Wednesday, January 24, 2007


I am nursing myself back to health from what seems like the fifth almost back to back cold I have had this winter. I have no idea what is up. I'm taking vitamins. I'm taking care of myself. I am getting a reasonable amount of sleep.

It's getting to the point where I am getting paranoid. I'm starting to think that perhaps there is something in our old home that is making me sick. Mold maybe? I don't know. Then I think it may have to do with all the snotty nosed (yet adorable) babies that I help take care on Sunday mornings at church two weeks out of every month. Or did the freakishly mild weather cause some kind of super cold virus to morph into some sort of crazy cold that never really goes away? Ever.

I know it's just a little cold but it's really cramping my style. It's also really discouraging. Depressing even. I'm sick of being sick. I'm sick of my coworkers and my mother assuming that I'm not taking care of myself. It's like people look at you and blame you for being sick. Like “What did you do?” pointing their pointy finger at you. Dude, it's not my fault. Seriously. I'm sick of dragging my sorry sick butt into work despite being sick because I'm not dying after all and unless I'm dying, I go to work. And I sniffle and snort and excuse myself to blow my nose while my clients think “She SO better not give me her dang cold!” But then I say, “What about all of you lovely clients of mine. You'd come here and sit in my chair if you had the plague just so long as I made you look pretty.” You know it's true. And that's okay. We can't all lock ourselves in our bedrooms just because we've got a little cold.

Some of us have kids to look after. And that's another thing. Looking after toddlers when you are sick, is not fair. But that's life isn't it. Sometimes it's not fair. Sometimes we just have to blow our nose and carry on. Because if we don't do it, it's not going to get done.


Nikkie said...

I know this cold. This cold invaded my house from October until early January. Its a nasty nasty mean cold that takes FOREVER to go away. I know a few people who've been cursed with this forever cold too. I hope you feel better soon.

It is totally not fun to take care of a toddler when your sick.

Rachelle said...

I'm so sorry you are still sick or keep catching it. that was us last year!

Lynanne said...

Toddler + snotty nosed (but adorable) church babies = lots and lots of colds. I remember those days. Ugh. :( I'm sure I'll see the next round with Ella soon enough. The plus is you'll eventually get to the point where you don't get sick as, oh, about 8 years or so.

Feel better soon!!!

This Single Spark said...

I'm blaming it on the kids. Here's why... my roommie is a new teacher and has been sick since she started working. My partner works in a daycare and gets several colds a winter. Me... I'm never around kids and I pretty much never get sick. Having said that now, I totally deserve to get knocked down by a doozie!

Wash your hands tons. That's my best advise.

This Single Spark said...

Uh... advice.

Sugarmama said...

I second the kids as culprits. The good news is you're probably going to be in good shape by the time A goes to kindergarten!