Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Not So Terrific Tuesday

I am NOT having a good day.  I woke up this morning with a terrible
cold.  My whole body aches.  Even the soles of my feet hurt as I stepped out of bed.  I slowly made my way to the shower to stand under the warm spray of water.  I felt slightly better until I went to get my daughter out of bed.  My little girl was soaking wet and so were her sheets (so much for buying Target brand diapers).  So, I had to get her cleaned up and change the sheets.  Next, I went downstairs and was greeted by a pile of dirty dishes in the sink.  I always wash my dinner dishes in the morning because my nightime routine is filled with other wife & mommy duties.  That being the case, I don't know why I was so annoyed at the sight of them this morning.  Maybe because they seemed to have multiplied overnight!  Instead of a family of 4 you would have thought that a family of 14 ate dinner at my house! So, I sucked it up and proceeded to wash the dishes while my daughter sat on the couch with her sippy cup and watched Kai Lan.

Just the simple act of washing dishes knocked me out.  Man, this cold stinks!  What did I expect?  My daughter has a cold also and hasn't learned to cover her mouth when she coughs or sneezes.  I am usually in the path of those coughs and sneezes and the recipient of the germs that go along with them.  So, add that to the fact that I shared an Italian ice with her yesterday , I was bound to get sick.  

Exhausted from the dishes, I went to relax on the couch for a few minutes....where I proceeded to split open my pants.  (I guess I shouldn't have eaten that ice yesterday!).  Well, on a positive note at least it happened while I was still at home instead of at the office.  Now that would have been embarrassing!

Hope all of you are having a better day than me.  I can't wait to get back in bed tonight.

10 comments:

Chrissy said...

Suck on some zinc tablets, add some hot water to a cup, squeeze a wedge of lemon add some honey and that should cure u.. honest... your daughter? zinc would help her or some gummy bear echinacea ...

Brooklyn Book Lover said...

Thanks Chrissy. I will get the Zinc tonight. :-)

Yenta Mary said...

"Chicken soup and peppermint tea" -- my mantra when people are sick! Feel better ... :)

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Chrissy said...

saw your comment on my page... since u are having it at night add some bourbon if u want.. it will help u sleep.. lol...
Yenta mary is right too.

Lizzie said...

Oh you poor thing, I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for coming by today!

BONNIE K said...

I hate days that start out like that! I hope you feel better. I have learned when you get exhausted doing a basic activity like washing dishes, you need to spend most of the day resting. Your body is telling you to slow down for a while.

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Brooklyn Book Lover said...

Yenta Mary - I didn't have the chicken soup but I did have the peppermint tea. So soothing. :-)

Chrissy - I stopped at a store on my way home from work to buy the zinc. Dragged myself out of the car only to find out that the computers in the store were down so they were only accepting cash. I didn't have any cash on me so I went home without my purchase. :-(
I was too tired to try another store.

Bonnie - Today is a little better. I made it through the dishes! :-)

Lizzie - Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I enjoy following yours.

Debbie said...

What a lousy time of year to be sick! I am so sorry you are feeling so bad. I hope you feel better soon.

cjschlottman said...

I can relate! When I have a cold, I feel really sorry for myself and want lots of pity and TLC. So, I'm sending you lots of TLC straight from my heart to yours.........get well soon!

Claudia <:)