Saturday, February 25, 2006

Pride Goes Before A Fall

Sickness seems to be pretty popular over at the McDonald home right now. For the past few weeks everyone has been sick with the flu, a cough, sore throat, fever, runny nose, or ear ache. Actually, at one point everyone was sick with the flu except me! Well, I have to admit that made me a little- how can I put it....Proud? :)
I was pretty happy with my excellent immune system. Unfortunately, pride goes before a fall and I am now stuck with an agonizing cough and an extremely stuffy nose. And for the past few days I was sick in bed all day with a fever (which thankfully broke last night.) I had to stay home from church (which was very saddening to me.) and laid on the couch sleeping almost the whole time, until I finally got up and watched Ultimate Issues a film about conflicting worldviews by Dr. R.C. Sproul which I will add was extremely good and worth my time! After that I had some awful packaged soup from the grocery store (the only thing I could get down my throat.). After that the silence in the house began to frighten me (I'm so used to a noisy house bustling with children!) so I turned on some catherdralish music that helped a bit. Of course, to top it all off, my dear brother James just had to scare me half to death!
Okay, I was eating my soup when I heard the sound of the doorknob on the back door turning back and forth violently. I froze. I crept up from my seat and walked slowly into the living room. The phone rang. "Hello?" I answered, trying to calm myself. The reply shook me up, "Where are you?" I didn't recognize the voice. I got scared again. "W-what?" I trembled as I held the phone. "Where are you?" Phew, I recognized James' voice. "James? Is that you?" After his reply I knew it was him. "Yeah. Could you let me in? The door's locked." I let out a deep breath. "Oh! Sure." So, I unlocked the door and let my brother in. So he came in, asked me if I needed anything and I thanked him and said no. So he departed. Later, I found out that he had told Dad at Church that he was coming to check on me. Now isn't that sweet? Older brothers (and younger, too, of course!) are so awesome. I'm so blessed!
Well, then I slept some more. I read a tiny bit but began to feel feverish again (I found out after Mom got home that I had a fever again.) so I went back to sleep. When I awoke, Dad and Mom came home. So it was a very..Eventfull Sunday!

P.S. I must mention that my sister, Tiffany, is now an unclean being. She consumed the most dreaded, disgusting, horrible, grotesque thing that a human being can consume. They are called.....dare I say the word?Escargot or more bluntly called... Snails!! Be prepared to be sick for the rest of the day. That is, unless you are unclean as well and have also devoured these...things. -JNM

P.S.S. My parents are also unclean. They consumed it with her.


The Pookie said...

AHH! Snails??? That's awful!
Big Brothers are a blessing! I know all too well!

Now, did Tiffany eat it as a dare or to freak everybody out (me included ;) or did she do it just so she could say she did, or did she not care a hoot about the above, and just ate it cause she was hungry?

Brooke... "The Pookie"

Jessica McDonald said...

Okay, this is reallly gross, Brooke. But she ate it because....

SHE WAS HUNGRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beleive me, I started gagging when she told me!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jessica!!!

How are ya girl?! I havn't talked to you in forever, how are y'all doing? Anything new with you?
Talk to ya later! Have a wonderful night! Love ya!

God bless,

The Pookie said...


That's, that's, that's just awful!!


The Pookie said...

Oh, by the way, I changed my blog address to:


The Pookie said...

By the way again, I went to the Loreen McKennitt site,SHE HAS AN INCREDIBLE VOICE! Do you recomend any particular album/song?

Jessica McDonald said...

"the pookie girl" is cuter, anyway. :D I'll go ahead and change it on my links!

Well, I'll admit that my favorite of all her songs is "The Highwayman". It's based on the poem by Alfred Noyes and is SOOOO cool!!!! It's on her cd "The Book of Secrets". You'd love it, I think. :) Oh, and "Dante's Prayer" is another one of my favorites!! It's on the same cd!
If you like her, you'd probably like Kate Rusby as well, she is a british/folk singer.
Anyway, I hope that helped! :)
miss you! Oh, and happy St. Patricks Day!!!!