Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Sick Day

There is a funk floating around our house. Brother was the first to catch it, with Hubby a close second.

I was having such a hard time motivating yesterday - pretty typical for a Monday. But by 1:00, I started feeling achey. By three, I was parked on top of the heater with a raging fever and a pounding head, trying to chase away the chills. It's a wonder I didn't burn off my eyebrows. I had thawed chicken breasts, planning on fixing something delicious for dinner, but the kids got grilled cheese sandwiches and frozen vegetables, a magnificent feat in light of how I was feeling.

As Sister was getting ready to go to bed last night, she put her arms around me and I laid my head on her shoulder. "Tomorrow," she said, "I'll make you some tea and that will make-ted (an adorable grammatical error) you feel better."

Her tenderness gave me little goosebumps all over. Or maybe that was a chill.

"Thank you, Honey," I said, as she patted me softly. "You're sweet."

She gave me a soft, little kiss on the cheek and said, "Yeah. I am."

Today the fever is gone, but I still have that fuzzy, slow-motion feeling and my throat feels like I swallowed glue. I wrestled with it a bit, but I think I will stay home from school. With all the emphasis my professors put on attendance, I'm feeling guilty, and slightly angry that I'm feeling guilty. But it's okay to stay home when you're sick...right? Good grief, can I GET A SICK DAY HERE???!!!

Editorial Note: In case you're wondering why my slacker husband didn't help me out yesterday, he was at school. Had he been home, I am quite sure he would have given me a foot massage, cooked a seven-course meal and done every stitch of laundry...right, Honey?

11 comments:

Bttrfly1976 said...

awww, I'm sorry you're sick. Yes, you absolutely deserve a sick day. I have a hunch that 'emphasis' your professors place on attendance is more directed at hangovers for 20 year olds than true illnesses of a tiny bit older mothers. Give yourself the break...and rest...you need.

jesprincess said...

Sick day, shmick day! Where's my coffee friend that helps me procrastinate on my homework? That's what I want to know! J/K. Hope you feel better today! God knows you can't be sick for more that one day.

Kara said...

I hope you get better quick. How sweet of your little girl.

Pattie said...

We are in the same boat as you! There are five in this household, everyone has been sick and I am the last to get it. Well, I'll be damned, kid #1 is getting sick again! We just can't get it out of the house!!
The good thing is that I get to say I have no energy to do anything but read blogs all day!!

Rona's Home Page said...

Get well soon.

crystal said...

Look at it this way, you are staying home to avoid getting everyone else in your class sick! Your professor should be thanking you!

Antique Mommy said...

I wish more people who were sick WOULD stay home, so they wouldn't make me sick too. Hope you are on the mend.

LiteratureLover said...

Ohhh, how sweet of daughter to be so caretaking of Mommy. And, of course you deserve a sick day! Hope you were able to enjoy it. :)

Shayne said...

Look, you're pretty amazing to me so you don't have to give me (or anyone else for that matter) any excuses. In light of that, as the Self-Proclaimed Official Sick Day Giver I allow you, the aforementioned Sick Person however many Sick Days you need.

Feel better?

yerdoingitwrong said...

I'm impressed with the grilled cheese. I would have speed dialed pizza hut.

Feel Better!!!!

Susanne said...

I'm with ya! My husband and I were both sick Sunday and Monday, and the kids were well...so well that they were bouncing off the walls! They'd been cooped up for a week and a half because of the weather, and we finally got some great weather on Sunday. It was so hard to tell them we were too sick to play. At least they weren't sick too! Hope yours stay well!!