Showing posts with label sickness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sickness. Show all posts

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Man Down

As I lay here in the flower cemetery, aka, my bedroom, I'm both angry and grateful. Angry, because I despise being sick, I always feel robbed when I'm sick, and grateful that I'm a stay-at-home mom and can take sick days when I need them. I also feel all kinds of guilty as I'm sure all you mama's out there do when you are sick. I don't shuffle our kids off to school in the mornings which is both great and awful all at the same time. Great, because my daughters are old enough now to take care of business when I'm sick, and awful because if they were all off at school, I wouldn't feel so guilty that it's not business as usual. Guilt, ohhhhh how I hate it. 

I get migraines from time to time and it's not even the pain I hate so much as the meds. They totally turn me into a zombie, no lie, comatose I'm telling you, for days. 

So I lay here, staring at flowers long since dead, dreaming of regular days, craving vacuuming and laundry, that's crazy right?  I miss having my hands covered in flour in the kitchen and reading with the kids in the mornings. I sit in my bed and watch all these little people walk past my door and I feel so out of touch with the rhythm of my family. 

I'm well taken care of though, God bless daughters. Yesterday I awoke from a nap to find a clean house, laundry going and Sofia making chocolate chip muffins, from scratch no less.  Don't hate me. I also awoke to Matthew and his chicken in the living room eating biscuits. See, my kiddos have got this y'all, it's totally under control over here. 

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DIY: A Winter Rescue Kit

It's that time of year again! Cold and flu season. Yuck, yuck, yuck! The other day, I started to feel a little nauseous, and then panicky! I'm not ready for this......I'm not prepared for this.......what if I'm really sick.....I don't have any supplies. Thank heavens I felt better the next day, but it really got the wheels in my brain turning. Sooooooo, next trip out, I began stocking up a box with emergency supplies. Now if one of us goes down, I'm ready! I know what you're probably thinking, "why do you need a box stashed away for this, just put the supplies in the pantry". If you have kids, the answer may be pretty obvious as to why I felt the need to pack all this away in a crate and store it in the basement. If it's in the pantry- it will get eaten! Already, just since I bought these supplies, our seven year old has asked for some Gatorade and saltines! Unless I hide this stuff, there's no hope! So what's in my box you ask?

I wanted to include things good for colds and tummy issues that may strike. I filled my crate with lots of Gatorade, Ginger-ale, children's fever aides, saltines, cough drops, tissues, and ginger tea. I'm planning on adding more goodies next grocery day. Things like chicken soups, lots more Gatorade, and even some coloring books and crossword puzzles for those long, boring days stuck in the bed. 

I found this ginger tea which is great for soothing an unhappy tummy. It's delicious. I went ahead and gave it a try because that's just how thorough I am for my readers ;). I figure now that I'm all prepared, no one will get sick this winter and that's o.k. too!! Oh yeah, I'll take that! Until next time friends- y'all stay well and warm......... AE

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