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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sick Day

Yesterday was my first official sick day since I started full-time at my job. I woke up early Tuesday morning with the stomach flu...again. Yep. Again. Two weeks ago, I contracted some kind of gnarly stomach virus that lasted for about 5 days, and landed me in the ER at one point because I got so dehydrated. It was awful. The worst stomach virus I have ever experienced in my life...hands down. So, I couldn't believe it when I woke up yesterday with the same symptoms!

I HATED that I had to call in! I even attempted to get up and take a shower, but about half through my shower, I knew I was doomed and that there was no way my body was going to let me get more than a few feet away from a toilet. So, I succumbed. I sent my boss a text message, woke my husband to get ready for work, made arrangements for Emma to get as far away from as possible for the day (thank you, Aunt Gaila!), and then I forced myself to lay back down. I was going to be sick whether I liked it or not. Grr.

I'm pretty sure the small child within me was kicking and screaming at that point, because I loathe being sick. I LOATHE it. Ain't nobody got time for that, girl. Seriously. Forcing myself to lay around and actually take care of MYSELF is like pulling teeth. That's probably why I ended up dehydrated last time. I can single-handedly care, feed, and clothe a small village, but expect me to remember to force liquids down my throat and remember Tylenol doses for my own fever...nu-uh. It doesn't come naturally. But, yesterday I did PRETTY well. I only ran the vacuum and did the dishes one time. I drank as much tea and Gatorade as I could force myself to drink and I rested...ACTUALLY rested...for most of the day. I watched an episode of "What Not To Wear" and "Four Weddings", and I spent a good chunk of my day mindlessly making my phone pretty after I saw a great tutorial on Pinterest.


Yep. For the most part, I was lazy all day. It was nice, but it was boring. I would of rather had a lazy day without the sickness, but sadly, sickness is the only time we moms get a "Get Out Of Mom Stuff Free" card, isn't it? For instance, when I'm sick my family doesn't mind leftovers so much, my husband "attempts" to do things like a craft project with our daughter, and Emma plays surprisingly well by herself. No one badgers me about laundry or why our fridge is a little bare. My husband actually brings me stuff to drink and makes my plate if I feel like I can eat something, and he doesn't wonder why I'm still in my pajamas and make up free. Yep. It is KIND OF nice, but I'm glad to be feeling better today. After 24 hours, I'm more than ready to be back to my normal mom routine, and my family is too.

I can't leave you without a picture of the beautiful flowers Emma picked for me yesterday while she was at her Aunt Gaila's house. They are gorgeous and just what I needed to start feeling better.

Yep. I'm a pretty lucky mommy :)

I hope everyone is having a gorgeous Wednesday. I'm off to compete in another karaoke competition tonight. I'm excited to be able to take Emma with me to this one. She loves to come and cheer for me, and I love being able to look out and see her sweet face. Wish me luck!

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