"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Friday, August 8, 2008


I had a very long tiring week! Mostly at home in bed... I have been out of it for few days! Been sick :-( And was not able to go to work for three days (Mon - Wed). I could not even finish the paperwork for my new car, which I was waiting for since April, when the dealer called me on Sunday... I waited till Wednesday when I felt a little better!

So Sunday I had a couple of friends over. We spent our time in the kitchen making Quiches, waffles, and fruit salad. We had so much fun... at night my muscles cramps were getting worse... I could not sleep, and I could not get out of bed in the morning to go to work on Monday.

Tuesday, was even worse! Heartburn and achy allover. I went to see two doctors;
Doc #1: For my spasms. He told me I was stressed and very tensed... and that I looked tired and asked for some blood tests. I went to the lab, and my blood pressure was low, which is not unusual for me, so the nurse sticks the needle and NO BLOOD will come out. At this point I started laughing and my head was hurting (not a nice feeling to have a needle stuck in your arm and wait for blood to come out) so she tried with my other arm, and blood finally came but with SLOW FLOW! She told me the results would be out in a couple of hours.

So I went to see the other doctor, Doc #2, who immediately admitted me to the "One Day Case" unit for endoscopy! He was like since you are fasting lets go ahead and see whats wrong! The thing is I went to the hospital with the driver, and I asked him to go home and come back after two hours since I was told I will be under sedation. I called dad to come and asked Isaac to go. I went into the mini OR room, and the nurse was about to inject me with the sedative... I asked her: "When will I be sleeping" and then things started to get funny, I dont remember it all well, but I was awake at some points -flashes- here and there! I dont remember how I got back to my bed, but I heard my dad's voice "Excuse me nurse, where is Ansam?" so I opened my eyes and looked at dad approaching me and was waving with a stupid smile on my face LOL! I kept asking them to let me go but they wouldnt. They brought a wheelchair and I started laughing telling them I can walk fine, but they wouldnt let me...

My sweet daddy got my blood test results and we quickly went back to Doc #1. I am glad dad was with me to talk to the doctors because I really dont remember well what was going on around me... how I got to the car.. or left the pharmacy! I was in a good mood, and got two sick leaves (Doc #1 gave me three days, and Doc#2 gave me two days)... I tried to read through the reports and its funny how sometimes they say things like, "Patient was pale, but in a good mood...." or "She tolerated the procedure well!"

Anyhow... I am fine now, and I went to work yesterday! I had to go wrap things up before my leave... My manager and coworkers were extremely nice and tried their best to make sure that all is well with me...

Ohhhhh and another highlight of the week! I had to say goodbye to my old car.... who served me really really well since 2002. I would still see you at home (we still have it) so I will be saying hello to you between now and then...


Delicately Realistic said...

Awww ma tshofen shar dear ;*

O tshofen khairha o tkafen sharha.

Ansam said...

Delicately Realistic-
Thanks :-) So sweet of you

Grey said...

Aww ! Sorry about that... I hate low BP... makes me eat all the time.. Thank God you are better now, but dont drive for a while...
And the waffles look damn sexy ( sexy is the Indian slang for "Awesome") can i have some?

Anonymous said...

you were high haha :D

KTDP said...

salaamat ... food looks good btw !

KTDP said...

salaamat ... food looks great btw

Ansam said...

I drove to work yesterday :-) I am fine. Dont worry buddy... you can have all you want

Yeah drowsy LOL

Alla yesalmik :-) Thanks :-D

Ruby Woo said...

Fruits are a major weakness. I love 'em!

Oh and matshoofeen shar :*

Anonymous said...

aww Sallamat..hope you feeling better now!! btw looking at the pics make me hungry :)

Ansam said...

Ruby Woo-
And that yogurt dip is really good.... you should try it
Thanks you

Alla yesalmik.. I am feeling better, and I will take your comment as a compliment :-)

Beeka said...

7abeeebty Ansam, Salamaat oo matshofeen shaar.. oo il food shakla 7adda shakla ishawwig oo naa6ene3 hehe ;)
btw mabrook 3ala el new car ya36eech khairha oo ekafeech sharha inshalla ;)

Anonymous said...

The quiche looks delicious.

Ansam said...

Thanks alla yesalmich :-)
Alla yebarik web3omrich

Did you know that I am not a big fan of quiches but just made it to see if I am good at it!!!
Thanks :-)

Jewaira said...

Salamat :) Hope you feel much better

Ansam said...

Thanks dear... I feel much better :-)

Zabo0o6a said...

awww, salamt my dear..
alf la bas 3alaij :**

Ansam said...

alla yesalmich thanks :-)

Dreamy said...

salamat 7yate hope everything went well ..

take a good care dear & mabrook for the new car~

Ansam said...

Alla yesalmich... all is well :-) Thanks... and alla yebarik fi 3omrich

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