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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

So, I am living with these 2 things as constant companions here....

Seriously, I have had a cold since before Thanksgiving. Sometimes it is a little better, and sometimes it is a LOT worse. Last night was one of those nights - On top of not being able to breathe or get comfortable because of congestion, I was up at 2 with my ears throbbing in pain, and I have had the chills and a fever. AGGHHHH... So, I have loaded up on tylonal and nyquil and all morning I curled up on the couch and let my kids just roam free while I felt sorry for myself. BUT I wasnt feeling any better. So...

Plan B: (from my mom) When you are sick, dont just curl up and feel sorry for yourself, get up, clean your house, open the windows, get some fresh air, and you will feel lots better. Well, I did just that - well, my house isnt perfectly clean yet, but I did my dishes, sanitized counters, mopped the floors, opened all the windows, picked up etc.. i guess i should vacuum real quick... but (although my ear ache is coming back and i have a headache and my nose is a constant clogged/dripping faucet) i feel better.

Thanks mom.

12 comments:

Valerie said...

So sorry! I hate getting colds...they are the worst.

Jennifer said...

Our moms are sooooo crazy sometimes. My mom says the same thing. Most of the time it works..you know the whole mind over body thing...but I have had a few illnesses where the mind just says "NO WAY! I'm sick and stop trying to talk me out of it!" Well, I hope you get feeling better. If only you lived closer I would for sure let you clean my house and take down my Christmas decorations so you could start feeling better ;)

Meredith said...

Ugh, I hate being sick! I feel your pain, I hope you will feel better very soon....I'll have to try cleaning next time I don't feel well; I'm more of the sit on the couch and wallow in my misery type! :)

Amy said...

hope you feel better soon! and as you may guess I am also a sit on the couch and wait to feel better kinda gal...but only because my mom made us stay home from school if we had any type of ailment

nature vs nurture!

The Farnsworth Family said...

Glad you feel a little better. If you aren't feeling totally better by tomorrow I am kidnapping your children, spoiling them rotten and bringing them back along with dinner :) Love ya chica! Call me tomorrow!

Heather Rogers said...

So sorry your not feeling well. And, you cleaned your house on top of it? WOW!!! I hope you feel better soon!!!

Chelsea said...

I hope you feel better soon. Mom's shouldn't be able allowed to be sick! I'll have to remember that advice though.

tara said...

I'm so sorry... I totally feel for you. Mom's shouldn't get sick, we should be exempt from that!

monkie mama said...

Emily, I know of an AWESOME natural remedy for earaches. No doctor's visits, no prescription, no antibiotics and it works 10 times faster. It's a little lengthy to explain so I'll post it on my blog (I've had it in my draft section for months)--check it out.

Amy said...

You probably have a sinus infection and it's backing up into your ears too. Bart & my sister both had that crap recently.

Go get antibiotics, girl! Get it over with.

Leisha said...

The first time I met you, you said that about your Mom. I see where you get your good attitude from. I tried doing that the other day, but it just made me feel dizzy and lousy. I hope you get better soon! Rachel has the same yuck bug you have.

Katie said...

oh that stinks! I took Nyquil once and it gave me nightmares and I haven't touched it since! Hope you are feeling better by now!