Sunday, April 19, 2009

When momma's sick...




I feel sick. And feverish. And achy all over. I want to lie in bed and whine and moan and groan all day and have my family catering to my every need. Oh wait, I must be delirious too-like THAT is about to happen, right?

Why is is when mom is sick the whole household shuts down? Laundry piles up, the dirty dishes fill the sink and it is expected that once mom can get up and function again she can do all that PLUS the regular routine? Something as simple as pushing a button on the dishwasher or starting a wash and then drying and folding clothes should be simple-given the fact that there really isn't much to do.

Yet as I lie in bed, hubby feels he needs to be with me-if he really felt sympathy for me he'd move his butt and get some vacuuming done and wash his dirty socks that have accumulated in a pile by the shoes next to our front door. My teen son? Out with his girlfriend and his dad-knowing my ex they are probably doing something stupid. Deja is visiting grandma, but I am sure she'd help if she could-but at 7 there really isn't alot she can do on her own.

My cats have been supportive-they've been keeping me company on the bed lying across my stomach, on my arm or just next to me as I gasp for breath and reach for another Advil Cold & Sinus tablet. They seem to understand I'm sick, and are doing their best to limit their hairball puking and litterbox misses these past few days. Probably because they know I am the only one that will deal with it, lol. When they got low on food and water, I was told most nicely by one of them (acting for the bunch I am sure) when she bit me-hard-on the nose after I failed to get up to see what the repeated meowing was all about. Reminder to self, make sure self-feeder is full tonight.

I have been online a little bit, but resting mostly. Forget the fortune cookies- I can see the future, and that future involves a trip to the doctor next week with a sinus infection...and antibiotics. My teen son brought home this lovely germ to me last week, he was sick for a few days...but seems to have rebounded quite nicely. I knew he was going to give it to me when he was talking and sneezed suddenly. I thanked him and ran to the bathroom to lather my face and hands/arms with antibacterial soap. But it was not to be, because two days later I got the signs I was getting sick...that sucker became airborne and just like all the horrors I watch that involve contagious viruses, I knew I was screwed.

Going to rest now-have a great evening everyone!

4 comments:

Leslie said...

You poor thing. I knew something was amiss yesterday when you were taking that nap in the afternoon! kids rebound so fast and we get sicker than dogs!!!
Why are we the only ones that can do a load of wash or push the button on the dishwasher?
I hope you are feeling better soon.

I'll keep you in my prayers, and I am wondering if this is God's way of making sure you get some rest??

Leslie
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http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Amy W said...

I just stopped by to thank you for entering the Great Cakes Soapworks giveaway at Fiddledeedee. Sounds like you could use a little TLC. Best wishes to you!!

Laura said...

We are to be Super Moms. Nothing get us down. I am sorry to hear that you are not well. Hope you are doing a lot better and get some extra TLC, even if its from your readers :)

Lapa37 said...

Hope you feel better soon cause lord knows the house and family will not survive much longer without a mom to do it all.I feel your pain and wish you well.