Thursday, November 13, 2008

It's Official


I'm sick. Full blown. Chills. Aches. Runny nose. Congestion. Scratchy throat. You name it. I've got it. All except for a fever, which I swore I had as well because of how awful I feel. However, no fever. I guess that's good. Although I don't know that I could feel much worse. So, despite my best efforts in halting the enemy, it won and has taken over.

I was tossing and turning and sniffling and clearly my terribly scratchy throat until 2 am last night when I decided to give up and get up. I went downstairs, turned on the fire, had a bowl of cereal and curled up on the couch. Next thing I know it's 5:15 a.m. and I'm still on the couch. So, I make my way back upstairs, feeling worse than before, and knowing that I've only got another two hours max before the kids are up. Thankfully, they slept until 8 am but I was up an hour before because Gene was getting ready for work. I so badly wanted to ask him to stay home so that he could take care of the kids today, but I didn't.

So, I got up and was never so happy to see that it was raining outside. Thankfully, this means I have a built in excuse as to why we can't go outside to play today. Nice. I really don't think I could've handled much more than I've got going on today... which is not much of anything. I mustered up enough energy to make oatmeal this morning and I had two big bowls. I've drank two cups of tea with honey and taken my vitamins, Nasonex, and am hoping this bug is as short lived for me as it was for EJ.

The kids have been so good today. Usually, they are itching for things to do and I'm constantly involved in puzzles, games, playdough, etc. Today, they've watch a lot more TV than I usually allow, but it's the best I can do. I usually take colds in stride and they don't get me down much but this one is a douzy.

Here's hoping my long list of cold remedies will do the trick.

4 comments:

AET said...
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AET said...

Poor thing-I hope you feel better asap. It's so hard to be mommy when you're sick. I went old school tonight and broke out the Vicks Vapor Rub for Jack.

Angela (pixiedust) said...

Glad you are feeling better!!! I love your blog!! And, where did you get that cute font in your header!? I love the name of your blog- so cute and creative!

Therese said...

Hi Tracy - I found your blog!!! Hope you´re feeling better...