While I was out…sick. I holed myself up in our bedroom for several days. I honestly have not been this sick for as long as I can remember.
This was my sick station. Complete with all the sick bed accoutrements:
1. Tissues, lots and lots of tissues
2. Note cards to write thank you notes from my birthday (good intentions, but I never felt up to it.)
3. TV Remote to watch lots and lots of HGTV
4.1 iPad – I have to say this was my best friend the last few days. I read my book on the Kindle app, checked email and tweeted a little.
4.2 Bluetooth keyboard for iPad
6. Heating pad for painful ear and face
Today I decided I needed to get up because my head and body were screaming for release from the bed. So, I got up, took a shower, and put this on for the first time in days.(Yes, I really need a new watch to replace this old cracked and scratched one.)
Then I took one look at the bed and knew I couldn’t sleep another minute on those germ covered sheets. I balled them up and seriously considered torching them (like they did during the Scarlet Fever outbreaks). But, I convinced myself hot water and detergent would suffice. I did throw open the windows and turned the ceiling fan on high.
Next I went over to my vanity and sadly had to dump any cosmetics that could have come in contact with my infected eye up to 2 days before I had symptoms (per the doctors orders.) It really hurt to throw away my favorite eye shadow set. I’m not even sure I can replace it because they were bought as some promotional item. I seriously feel sick in the gut just thinking about the cost to replace all this makeup. Ooof.
Then I slowly cracked the door of the bedroom afraid of what lay beyond. My boys had been really good and had let me be for most of the past few days. But, as any mother knows, the quiet times are when they are getting into trouble. I spied the laundry piled high. No surprise there.
Stuffed animals were strewn in the hallway, but someone had kindly cleared a path. Buddy was my constant companion the whole time I was sick. He only left my side to eat and go outside.
The boys’ bedrooms were messy, but not disaster zones.
Empty food wrappers were found in my oldest’s bedroom. At least he didn’t starve, right?!
More empty food containers were found in the freezer.
I was up for a while today but am still feeling pretty cruddy and had to lay back down for a nap. I still haven’t unpacked my suitcase from my surprise visit to California. It might have to wait another day.
Hopefully I’ll be closer to normal in a few days and will have some new tutorials for you. Thank you for your patience and I hope y’all are staying healthy and well.
Update: I actually unpacked my suitcase this morning. But, now I’m too tired to hang up the skirts. Sheesh.