Sunday, February 22, 2009

Not a pandemic, just a bother.

Evidence that I'm feeling under the weather:

  • There's a beverage bar at my side: a cup of coffee, a half-full can of Fresca, and a just- started bottle of water.
  • I have two boxes of tissue within reach: one plain, one with lotion.
  • It's 2:00 on a weekend afternoon and I haven't logged onto Plurk yet. No energy.
  • The floor is a mess with stuffing from the footstool cushion (rascally rabbit), and I don't care.
  • One hearing aid is out because the ear is so fluid-filled it hurts.
  • I'm curled up on the couch next to a vaporizer, and I actually watched a cooking show. Now I know some new tricks for cracking and separating eggs: if and when I get the energy to cook or bake.
  • I haven't opened my schoolbag to take out the spelling tests or other goodies I have in it. If I rest enough today, maybe tomorrow.
  • It's snowing heavily outside, and I don't really care. As long as I don't have to go out, all is well.
Evidence that Husband is a tolerant soul in the face of illness:
  • He cleaned the rascally rabbit's litter box - without being asked.
  • He brought out the perfect blanket so I could make myself at home on the couch.
  • He bought me a box of tissue with lotion. He hates tissue with lotion. This is purely for me.
  • He carried all the laundry baskets down to the basement. He knows he'll probably have to carry them back upstairs. With my complete lack of energy, folding is as far as I'll go.
  • He is willing to go to a hockey game with Amigo and leave me home. It's Teddy Bear Toss time, and they'll have a blast, but it is more fun with all three of us. I'm sure they'll come home with stories for me -- if I'm awake, that is.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous beth - total mom haircut said...

Wishing you a speedy road to recovery. It seems like everyone is getting sick these days, and we certainly had it here as well. Sounds like you have all of the necessities though, and a Hubs who treats a sick lady quite well:)

2/22/2009 9:37 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Wow another victim of the fluky changing weather.

Thankfully you have help and they are helpful. Hopefully he'll bring up the laundry while it's still warm.

At least you get a few hours of quiet house and the remote to yourself.

2/22/2009 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

You have been awarded the Lemonade Award by me on my site! Why the lemonade award? It is given as appreciation for those people who have shown a great attitude or gratitude this week no matter what the circumstances happen to be. (Or you made me laugh or nod my head in agreement!)

I adore you. I have since I first discovered you when you commented on my blog and have crushed on you ever since. You deserve to be recognized!

2/22/2009 5:36 PM  
Blogger CaJoh said...

Sure hope your feeling better soon. I think everybody's been getting sick these days. I feel your pain— my desk now has a bottle of Gatorade, a liter of Coke, a cup of coffee and a cup of soup all of which I drink throughout the day just to stay hydrated.

2/23/2009 11:11 AM  

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