I’ve been out sick since last Thursday. I came home Wednesday night and had been feeling it for most of the day … that familiar tingle in the back of my throat. My tonsils were already swollen and I had a low-grade fever.
Ah, the cold season begins!
So I made a huge pot of soup and made sure there were enough “things that I know I like” to eat. That sounds weird to some people, but I know that when I get sick, I can’t taste worth shit. I’d rather stick to foods that I know for certain that I like — though nowadays I have to stay off spicy foods when sick. (damned stomach turned on me … it’s a conspiracy I tell ya!)
By Thursday morning I was so hoarse that Jessie said I “sound like a frog.” :???: Hrm. Thanks a lot, munchkin.
So anyways … My boss is a really cool guy. We are allowed to work from home when needed, and I did precisely that. Jessie stayed out with me Friday, as she was sitting out a class field trip. (long story, don’t ask)
At one point, she walks up to my desk and peers over my pile of used Kleenex’s, discarded cough drop wrappers, and work-related papers and says to me, “You’re so lucky! You have a whole four day weekend!”
I reminded her that I was working, and this wasn’t exactly a ‘holiday’ for me. She counters with, “Yeah, but you get to spend it at home with me, and we’re going to have so much FUN!”
I said, “I hate to burst your bubble sweetie, but this isn’t exactly fun to me. I hate being sick. I feel awful, I’m miserable, and as soon as your father gets home, I’m going to bed.”
She says, “Yeah, but moms aren’t allowed to get sick; and without you, Daddy and I would starve!”
LOL! Newsflash of the century there. You can’t beat this kid’s logic. She’s a smart cookie … and I’m still hating every damned minute of this stupid freakin’ cold.
Oh well. On the upside, I’ve had a good bit of time to update my newest hobby site while waiting on my new laptop to be delivered. I bought a new external harddrive and now have everything backed up to go on the new machine once it’s delivered …
…and God help UPS if they screw this one up!!!!