Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I've used this picture before. It's just so much more useful this season though, no?
Last weekend, the entire family, sans moi, had the stomach bug. I thought I got lucky and avoided it again. Not so. I came down with the "bug of death" (just teasin'; I have had worse) Monday night. It's the kinda bug you'd like to just lay in the fetal position to relieve some of the nausea/cramping. It's bundles of fun.
Well, come Tuesday evening: 8:00 pm roughly, I was a tad tired of nearly 24 hours of nausea. Jeff was in a meeting still (who starts a meeting at 7:30 pm? Oh wait duh. Jeff's work does. Silly me). Well, when I get to feelin' real ill, I tend to feel a little sorry for myself. Oh fine. A lot sorry for myself. So the kids are awake, waiting to see daddy for a minute or two, I'm contemplating sitting in the bathroom next to the toilet, it's now 8:30, and Johnny throws his giant cranium back into my mouth. I swear he's shifted my front teeth a tad. Well, that was the final straw. And am I the only mom out there who cannot stand getting hit in the face?
So I had myself a good long pity cry. Real hard. I mean all kinds of black mascara smears, and I didn't even care to go clean myself up. Jeff says when he gets home at 9:00: "Your eyes look a little black. You okay? You cryin' 'cause I get home so late or because you're sick?" Both, my dear. Both. And then I quietly cry some more.
Now remember Mandi! "When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed. . . " 'Cause, ya gotta remember, you're SERIOUSLY so blessed, right? I'll spare you the ooey gooey (real, truly important) details of why I need to be grateful; but I will give you some other 'uns.
-Floss swords. They're just so much better than string.
-Whenever the ice machine gets clogged. I get to snag the hammer and knock out the ice. That is really a hoot.
-The water pressure in this house. It's so low that the shower's real quiet, and I can hear if my kids are fighting while I wash my hair. Course, it takes me twice as long, but that's ok.
-The game "Monsters" on PS3. It is so my fave.
-The way Jace tells me what a good boy he's gonna be today, when he just did something really, really bad. Man he's got me wrapped around his little finger.
-My 4 slot toaster. We really enjoy toast around here. You should get one.
-My American Idol Wannabe time. This blog has free sheet music, and it has nearly everything I've ever wanted to own. Currently printed out: "Winner Takes It All" (Go Abba!), "The Luckiest" (Ben Folds), and "My Immortal", Evanescence. So I pretend to be Brooke White (nay, not the phony baloney sincerity), and sing and play to myself while my kids beg me to stop. Never mind that the best thing I could say about my voice is that I sing on key. Mostly.
Maybe I'll make a full nerdy list in my journal. That sounds way fun. And a definite perker upper.
Posted by Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes at 8:00 PM