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 :)