lovely time away. i bet it doesn't rain....all the time.

Flowerpot said...

David - thanks - so do I!

Crystal - you certainly will..

Em - yes cuddles are so important arent they?

RT - yes, EB's good isn't she?

laurie - I hope not!!

ChrisH said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch! I do hope you are on the mend now.

Akelamalu said...

I can so empathise with you Flowerpot, I used to get abscesses on my gum all the time and they HURT LIKE HELL!!!!!!

Have a great week honey. xx

Maggie May said...

Hope it doesn't play up while you are away!
To be loved yes, but not necessarily dogs! Cats are lovely!

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

I hope you're feeling better, flowerpot. And have a lovely holiday. And yes, recipes, love, and dogs. Perfect!

liz fenwick said...

Have a great break :-)

BreadBox said...

Have a lovely time --- and when you return we want to hear about bursting with joy, not bursting of abscesses:-)


Merlin's Wizard said...

Glad your mouth is better. Its the worst place to get something wrong as you never seem to be able to comfy anywhere with it.

Have a good trip

Merlins Wizard

Ellee Seymour said...

Have a lovely week's break. I'll catch up with you when you return and look forward to hearing all about it.

Flowerpot said...

thank you to you all. had a very relaxing break and will tell you all aboutit soon.