I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired (and having kids who are too)
Let's sum up this week since I got sick on Monday, noon-thrity-ish
(yes, it came on that suddenly)
Times I've left the house: 2
Total amount of time gone: 3 1/2 hours
Times showered: 1
Lounge outfits worn: 5 (I keep thinking that the ones from yesterday have germs on them and I might reinfect myself -- I guess this logic doesn't pertain to the germs living on my body that I have not washed off. . .)
Days Harrison went to school: 1
Nights I've been in bed by 8 PM: 2
Mornings I've stayed in bed past 8 AM: 5
Times I had to call Kaiser to try to get appointments: 3
Key word: TRY -- apparently Kaiser not only forbids patients from directly calling the Dr's office and making an appt., they also decide for you on the phone whether or not you're really sick enough to warrant an office visit. (Maybe when I feel better I'll be grateful they saved me two co-pays plus a prescription or two, but I kind of like the "You've suffered for 5 days? By all means, let's get you on an antibiotic" approach.)
Times I took 2 tsp. of Nyquil instead of 2 tbsp. and lay there wondering why I wasn't sleepy and why my fever wasn't breaking: 1
Really fun birthday parties thrown in my honor: 1 (more on that later)
Time I've asked Harrison to stop terrorizing Elizabeth: Whatever at least once every 5 minutes times 5 days is
Hours we've watched TV/Movies: Way too many to count, it's really quite sad
Highest Temperatures: Harrison 104.4, Me: 103.7, Elizabeth: 101.7 (or was it 102.7? That was Sunday and it's all becoming a blur)
Things I've checked off my huge to do list (that's in my head) for New Beginning's that is in 5 days: 0
Real meals I've prepared for my poor family: 0
Pounds lost due to having NO appetite (that's when I REALLY know I'm sick): 3
I guess there are some perks.
Cutest things Harrison said about sickness:
-"Mommy, you can't go to your party, you'll get all your friends sick." (Hopefully not true - I prayed for a miracle). "Remember to cover your mouth if you cough. . . a few minutes later. . . Mommy, don't forget all the things I told you and be nice to your friends."
-In a prayer: "Please bless Mommy to get feeling better and please bless me to be able to take care of everyone in my family."
Sorry for the pity party.
Arg, why won't Blogger put the spaces in my post???