Friday, December 28, 2012

Flu Blues...

Christmas flew by and left me with a present I could have done without...the flu... Thankfully, it made its appearance after most of the festivities were finished. Around 10p.m. Christmas night I felt terrible and sure enough I have had a 101 fever since then.

Thankfully, this week is a home week for the boy- and he has been taking care of me. I have his world famous cinnamon toast with tea and medicine every morning and he lets me rest all day. I know that's all I need- to rest and sweat this out.

I feel so ugly fat helpless when I'm sick! I really get pathetic and mopey and try to muster up any energy left in me for a shower. Then I take my medicine and really start to hallucinate. I think of the most random things while in bed waiting on the drowsiness to kick in... last night, I went to get some water at 2am because I have become a mouth-breather while sick and woke up with the driest throat- well, I went down stairs only to find the trip back up way too daunting and sat on the couch trying to convince myself it was only "19 short steps away back to bed"... it might as well have been the million stairs to get to the top of the arc de triomphe. serious. I ended up passing out on the couch for a few hours until I woke up with a neck ache and decided to make the journey upstairs. I kid you not, I was SO out of breath by the time I got in bed- I sounded like the 500 lb reality weight loss star on her first day at the gym. I was gasping for air like I had just sprinted to bed. Nothing like struggling up the stairs to remind you New Years and resolutions are around the corner, and the last time you stepped foot in the gym was two months ago. I blame it on the medicine.

Random Sick Musings
  • Who is playing a prank on me for me to have gotten sick on my favorite shopping day, 12/26?
  • Is my soap expired??? Why can't I smell it??
  • This would be a good time to be on X-factor and eat weird things- I can't taste anything. 
  • Where did that RANDOM cellulite pocket come from above my knee?? Can I massage it out? Shake it out? Jog it out? Ohmygoodness, it has to go before summertime. Can it? Will it? 
  • I wonder if I lost weight while sick? No, probably not. Given that my diet consists of 8 pieces of toast a day.
  • I wonder how much money we've saved just by me being home for the past 4 days
  • Is Erik Von Detten still around? 
  • Where's Bandit?
  • I wonder if I just made our Temperpedic mattress 50lb heavier by sweating so much in it
  • Why is my complexion yellow/purple when I just spray tanned before Christmas?
  • How can Ordy even look at me when I look so terrible!
  • Why didn't we use painter's tape around the edges of our ceiling?
  • Why is sick time the one time I am on Pinterest... to remind me everyone dresses better, lives in a huge amazing house, making awesome recipes with tangerine sorbet in champagne glasses while I am sick in bed with purple chapped lips and a new cellulite pocket above my knee. 


  1. This was as funny as it was sad. Feel better! I haven't had a fever, but I have been throwing up for the past 3 months, even with anti-nausea meds. Being/feeling sick is the absolute worst. I feel your pain. Sounds like the flu virus is worse this year than it has been most years. Hope it starts waning soon for you. Hang in there!

  2. Love it! Hope your feeling better! Keep the posts coming!