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The Plague.

“I’m just one stomach flu away from my ideal weight.”

-Emily in The Devil Wears Prada

Recently, I spoke on the Ten Plagues. This week, I’ve experienced what certainly would have been number 11.

And you know, I’m keenly aware that you don’t want to spend precious minutes surfing the web at work only to read about someone’s brush with death…but I can’t help talking about it. It’s the elephant in the room. The monster under the bed who keeps growling and pawing at the mattress. It must be said:

I have been felled by The Stomach Flu.

I hate any sickness…but the stomach flu? Is a bad, bad guy. It’s wretched and wrong and this one has added several foods to my “Will Never Eat Again” list. Also, it’s sucked all the writing inspiration right out of me.

On the flipside: I lost five pounds!

Til Friday,


March 26, 2008 - 6:48 am

Jessica Carpenter - 1.) Smell of Easter post rocked! rocked I say! (cried)
2.) You are a funny lady… and this post made me laugh.
Conclusion: I never stinking know if Im going to end up laughing or crying when I read your blog. Good stuff. Quality.

March 26, 2008 - 3:33 pm

bolovesjoe - Thanks, Jess. As you know, it’s my mission in life to make people laugh and cry – and hopefully laugh again because who wants to end up crying? Much love!

March 28, 2008 - 4:10 am

helenw13 - Sorry about the stomach crud…no fun at all…even if you do end a bit leaner…not that you need it…my goodness!

I like your new look…blog themes are the cheapest way to decorate aren’t they?!

Cool idea about the great dates!


March 28, 2008 - 4:48 pm

bolovesjoe - Thanks, Helen. This has been the Spring Break of snow and Theraflu. I feel bad for my kids, but I think I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

The dates are for a message I’m doing this weekend at our church and I had lots of fun making it. I’m not a hiker, but I was reminded of you and your waterfall-hiking goal. You should definitely check out the Central Oregon scenery!

March 29, 2008 - 8:16 am

cass - oh Bo,
i hope you are feeling 100% better!!
i won’t be in town this weekend to hear you speak, but i will be praying for you and can’t wait to get the CD when i return…

oh and even though i am single thanks for all the date ideas… i’m sure i will enjoy them with Jesus… or my amazing girl-friends… make sure and keep the list on here for future reference!!!

March 30, 2008 - 11:03 pm

Taylor - Hey Bo! I am sorry to hear you were sick, but it seems as if it is going around cause that’s how I spent my break too 🙁 No fun!
See you tomorrow back and early!

April 1, 2008 - 2:19 am

bolovesjoe - Taylor – I’m sorry YOU were sick on your one and only spring break. I hope you’re feeling better!

June 13, 2008 - 7:47 am

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