I hate being sick. Of course, I don’t know anyone who actually likes being sick, but we always try to do too much when we are sick. We don’t take care of ourselves. As a result, we feel horrible longer.
I am no exception to this logic.
Even as I’m writing this, I’m sick. I caught some bug from someone at work and my head feels like a stay puff marshmellow that’s been in the microwave. My cats have been yelling at me to get off the computer and go rest. Actually, I have been resting. I didn’t get out of bed until after 10 (my teenager was up before me, which never happens), and I took a 2 hour nap this afternoon. I’ve been taking cold medicine and Airborne (love this stuff – unsolicited plug) and I’ve been drinking my juices – cranberry and pineapple to get that extra Vitamin C. Plus pineapple juice coats your throat better than cough syrup, so your throat is irritated less. I skipped plasma today because they don’t like you to go if you’re sick.
So I have been taking care of myself. I also needed to get some stuff posted for my sales groups, and I thought I’d write a little.
I’m not doing more than I should. I fully plan on going to bed early tonight and sleeping and hopefully kicking this thing before it turns into something dangerous. In fact, I just might go downstairs for some relaxation in front of the tv and knit until supper after this is posted.
Tomorrow is another day. But, we moms always try to do more when we’re sick, because, let’s face it, the house would burn down if we didn’t do everything ourselves. WRONG! If you have children who know how to use a microwave, they can help you fix dinner. All while you’re sitting down. Husbands or significant others or housemates can do some light cleaning without their world coming to an end. My son made me chicken noodle soup for lunch. Granted, he’s 16 and can reach the microwave. And has been making his own lunches for years.
You don’t have to do it all yourself. Call your mom if you need a little help with the young ones (or the mother in law). Let them know you need a little help watching the kids while you recuperate and hopefully not spread the germs around. Ask a neighborhood kid to take your little ones outside for an hour or two so you can nap (naps work great for helping you battle colds and such).
It is okay to ask for help every once in awhile. You don’t have to do it yourself. And we certainly don’t need you in the hospital because you collapsed from pneumonia.
That being said – my recliner and Sam and Dean Winchester are calling my name.