Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How The Self Righteous Fall

Oh, how the self righteous fall! Usually a painful crash landing back to the realms of reality.

That is me right now.

All fall and winter, I have been HEALTHY. Gasp! For most of my childhood, I had a cold or pneumonia, it was half dozen of one, six of the other. As an adult, I seemed to outgrow that constant illness....until that is, the kids went back to school and brought home every bug they could.

I could expect a cold or two, usually something that required nyquil and a stack of pillows so I could sleep at night without too much coughing. BTW, after 17 years of sleeping next to me, my darling husband wishes me to the couch when I get sick. I agree wholeheartedly. I'd wish myself to the couch too, but wishing doesn't actually have the strength to move and at 3 in the morning, I'm in no condition to get up.

But this year, I've been virtually germ free! Even working in the doctor's office hasn't gotten me. I've felt an immense amount of pride with this accomplishment.

Of course, it all has to end. You can't have kids in school and work at a doctor's office without getting sick sometime. I started feeling a tickle at the back of my throat six days ago. I've had a day or two that I thought I was better, only to wake up feeling so much worse.

Today, though, I feel like I am on the mend. For reals. I didn't break anything in my fall back to real life, my nose is only this side of bright red, my voice is fading in more than it is out, and if I could breath just a bit deeper, I'd have been on my Wii this morning.

I can't wait to feel well all the way! To be able to smell things again will be a joy.

Or not. I heard some rumblings from the kitchen that one of the dogs has a very "dog" smell. If I could smell again, I'd have to figure out which one needs a bath and which crate needs a wash.

I'll stay sick a little longer, thank you very much!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I am sorry you are sick! I have been thinking of you and wondering what you were up to!