Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Under the Weather

What a strange saying, feeling "under the weather". Where did that saying come from anyway? The point is, I'm sick. Feels a lot like the flu. I've been out of touch with the outside world all weekend because of it. I felt so bad for Eric, because Father's Day I spent the majority of the day laying on the couch useless. I wasn't able to make it as special a day as he deserves to have. And he made my Mother's Day perfect; I just wanted to pay it forward back to him. He said all he wanted was to stay home, relax, and watch the NASCAR race, and that's exactly what we did. And to top it all off, his favorite driver, Jimmie Johnson, ended up winning the race, so that made his day :)
I made myself some pastina soup to soothe my sore throat. My mom used to make me homemade chicken soup whenever I was sick. It was like magic, in that, it would make me feel so much better right away :) I wish I had some of her soup right now. I have the recipe, but lack the energy and time to make it. I remember as a kid, whenever I was sick I would lay in bed and my mom would rent movies for me to watch all day and she would bring me food in bed. She always made everything better. Maybe it was the love in her touch, or her gentleness or sensitivity. Every time I feel "under the weather" it makes me want my mommy. Hahaha. Now I am a mommy.
I have medicine to take, that isn't really working all that well and I've already gone through 2 boxes of tissues.  We are always told the best thing to do is rest, right? How am I supposed to do that with a husband who works long hours, an energetic toddler, a curious puppy, and keep up with daily housework? My answer: I have no idea. I actually don't get sick very often, but when I do, I am a big baby. It completely takes over me, weakening my entire system, unlike my husband who toughs it out and is better the next day. I want to be tough too! Well, Becca just went down for a nap....here's where the choices present themselves....do I take this time to clean the kitchen which is a big mess....or do I take the time to rest on the couch? I'm going to be selfish for once and lay on the couch. Hope everyone is having a nice week :)

14 comments:

  1. Awww, hope you feel better Alaina! I know what you mean about being sick and wanting your Mommy! This past winter, Rick and Tori got the swine flu, and Jack & I were sick too - thankfully Addison was healthy! But it was just awful...I STILL had to take care of everyone while I was feeling horrible. I didn't want to ask anyone for help either so as not to spread the germs. Thankfully, Shannon made us dinner and my Dad dropped off some groceries so that was a HUGE blessing! I'll be praying for you to feel better and I hope you were able to have a relaxing afternoon. If I lived closer, I would come make you your delicious soup! :) When you feel better, can you send me the recipe?! Hugs!!!

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  2. Feel better soon! I would totally make you some soup!

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  3. I hope you feel better soon. It really is tough once you have a child - no just taking the day off work and staying in bed.

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  4. oh dear, feel better soon darling! I have finally returned to the virtual world and will be posting the award you gave me a few weeks ago -- thank you again! All on the new site http://www.housewifebliss.com

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  5. Rest up while you can! I know it's hard when you have you a toddler, and a puppy.

    You can always catch up on housework when you're feeling better! :)

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  6. Good for you stayin on the couch! It's where I was! I started coming down with a cold myself last week and was miserable! Not only with FD on Sunday but my Anni on Monday. lol And I am still not feeling well! Dam cold. Feel better soon dollface!

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  7. Feel better soon hun! Rest up, the kitchen can last another day, you're body can't.

    Thanks for stopping by also. I can't believe your in Rochester and you didn't feel it! It's so weird. Some people said they did, others didn't.

    Get well soon!

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  8. Oh, hope you get well soon! It's not fun to be sick like that and still have to take care of things. I've been there with flu, so you definitely did the better thing of resting on the couch!

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  9. Hope you are feeling better.

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  10. Thanks so much for coming by my blog. I LOVE meeting new military wives! I'm also your newest follower:)

    I hope your feeling better by now. I love it when our moms took care of us when we were little. If only we could snap our fingers when we needed them now as mommys ourselves.

    ~Goodnight moon

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  11. Sorry to hear about ya being sick! What a bummer! Maybe you could do a suprise Father's Day dinner for your man....he'd never expect it:)

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  12. Ugh, I hate being sick. Why don't mommies get sick days?! I hope you're feeling better and was able to take some time to recover!

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  13. Oh sweetie. I am so sorry you are sick! I was there with you last week. Sick and tired. I hope you chose the nap...always choose the nap..when you are sick!Hope you are feeling better. My poor husband got jilted for Father's Day because I was sick,as well. Of course, all he wanted was to be able to watch the World Cup in peace and I did give him that. Feel better!Happy MOthering!

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