Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Flu Stinks, but . . . My Mom ROCKS

Okay, by now, most of you know that I’ve been taken down by the nasty FLU!!! I was hoping that I would feel much better today, but . . . no such luck! The only thing I will say is that I haven’t been as nauseous today as I was yesterday. Still running a high fever, have the chills, my throat is KILLING me, my ears hurt, my head still feels like it weighs 50 pounds, etc. Now, I have this nagging, dry/hacking cough, which hurts REALLY bad, by the way!

I slept some last night, but not well. I did sleep on and off today, but I wouldn’t consider it good rest. I watched Blue Streak earlier on VHS - - - talk about old school! My DVD player in the bedroom has kicked the bucket & I don’t have cable anymore, so it was a VHS or nothing at all.

I’m starving because I haven’t had anything to eat since lunch yesterday. And, I don’t know that it was what I would consider a wholesome lunch. It was tomato soup – so, basically I just had a drink for lunch yesterday. I called my mom and left a voice mail for her to call me. She called when she got off at 3:30. It’s freezing cold here & has been pouring down rain ALL day! I asked her if she would mind running to the store to pick up a few things for me & bring them to me. I live about 20 minutes away + the weather was/is yucky, so I wouldn’t have blamed her for saying she couldn’t do it. But, she said she would. So, she took down my list, went to the store and stocked me up on feel better stuff (ginger ale, bread for toast, chicken noodle soup, popsicles, etc.). The best part – she didn’t want any money from me, even though I told her I would put some under the doormat. So . . . mom . . . THANKS SO MUCH for looking after me, even if I am almost 32 years old! YOU ROCK!!!!

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I made some toast earlier, which was so yummy! It’s sad when you get excited about toast. I made some hot tea because my throat is killing me, but I just couldn’t choke it down. I think hot tea is disgusting, but was willing to try anything to soothe my throat. Any suggestions??????? 

I’m so mad that I’m sick, for the obvious reason, but also because I missed Home Group last night, a jewelry party tonight, and will miss the Survivor dinner tomorrow night for our Relay for Life. And, if that’s not bad enough, I’ll miss seeing & spending time with my nephew this weekend, too. DANG IT!!! I can only hope that this is the short-version flu and not the 7-10 day flu, so that I can at least see Bubby and make it to church on Sunday. But, I’m not counting on it. And, I know that I don’t need to overdo myself. Sometimes I think getting sick is God’s way of saying . . . “Hey Jennifer, you ever thought about slowing down and taking care of YOU?”

Wish me luck!!! And, say a prayer that I get over this stuff quickly!

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1 comment:

alisonwonderland said...

take care of yourself, and get better soon!

i like hot apple cider when my throat hurts. TheraFlu Sore Throat is good too (if you want some medication with your hot drink).