Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Nauseous versus nauseated

As Mom and I feel that both adjectives deserve equal representation until the raging debate in English usage (see Miriam-Webster dictionary of English usage for full treatise on subject) is resolved, we have gotten sick together. The troublemaker is a delightful stomach bug that causes general malaise, nausea, projectile vomiting and intestinal unrest. Happily, the fact I am sick also rules out a more sinister cause for Mom's signs and decreases interest by Mom's medical team in trying to medicate her for said cause.

Who knew this road we are traveling could become so strange that I would be grateful to suffer Exorcist-style vomiting?Suffice it to say that all visits are currently suspended and communications will probably also cease for a few days.

Content in the knowledge that this will be less ghastly to recall than to experience-



Blogger Sarah-Elizabeth said...

The parrot idea is wonderful... I think it would be wonderful.. and that mocha looks sinful... Well sorry to hear that the crew is under the weather, and take your time getting better, we dont need another sick person...I hope everyone else is doing ok...glad to hear that some fun is being had and progress is being made...Say hi to all for me...

12:37 AM  
Blogger SableC said...

I come down on the side of:
nauseous is the adjective that describes the thing/person which/who makes one nauseated. Similar to poisonous versus poisoned, or amorous versus enamored.
Thus, when someone tells you that he feels nauseous, you could say that you absolutely agree. And we can all agree that I am a huge nerd.

I hope you are soon no longer nauseated.


11:20 AM  
Blogger Jacqui said...

Still feeling the ick and weak as hotel room coffee, but getting better.

Odds and ends:
Anyone out there have Scrabble or Scattergories? Believe it or not, these are the next recommended homeworks for improving Mom's cognitive, memory and attention deficit issues... If so, please drop me a line.

More later- j.c.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Debora Shiflett said...

I have scrabble and would be glad to loan it to you for as long as you need it.

Let me know! Debora

2:03 PM  
Blogger Dave & Nancy Estes Park said...

Hey Jacqui, Sorry you guys are so sick. Drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest nag nag nag you know the drill. Hope you both bounce back quick.
Love you
Dave and Nancy

2:20 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Dear Jacqui, Pam, et.al.
I had planned never to mention the dreaded stomach flu which struck me before we left for Bike Week and followed me to Mobile. Surely it is something "going around" and I did not somehow send it to you via a card in the mail! Your Exorcist description is very accurate...I think I was about 12 last time I was that sick. It does seem more than either one of you should have to suffer. (Old English teachers appreciate anyone who cares about the difference between nauseous/nauseated, and we are absolutely ecstatic about anyone who can actually quote the difference...let's hear it for all the nerds of the world!)

Late birthday greetings to Jacqui and Roland. Isn't Pam's birthday in early April? Seeing Pam getting out and about is such a blessing, even though I know she is anxious for more normalcy.

I have finally caught up with the daily blogs...you have lived another life-time in the last two weeks. Grand-mere Mickey must be awesome. She obviously has passed down some dynamic genes to daughter and granddaughter. How else to explain the leaps of progress and the ability to deal with the incomprehensible health system which is either helping miracles to occur or driving you crazy?

At rehearsal this week, David began a huge disclaimer about not being Pam and apologizing for stopping to rehearse the same three measures over and over...until we confessed for you, Pam, and said we were quite used to the process of such analysis. Of course, we all know the ONLY way to get to Carnegie Hall is to...practice, practice, practice... which is exactly how you will get home...with work, work,work in your never-ending therapy. You are a marvel, and we have in you an incredible standard of how to live. Never waste a minute and always stay focused, but please stop and smell the roses along the way. We love you! Jan (N)

5:22 PM  
Blogger Angie Antkowiak said...

Hi Jacqui,
So sorry to hear that you and your mom succumbed to the bug! It has been going around and I have found that my mom's standard flu menu of Sprite and Saltine Crackers work great (although the mocha you allowed us to vicariously sip was much tastier).

Hope that you both are on the mend, and if you are in the market for a Scrabble player, I'm a good choice because since I'm so horrible at it I would be able to provide the opposing team with a confidence boost! :-)

I was lucky enough to get a hug from Roland this evening before choir practice and I know that very soon I will get an opportunity to hug you and Pam and to say in person how much you are both loved and cherished!

I toast you both with my glass of Sprite and say "here's to the health and wellness of ALL our beloved Schnellers!"

Take care and come visit us in VCC choir practice sometime! We'll soothe you with our music!

6:21 PM  

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