Wake me up when October ends? It’s been a tough past few weeks. The flu bug hit our home and our offices, leaving me unspared. My Grandma got mild pneumonia, my son got acute bronchitis, and various members of the family had cough, colds, fever and the overall bad mood that comes with being sick. DUDE. October was off to a terrible start.
Just one of the things that helped with the sickness.
Wake me up when October ends, please?
I learned that one of the hardest things about being a Mom is taking care of your sick child while you yourself are sick. I’m thankful that Timmy’s a lot better now, but since I hardly got any rest while caring for him (PLUS I was going to work), I’ve still got aches and pains, plus a little cough and colds. I wish this would just go away, but I know I’m not doing my body any favors by not staying in bed.
Nonetheless, we have to look at the bright side right? The past week saw me and Timmy spending a whole lot of (sick) time together. I’m thankful my family has also been there to watch him while I worked. Relationships and patience really get tested when everyone at home is sick! It’s crazy.
Comfort food for me and Timmy: Cereal and milk, plus lots of fluids
To add insult to injury, I went on fieldwork last week and ended up with two arms full of insect bites. Again, wake me up when October ends, please?
There’s been something I’ve been meaning to do once I’m all over these sniffles. I plan to cut my hair short to get rid of all these negative vibes. Now the challenge is finding time to do that, plus making it to the salon without sneezing. We don’t want to end up with bloody ears and a jagged haircut, do we?
So yup, there’s been quite a big bug going around. I still feel a little cold and just want to snuggle up in bed while wrapped up in my blanket burrito-style. What an October, really. What an October.
The good things about getting sick while at home: I was able to organize Timmy’s bookshelf and our study area. I was able to get more sleep. I was able to work from home on some days. I was able to take care of Timmy myself on the days I was home. It’s just annoying that I HAD to be sick to be able to have done all that.
How’s your health? Were you hit by the bug also? Stay safe, everyone. Be well. Drink lots of water, lots of vitamin C and sleep a lot!