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  • I'm sick. I caught a cold or something. Yesterday I decided to escape the symptoms as much as possible through over the counter products. I got all doped up and took a nap to the mind numbing sounds of daytime TV. I awoke a few hours later and made something for lunch. I cannot even say what it was because I was still in a fog. I ate and was putting the TV tray away when my oldest dog, Chy, decided to get in the way. I began to explain to her that I was not fully in charge of my faculties at the moment and she needed to stay out of the way. I then realized that she didn't know what "faculties" meant so I began to explain that. Yes. Really. She sat through the whole thing with a semi-confused look on her face. I'm sure the seriousness of my expression combined with the softness of my voice was too much for her to interpret. She was patiently waiting for a word or three that matched something in her vocabulary. We played soon after with her favorite squeaky toy. Squeaks are much easier to understand. After that she curled up against my chest and we napped again.

    No, I don't wonder if I explained "faculties" well enough for her to add it to her vocabulary. In that fog, I'm sure it all made sense and was quite rational. Out of that fog it is fairly funny. There have been other fogs in my life. Everything seemed sensible and rational but in retrospect, not so much. Sometimes comedic. Sometimes not.
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