Sunday, August 22, 2010

I Am Not A Couch Dweller

Day 4 of being sick. Ugh. One thing I've learned this weekend: I am not a couch dweller.

Scott and I both got struck by the same virus on the same day... and while I feel bad blaming my perfect little toddler for this, well, I'm blaming my perfect little toddler for this. I'm sure it's not the last time she'll take the blame for bringing the plague into this house either.

So for several days (since Thursday now) we've all been hacking and coughing. Moana is probably taking it the best. Amazing how little kids can be sick and you hear them coughing up a storm but it does not seem to affect their well being? She's still full of energy and ready to go go go. Men, on the other hand, turn into little babies when they're sick... we all knew this, right? Lots of drama and moaning if they are required to move from the couch for any reason. While Scott can hang out on the couch watching The History Channel all weekend, I myself, cannot.

I knew when I woke up this morning that this virus was still with me- it has invaded the deepest portion on my lungs and I feel it with every breath- but the thought of spending another day on the couch was overwhelmingly depressing. I do feel a bit better today so I think I'm on the upswing, and used that as my rationale for getting out on my bike for a little while this morning. I rode for a little over an hour... a glorious hour. I don't think I made myself any better (physically) by doing that, but I don't think I made myself any worse. And my mental state is better for the rest of the day so I'm glad I did it.

I have been a nut about my nutrition the last few days. I always eat pretty well, but since I've been sick I've been ALL ABOUT fruits and vegetables and other foods that are reported to boost your immune system. I do think that is quite helpful in bringing us back to health quicker, and I think it's working, because while Scott only had energy to watch something about WWII on TV, I felt up for taking Moana to the park to feed the ducks. She was mildly interested in the ducks, but what she was really interested in were the flowers. Flowers flowers flowers everywhere. The most often heard sentence around here lately is, "I want the pretty flower!" See?

I should take a cue from her. We could all stop and smell the flowers a little more, no?

Though it's probably not necessary to wear a helmet while doing so. Shhh. Don't tell Moana. I think it is exceedingly cute that she wants to wear her helmet all the time.

So check this out... I had to take a picture of this beautiful welt I got from that man-o-war on Friday morning. Sweet, huh? The pic is from 24 hours later. It actually doesn't hurt anymore, but the welt has still not disappeared.

I hope you all enjoyed the picture of my armpit.

16 comments:

Jennifer Harrison said...

OH MY GOSH! That welt is horrible!!! I am sorry you are sick, gosh! When the twins went to preschool that first year we were sick soooo much...those little toddlers are sooo germy! Feel better!

Lizzie said...

She canNOT be that big!!! She's a little girl .. not even a toddler! And one can never be too careful about safety when viewing/picking flowers :) Glad that you're feeling better!

Molly said...

LOL at your last line but wow that looks painful. So sorry you are hit with all of this at once (man of war attacks, bike crash, and a virus) but maybe this way you are knocking out everything for the year at one time? :-)

Running and living said...

I rarely get sick these days (yes, I truly believe in diet, too!) but when Petru first started preschool we were sick a lot. Glad you are feeling a bit better! Moana is adorable:)

cherelli said...

Goodness Moana is cute, she is growing up fast! Glad to hear you're slowly starting to feel better, that welt looks very unpleasant!

45before35 said...

Your daughter is too cute. Unfortunately, daycare is like a petri dish of disease. We all were so sick the first year.

Angela and David said...

Now that Moana is in daycare be prepared for her to bring home lots and lots of germs. Welcome to my hell the last two years. Hope you guys are all feeling better!

Love the picturs of Moana. Is she wearing cowboy boots in that one picture? She would have loved Lubbock!

Regina said...

Ditto what Angela said...you are in for it now.

Nice pit? Do you wax? he he

hope you feel better soon!!

Shevaun said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. We called our girls the Bacteria Bambinos until they were about 5. You can't escape kids and germs, you just have to endure.

Trisaratops said...

Man o' war AND a nasty virus?! Holy crap. I think you've had your fair share of sucktastic stuff for a while. Get better soon!

Excited to meet you and Moana in 3 weeks! :)

Katie A. said...

Ugh - being sick is the worst! Especially with a hubbs and kiddo - good luck!
That welt is nasty! Love the Moana pics :)

Beth said...

Hope you all get to feeling better soon Michelle! I would be so scared of the ocean if one of those welts - ouch!!!

Kim said...

ouch ouch michelle!! hope you and scott get better soon - and moana is the cutest thing with her helmet on.

DR said...

i agree...when julia went to daycare one day a week she almost had the runs or cold or SOMETHING within a few days.
as horrible as it is, i think it's good for their little immune systems. if they don't go through it now they will at some point, i.e. grade one etc.
hope you feel better michelle.

jessithompson said...

Love the pic of Moana in her helmet - fadorable. Hope you feel better soon!

Charisa said...

Hope you feel better soon!!