Tuesday, September 23, 2008

a lost day


I feel like crap. I went to bed last night feeling great and woke up at 3 am going "uh oh". Lets just call it stomach issues and leave it at that. And a fever. And chills. My angel and my devil duked it out in the wee hours, but at 5 am I finally gave in to the inevitable and called in sick. That makes me feel even more like crap, because we've been short-handed lately and I know I just gave my co-workers an even harder day than usual.


But it was a good thing I did. I slept until almost 2 pm, woke up briefly and went back to sleep. And that's been the pattern for the rest of the day. I have a permanent pillow crease on my left cheek. My mental sharpness is about equal to putting ice cubes in a glass, so thinking fast on my feet at work would have presented some problems.


The kids have been great. Surfer Dude even set a can of soup and a can opener next to a pan on the stove for me before he headed out to school. Gumby came right home after school and sat on my bed, all while telling me how I didn't look quite as dreadful as I had in the morning. And Sasquatch took the trash out like he had promised - the first time I mentioned it.


Wow. I think I'm going to go back to sleep and ponder that. And hope that tomorrow starts off a lot better than today did.

11 comments:

Irene said...

I would say, you needed the day off, but not quite like that under those conditions. I hope you feel a lot better soon. Don't pass that bug around!

ciara said...

better to stay home than pass the bug around at the hospital LOL i hope you're feeling better...and wow, glad the boys are helping out, too :)

p.s. why can't i message you on twitter? lol

Janie said...

Wow. Get better quick. And I'm glad the kiddos are being sweet about it all! That's awesome!

Iota said...

Poor you. Take your time getting back.

my two cents said...

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Maggie May said...

Hope you feel much better soon. What lovely boys you have!

CrazyCath said...

Kidlets always come good when the chips are down. They are good little souls.
You take care and get well soon. Your body is telling you something. (Like "You need a break".)

Potty Mummy said...

Get well soon RC.

aims said...

Perhaps it's all catching up to you. You do work far too hard girl.

Rest. Drink plenty of water - and call me in the morning.

Swearing Mother said...

Get Well Soon RC.

Jo Beaufoix said...

They're doing so well. I love that they looked after you.