Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The walking dead

That's me. A walking dead woman.

I thought last week's post would be my last one about being sick and all woe is me, but alas, I was wrong. Horribly wrong. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, another round of flu got us. This time, it was a "version of the flu" flu. The respiratory kind. It hit Big Tall Hubby first and I was trying to avoid him like the plague. I even slept on the couch. My efforts were for naught. I got it, and dare I say it was worse for me? Can I say that? Sorry Big Tall Honey, it was. He took off work (! I know! He never takes off! That's how bad it was!) and slept for about three days. As you know, I did not take off work, I worked in between rounds of Tylenol, antibiotics (I got double ear infections too!), three trips to the doctor, and sick kids. I tried really hard to nap, if you consider closing your eyes for 13 minutes of Sesame Street a nap. Let me just say, my body is still aching from this one. Going up the stairs feels like I did 50 squats at the gym, my booty muscles hurt that bad! It gives "ache all over" whole new meaning to me.

Anyway, I can hear out of one of my ears, I can swallow without my eyes tearing up and breathe through my nose so I am feeling like I am on the road to recovery. I am hoping and praying that this is the last sickness we see for a while. It has been almost a month since we had our first bout with stomach flu, can you believe it, a month?! Someone in my house has been sick every single day. (My poor baby has a runny nose now but I am going to pretend it is because he is getting teeth, I refuse to think it might be because he is sick!) It makes me so sad, because spring has been happening while we are all moaning and groaning on the couch!
Our cherry tree, I only saw the flowers one day, then I was pretty much confined to the couch.
Thankfully, I think the kids are almost all better. They are still really tired all the time and not eating well but we'll get there I suppose.
It was in the 80's last week! I was freezing due to my fever but it was nice and warm and I was outside in my sweatpants and coat (yes, I looked like a loon) while my kids were playing in shorts, sweating and eating popsicles. (We had those left from our earlier flu! Bonus!)

Parker made me a picture of "spring" since I have been sadly missing it. (I've obviously been complaining about it!) See him feeding the birds, the sun, the flowers, my sunglasses....
I actually always wear sunglasses, the older I get, the more sensitive my eyes are. I think I am slowly turning into a vampire without the whole bloodthirsty part.

I really hope we are on the mend. I am basically just wandering around my house, not sure where to begin... laundry, grocery shop, clean*, garden, blah! It's crazy. I am working on a master to do list so my mind will stop racing and I can get down to business. I am looking forward to catching up with everyone.

*I actually had to clean house for showings during this craziness, I know, terrible, we should have said "no" to the showings but we didn't. So my house is not too bad messy. Well, there might be some random things pushed under beds and in closets, but we won't talk about those!


Kerri said...

You poor girl! A month?! Enough is enough with that sickness! Saying a prayer for all of you....spring is here and all things are new (and better!) again!
Hang in there!

Kristin said...

Hoping the warmer spring air helps everyone feel better.

Beloved's Bride said...

I sure hope you start to feel better quickly!

Sweet little art picture!