Wednesday, December 10, 2008

On the mend

With teaching, it's often easier to drag your sorry sick butt through a day than be out sick. You've got to decide to be sick often before you are actually sure that you're sick. So, I decided last night around 7 that I was still sick today. When I woke up this morning to get Joseph ready, I decided that I probably could've gone in today. But, I'd already made plans to be sick, so back to bed I went!
So, I feel so much better. I can breathe. I can eat (and taste). My throat doesn't hurt, except when I cough. And my headache is down to a dull pulse that I can totally live with. My congestion has migrated to my chest so that I periodically hock up absolute grossness, but it's better! Yeah!

But, for some reason, Joseph had a terrible night last night and I really don't know why. He woke up screaming (he usually wakes up fussing) around 11:30 and didn't settle again until after 12:30, and then had a repeat performance between 2 and 3. He seemed to be gassy, which seemed to be hurting him. I mixed his cereal with some rice milk last night, which I've never done before. So, I guess that probably didn't sit so well with him. I don't know why...there's not much in, we'll see how he rolls. Poor little guy.

And, I've GOT to finish Twilight today. I've got 40 pages left. I decided that I was annoyed with the way that the last situation played out so I didn't finish it last night. Then, I had dreams about vampires. Ridiculous, I know. And, (this gets better) while I was rocking Joseph last night, I found myself wondering how I'd feel if he fell in love with a vampire. I ended up deciding that if she came from a nice "family" like the Cullens, then I'd probably be ok with it, eventually. On another note, I need the next one now...who's got it that I can borrow?

In the meantime, I'm going to try to do some shopping online today for Christmas. I'm still kind of stymied on Joseph...he just had his birthday and got a ton of shiny new toys, and this is his preferred toy box (yeah, Max, that's your old sweater...Mom keeps everything and it's so cute on him!):
So, I think that we're going to get him fitted for his first walkers from Stride Rite and get those (because a one-year-old needs shoes that cost more than his parents' shoes...). But, otherwise, it's a lean Christmas 'round here. It doesn't bother me, but I have to be careful to not ruin Christmas for the rest of my family.


  1. Glad you're feeling somewhat better. And I do have the second book, though not too sure how I'd get it to you :( Twilight was possibly one of the most addicting series I had ever messes with your head! I did manage to get most of my new dept. hooked on it as well so I didn't feel too crazy. merry christmas!

  2. i have the second book!!! If you can wait until we get back i'll bring it for you! :) Let me know!

  3. Glad you are feeling better. :)

  4. Glad you're feeling better!

    He he, you should make Joseph one of these for Christmas!!

  5. Ok, so you totally made my day with the Cheesecake comment because Cheesecake is one of my favorite foods ever! Although I made need to cut down on sugar too...but hey, a splurge every now and then shouldn't hurt. I hope Joseph is feeling better! (he is just so darn cute!)