sick days

Author: angiem, 10 15th, 2009



One of the best things about homeschooling is that we can have as many sick days as we want, and nobody is owed an explanation.  Hubby had been plagued with a bad cough and runny nose since Monday, and the rest of us had tried to keep our distance so we wouldn’t catch his bug.  The big thing this year is that H1N1 thing.  I am sure you’ve all heard.  Not sure if it’s a real threat yet, or just propaganda.  I have a tendency to be skeptical.  I am also a big believer in conspiracy theories, but that’s another post for another day.  Either way, I do not want it around me.

the best bed in the world... mine!

the best bed in the world... mine!

This morning though, I woke myself up sneezing.  Usually this happens if I fall asleep with my hair wet, but this time I couldn’t blame that.  I had patiently dried it thoroughly, and turned up the heat before I dived under goose down covers for the night.  Okay, so I know the majority of the old wives’ tales out there are just that, yet I personally can’t help but believe a few.

Soon after, my daughter woke up in a cranky mood.  Although I usually attribute that to her being a female, and just a tiny bit dramatic, this time her little nose was runny and her baby cheeks were flushed.  Poor baby had a horribly restless night.

crepes with nutela, toasted almonds, powdered sugar, and whipped cream.

crepes with nutela, toasted almonds, powdered sugar, and whipped cream.

After very little consideration, I decided that today we’ll pamper our little bodies by eating our favorite foods while in bed, and our minds by reading for pleasure all day long.  Outside, the chilly wind has died, and while it hasn’t rained, there’s an autumn mist in the air.

a bit crowded I know

a bit crowded I know

There’s a stack of books by my bedside that I can’t wait to devour.  Let the dishes and the laundry pile up. Tomorrow is another day.  Now let’s see… which of these should I start reading first?

Hmm... which will it be?

Hmm... which will it be?


14 Responses to “sick days”

  1. Carrie Says:

    Homeschooling…I’m so impressed. We’ve had a slew of sick days as well. One “nice” thing about them is it tends to slow life down.

  2. Jena Says:

    Should I feel sorry for you or envy you? I can’t decide. I say read the heretic’s daughter. I just finished it and really enjoyed it.

  3. nelly Says:

    A sugestion ?!…devour the crapes at first…and than start with the 1st book…and don’t forget about my favorite thing…a savory cup of tea!!!
    I hope you’ll get rid of the bug…and enjoy the rest of the day!

  4. Ava Says:

    Hi Angie,
    A mutual friend told me about your blog. She said that I’d love it and she was right. I hope you and your little ones feel better soon. :)

  5. Susan Mills Says:

    I hope you enjoyed your reading day and that you feel better soon.

  6. Karen@SurvivingMotherhood Says:

    What an absolutely adorable picture of your sleeping girl! So sorry she isn’t feeling well (and you, too!) but isn’t there something particularly precious about our children when they are a little under the weather?
    Somehow, their clingy-ness is cuter. *grin*

    And, will you come over to my house and fix me crepes with powdered sugar and whipped cream? That looks sooooo yummy!

  7. Ruth Says:

    Get better! But this article is so sweet, it must be great to be sick at Angie’s house! Bella looks like a little angel.

  8. angiem Says:

    Carrie, thanks. It sure does, doesn’t it? Every moment is stretched.

    Jena, maybe a little of both?

    Nelly, I did, but I had coffee instead of tea.

  9. angiem Says:

    Ava, thanks for stopping by. Visit again, we talk about all sorts of things.

    Susan, thanks for your wishes. I’ve been reading all day and hubby made the best chicken soup, garlic mashed potatoes and grilled salmon. Yumm!

    Karen, thank you, she is my little angel. And I’ll certainly go over, if only you lived down the street!

    Ruth, I like sick days, it’s sick nights I mind.

  10. audrey Says:


    your post is dreamily perfect! i love it. hope you all are feeling good again real soon. that’s the thing right? our bodies tell we need a wee break, and then we have time to indulge in some other goodies like delicious comfort food, ooo which book to read, diving in beneath comfy comforters…

    do feel well soon, & enjoy your ‘time off.’

    and of course, that picture of your little one is incredibly sweet!

    sending hugs for the weekend…

  11. Stephanie Faris Says:

    Hmmmm…. I haven’t read any of those so I say go with your instincts. My mom always told me that about going to bed with my hair wet too…I think it’s because it lowers your resistance and makes you more susceptible to germs…but how many germs do we really encounter in our own bed?

  12. Miss Cavendish Says:

    Sorry about the sicknesses; on a brighter note, I can’t wait to hear about–or even see–the yellow shoes! Are they well made, etc?

  13. Mary-Laure Says:

    Do you home school your kids? That is SO GREAT, that’s what I would do if I had kids…

    And whipped cream - love it.

  14. angiem Says:

    Audrey, thanks and hugs right back to you. :)

    Stephanie, I’ve never thought of that! All the germs in our own beds certainly belong to us, so they shouldn’t really hurt us, should they?

    Miss C. the shoes hurt! I’m giving them another chance later, as I wasn’t feeling my best, tottering in them.

    Mary-Laure, I do homeschool. It’s challenging, but also tons of fun, and my son gets the kind of education I think he needs.

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