Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sick Day

After 2 months of seemingly endless sickness in this house, I've finally succumbed.
I went to bed last night having had sneezed a few sneezes, and blown my nose a few times, and was confident I'd wake up sick.
I did.
Being up from 2:30-4:30 am with a hungry and playful Davy didn't help.
It wasn't bad sick, but my head was stuffy and achy, my throat sore, and my body tired.
I declared a sick day.
I never take sick days.
I have thrown my back out and crawled around the house with a newborn in my arms, because I don't take sick days.
Literally crawling.
With a newborn.
Not smart, but I tend to not ask for help when I need it, or take care of myself when I need to.
I'm trying to be better about that.
Thus, I did this today.
And you know what, it was marvelous.
Knowing the week ahead wouldn't allow for much sick or rest time, I knew today was the day.
Rest is one thing I do not get enough of, (who does) and it is the one thing that I knew would help me feel better the fastest.
So I rested.

Aaron took all the kids out for the morning and I watched the final episode of Downton Abbey season 3.
And then I slept for a long time.
After they all returned, Davy napped, the kids played quietly and nicely, and I stayed on the couch, and read all the issues of Bon Appetite that I haven't been able to read in months.
Side note: 4, 6 and 8 are marvelous ages.  All can play unassisted, make snacks unassisted, eat unassisted, use the bathroom unassisted, and allow Mommy to lay on the couch for hours, and not get up cause she is sick.  Someday Davy will be 4.  And I'll miss his babyhood, but I realized today there are some things to look forward to.

I also spent more time on Pinterest today than I ever have in my life.
It was fun.
It did confirm my suspicion that Pinterest is a gigantic time suck.
Because we all know that none of us are ever going to make all those recipes, crafts, or buy those outfits.
Still, I didn't feel guilty about it because I was having a sick day.
(you can find my boards here)

I did pin some good juice recipes.
I found one that is supposed to help with a cold.
I made it right away.
Because I am slightly obsessed with juicing.
2 carrots, 6 kale leaves, 1/2 a lemon, a knob of ginger, 1 clove garlic, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Did that ever clear my sinuses!
The carrots did mellow out the other stuff, so it really wasn't that bad--it just had a kick.
Would you believe me if I told you my nose is no longer running and my headache went away?
(but my throat is still sore and my body achy and tired)
I am really in love with juicing.
My friend warned me of turning into this.
The video quality is poor, and Jim Carey annoys me after a very short amount of time, but this still made me laugh.  
Promise me you'll cut me off when I start juicing dirt.

I even managed to get some blogging done.
I edited the pictures and blogged about our Palm Springs trip last weekend: two hikes, a vintage trailer show, and some other fun stuff.
Check back in this week--you'll find new posts up on both my blogs!
Wonder of wonders.

I didn't manage to get the bathroom cleaned today, but the beds were made, floors swept, dishes done, and the house isn't a total wreck.
It might have been the best sick day ever.
I'm tempted to have one every month--sick or not.
Now I need to go to bed or I'll end up staying up too late like I do every night and all this resting today will go to waste.
Come back soon to read all about beautiful Palm Springs!
Love from,

1 comment:

hennymats said...

Ah yes, sick days... usually when I end up taking one from work, I have the kids running around... as if that helps any! Really, this winter here has been the darkest and longest for decades (not inventing this), so if you asked me what I really really want, I'd say a weekend in bed, or on the couch. But today finally the sun came through, and my sick boys and I spent the afternoon outside, me doing some yardwork and the boys mostly playing nicely (yes, 4 and 6 are so great!). Bliss!

So get well soon and promise me you won't use future days off to clean the bathroom, ok? Juicing, reading Bon Appetit, pinning things and blogging sounds much better for mental health...

All the best from what's hopefully the end of winter...