|I didn't look this good!|
So much for a flu shot! The flu has had me in its grip since the day before New Year's Eve. I've been feverish, bed-ridden, and just about as unhappy as one person could be. But, I still managed to interact in some small way with my family and the rest of the world. (Perhaps neither really wanted my interaction -- sniffly, snuffly me with an attitude.)
Well, there is no better way to enter a new year than to be at an extremely low point in your life. Don't you agree? -- No place to go but up!
I'm trying to climb up out of that dark place today -- although I still feel like a congested, achy mess -- because regardless of whether anyone wants me around, there are things that must be done and a husband that went back to work this morning. I guess that leaves it up to me.
Speaking of the husband -- what a man! I crash and burn last Thursday, and he doesn't miss a beat. He even drove my mom back up to PA a day early so that she wouldn't have to stay in the germs too long. That's 6 hrs. round trip -- a trip he had made just a week earlier to go and get her. That' on top of taking care of me, the girls and, of course, our Eddie. Most of you know he's a hero when it comes to taking care of Eddie. Well, he deserves a Congressional medal for the past 4 days. I wouldn't allow that until the new Congress is sworn in, though! LOL
What have I done, if anything, ( because I am not feeling well) about my new plan of life, you ask?
Well, being sick has actually had some advantages in that I haven't really been able to do much outside of being in bed. So, I have been able to read and pray.
Spiritual Reading -- God Alone is Enough, by: Claudia Mair Burney
Leisure Reading -- The Hunger Games, by: Suzanne Collins
Prayers -- Miles Christi prayer book
Scripture -- USCCB daily readings
Exercise will have to wait until the head clears and the body feels back up to snuff again -- maybe next week.
I haven't managed the whole "kind talk" thing very well, yet. It's been more like "cranky, unhappy, sick talk" but I did do much less talking having locked myself away for several days! Always look for the positive!!!
I still have time to make the monthly date happen -- thank God for calendars!
And about getting more sleep -- even sick I am still having trouble sleeping at night! Any advice on that one would be much appreciated. (Keep in mind that melatonin is not a possibility -- it contributed to kidney stones! Trust me -- you can't get any sleep with them, except for what comes with the effects of narcotics!!!) I am hoping that increasing the exercise will have some impact -- please pray. This is almost pivotal to the rest of my plan of life proceeding smoothly.
I am starting to write Chapter 5 in the story of my life for anyone who has been following that tale. Look for it in a few days. And, I hope to get some recipes up under Will They Eat That? very shortly. I miss fiddling in the kitchen and taking pictures of my food. My kids think something's wrong with me if I'm not plating my food and staging it for a picture!! They literally ask me if I'm going to take a picture of our meal before we eat -- YIKES!
Hope to hear from you here. Leave a comment so that I know you are enjoying what you read! I love to know I have company on the blog.
Blessings to all!