sick of sick days

Author: angiem, 10 18th, 2009

We’ve been quarantined in the house since about Thursday, each of us in various stages of this head cold/flu thing.  It’s a good thing the house is large and there are plenty of rooms to run through and hide in for the kids.  Hubby, who’s finally gotten better has been on endless missions to get cupcakes and milk, chocolates and fresh fruit.

With the exception of going to a reading given by Nicholas Kristof on Friday evening, I’ve stayed in.  That was an amazing experience, yet sadly I was too drugged up on Sudafed to carry an intelligent conversation with anyone, or remember much of what was said by others.  His book, Half the Sky, that he has co-authored with his wife, is an astounding read into the plight of women worldwide.  You can read about it on my friend’s blog:#mce_temp_url#.  Ligia, herself, is dedicated in bringing awareness and empowerment not just to the women of her native Costa Rica, but also to all she comes in contact with on her many travels and speeches in South America, North America, and Europe.

But back to me.  The only thing I’ve accomplished other than lounging around and moving from the bed to the family room couch, book in hand, was eating exorbitant amounts of sugary foods.  For the moment at least, I like to pretend the scale does not exist.  I try to avoid the bathroom it resides in for fear of it gravitationally pulling me toward it, and then having no other choice, climbing on it and watching the dreaded digital numbers go higher than they’ve been in a very long while.

After everyone’s asleep, I plan to go and clean out the fridge and the pantry.  No more overindulgent wallowing.  Tomorrow is back to eating right, exercising, and homeschooling… even if we don’t leave the house for more than a short walk in the woods.


12 Responses to “sick of sick days”

  1. Ava Says:

    Aww, poor you! I hate being sick!

  2. Susan Mills Says:

    I hope you all feel better soon. That is so miserable. And there is nothing wrong with a little sugar when you are under the weather.

  3. Jena Says:

    A walk sounds like a good plan. Just don’t overtire yourself or the kids. Hugs to you all!

  4. audrey Says:

    yup, thankfully sick days tend to last for just a while. it’s good to spoil yourselves. now maybe too the body is saying… ‘ok, i’m ready to get back on the road.’ slow and easy…

    hope those cup cakes were goood;)

  5. Jessica Says:

    Ewww, I’m sorry you’ve all been sick. I hope you got some work done today.

    That book sounds wonderful! I’m so thankful I live in America.

  6. Stephanie Faris Says:

    So far this flu season hasn’t gotten me yet. I got the flu shot but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. I’m glad you guys are coming out of it.

  7. Vicki Archer Says:

    I hope you feel better very soon Angie…xv

  8. Susu Paris Chic Says:

    Oh, I hope you are starting to feel better. There’s a time to indulge in sweetness, and then there’s another, when you move on. Sounds like moving on is pressing gently on and that you are ready to hop on slowly… Being sick is never fun. But I suppose we need it. Life is like that, full of all kinds of colors. Wishing you the gentle healing touch and sweet days walking out in the beautiful woods!

  9. Ruth Says:

    Hope you all get well and stay well! Half the Sky is on my to read list, too.

  10. Michelle Miller/the true book addict Says:

    Hope you all are feeling better. I’m the only one who hasn’t been sick in our household…knock on wood!

  11. angiem Says:

    Thanks everyone! We’re well, with the exception of a lingering cough which stubbornly persists on waking us up at night.

  12. Karen@SurvivingMotherhood Says:

    Yeah, sick days stink. I agree.
    But I’m glad to read that you’re all well again - except for that cough. *sigh*
    And now my son is weepy and needs to go to bed, so I need to get off the computer and say good night…
    Wanted to thank you for your comments and encouraging words on my blog. You are so kind. *grin*

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