Thursday, November 12, 2009
Whew! What a crazy week! Today is the first day I can honestly say that I feel more like myself in 5 days...and the house is back into it's normal routine after a full week. The kids are all back to school/daycare and hubby is back to work as well. Fever in a family today basically means that, if you have a brain and some consideration to others, you quarentine your whole family to keep the fever contained and not spread those germs to others. So that is what we did. 2 out of the 5 of us had a fever...now it is gone. We all have coughs going on, but all in all, we are back in action.
I had a status up the other day that I was 95% sure that I had the swine flu. I can say that because my niece (who goes to daycare with my youngest) was confirmed to have it. We all had the same exact symptoms too...101 fever, weak, a cough...all of which would come & go when ibuprofen was administered. Oh well...what are ya gonna do. So many people have had the fever/cough combo, I wouldn't be surprised at all if swine flu was invading the 'burbs without a mention of it in the media at all. Even with the regular seasonal flu, you have to monitor your situation. Thousands of people land in the hospital from seasonal flu too. The best advice from my pediatrician was this: keep an eye on the temperature and the breathing...anything high or labored, get it checked out ASAP. So that is that.
So now, I have a residual cough and runny nose. No running in my world this week at all. Another week off will just make things heal up completely. Oh, did I mention I pulled my back out...yes, I think I did in my last blog...well, anyway, that is healing up nicely. The rest and Tylenol every 4 hours for the "flu" helped me rest it away. I just have a little stiffness. I'm so happy I did not pinch a nerve. I'll take a muscle strain any day over a pinched nerve.
OHHHH...and hubby...well, he became superman on Mon & Tues when I was sick...all the laundry was done, food shopping, kids tended to while I was sick in bed. He was a good sport on Tues, because he was just about to go to work when I called, very pathetically, from the bathroom that I needed him. He just took of his tie and sent an email to his coworker his plans for the day.
Thanks to everyone who came by with well wishes...I'll be popping by soon to say hey. I hope all is well with everyone in the meantime!
Well...I'm off to Lysol the house while the place is empty and then run off to work. Ciao!!
PS at 5:50pm
Scratch that....my middle guy was sent home from school AGAIN and my youngest has 100 and is on the couch while hubby is now complaining "my glands are big and sore, right??" OMG!!!!!! Just when I thought it was all safe and sound to go back in the water!!!!!
Nevermind....but now, SUPERMOM is on duty...here comes the chicken soup people! OPEN WIDE!!
Monday, November 09, 2009
Ever had a cough so bad you wet your pants?
Well, trust me, they exist.
So all day yesterday, I felt the sore throat building and the chest pressure increase, so while waiting for my hubby to get home from his shooting excursion with his dad, I rested as best as I could. My kids are awesome...one was sick up in my bed resting, watching tv and sleeping, and the others were napping and hanging around playing Wii. I made it thru dinner and 5:30, hubby walked in the door.
Did he ask me how my weekend was? No, not really. He jumped right into his.
Did I mention to him that I had a crappy one? Yes, when he called at 3pm to tell me they were running late, I kinda mentioned it.
Did I get that hug I wanted? No, not really.
Did he get defensive and say how he really couldn't help me anyway because he was away? Yes.
Did he throw it in my face today about how I gave him attitude that he was going away & I was stuck with the kids? Yes, he did
Did I give attitude? No, I was encouraging
Did I throw that right back at him today? Yes, I did.
Did it shut him up? Yes, it did.
We rarely fight...and yes, has he gone away before and have I given him attitude? hell yeah...but I made a point this time around NOT TO. A conscious effort on my part completely. As our relationship grows on, I realize that we are two people who need to be individuals as well as a couple. I can have friends and go out, and so can he. We are together all the time, best friends, but really, without new experiences, what are we going to talk about if we don't live life to the fullest? I have openly encouraged him to spread his wings and hang with the guys, because #1 all our best friends are far away and #2 he his so like his hermit-like mother it is scary...and he knows it.
Anyway...I was down for the count today and now Mucinex is my best friend (hahahaha). A gilrlfriend of mine just got a piano and we made a barter deal for me to teach her kids to play...and I KNEW I had my old notes from my lessons 30 years ago and I went on an escapade to find them....DUMB MOVE.
Under our upstair eaves, there is a closet that is really deep and has tons of room and shelves...in there was a box from the past. I took that box and sort of cleaned up some stuff. Didn't find that steno pad, BUT I did happen to pulled something in my lower back. I couldn't stand up straight...my pelvis right now doesn't want to tilt forward.
This stinks so bad. I haven't had back pain in 20 years...and before it was from being too heavy! I'm walking like an 80 year old that needs both her hips replaced! Aaargh!!! Add the stupid cough that makes me wet myself and I'm a pretty frickin' picture, I tell ya! Where are my Depends? See? Now I'm senile too! Hey..if I don't laugh, I'm gonna cry.
So I'm taking this as a sign from God. Rest, woman...just rest.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
It's not really a "b" blog...well...maybe, I'm not _itchy, I'm bummed.
Hubby's away for the weekend to go shooting in some remote part of upstate NY with his dad...he needs to do stuff like that more often, so I am totally cool with that. I planned to have a Mom's night IN with some girlfriends...at 9pm when the kids are upstairs in bed. So many of us are in desperate need of a vent session, so this was the perfect opportunity.
Well....until yesterday at 3pm...the elementary school called to tell me to pick up my middle guy...101 fever and a sore throat. CRAP! bad omen right there. The fever goes away with ibuprofen every time, so I figured a good nights sleep was in order.
Good night's sleep, woke up sort of fine...we all went to the office (I work in my dad's home office - easy to bring the kids in a pinch)....then we went to the store...he had a PITA fit about something - should have been a sign. We got home..he went upstairs and when I went upstairs, I found him passed out in my bed, fast asleep.
In the meantime, an idiot parent who couldn't sell her popcorn (she didn't even try) called and told me on my machine that the "Show & Sell" time was not good for her. This thing is FOR HER and her son...so now I have to move the time earlier. Thank god that it was doable...so after 5 phonecalls and 6 emails later, I still have idiot parents calling me asking me questions I have no idea to answer....thus making me the idiot. Well, this idiot (me)sent out some more email (which the others could have done as well) in hopes of finding some answer to their idiot questions...but I digress...
2 hours later, Goldilocks wakes up - HOT...101 again. CRAP! Now, I don't feel comfortable bringing everyone in, even tho the kids will be upstairs..the germies are still here and everyone has little babies. So I canceled. We are all bummed...big time
So my plans of getting tipsy with the girls is out...the kids had Happy Meals, and I'm having some hot wings I was planning on eating later tonight. I guess it's better than a McDonald's whatever and the heavy cals found there. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise.
I ordered a Nonfat sugarfree Mccafe latte - 2 thumbs up here - and that perked my spirits up a bit. My wings will be yummy, and now I am going to put on my pjs, and later I will break out my favorite period piece movies (Pride & Prejudice and Jane Eyre) and have a solo night in.
Tomorrow is a new day...with a Cub Scout popcorn sale at the local grocery store from 10 to 12...and my brother and father will be taking my eldest to mandatory mass for reconciliation at our church & then dropping him off at the grocery store where I will be with the 2 sick one in tow. joy.
When my husband gets home in time for the Giant game...I'm leaving the house and going for a much deserved outdoor walk. I heard the weather is going to be lovely tomorrow....I'd better take advantage while I can.
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