Her Bad Mother

Sunday, November 11, 2007

I Don't Want To Start Any Blasphemous Rumors

But I think that the gods have a sick sense of humor. They giveth, and they taketh away, and they seem to have a rollicking good time doing it. To wit:

The gods taketh away: our house. It sold in less than 48 hours, for over the asking price, with multiple offers. A few very, very stressful days waiting for the conditions to clear, but it's done now. It's done. Praise the heavens.

The gods giveth: pneumonia. To me. Or at least, something that looks very much like walking pneumonia, enough that my doctor said that I need to be treated for pneumonia, even if it's just, you know, a less serious but nonetheless debilitating lung infection. In addition to the persistent nausea. Nice move, gods. Nice move. Nothing keeps a girl on her toes like keeping her on her knees, barfing up her cough drops.

Maybe this is just the universe's way of keeping itself in balance. Whatever. If it can just arrange for me to get well sooner rather than later so that I can get back to my life so ordinary, I'll forgive the gods their nasty pranks and maybe even find a way to be properly grateful for the sweet real estate deal. Maybe.

46 Comments:

Blogger jen said...

oh babe. make sure to take your lungs with you. ouch.

and rock on about selling the house.

4:52 PM  
Blogger slouching mom said...

oh C.! i'm so sorry.

5:02 PM  
Blogger flutter said...

Oy! But the gods giveth the ability to quote depeche mode, and that's a gift :)

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

Ugh. I've had walking pneumonia and hyperemesis and a toddler, but never all at the same time. That's one hell of a trifecta you've got there.

5:40 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

dudette. I was riding along dupont today and I glanced down your street and saw the for sale sign. I KNEW you would get over the asking. Congratulations.

Your lungs. Your poor poor lungs.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Mary Joan said...

Take very good care of yourself. That is great news about the house, In my part of the country no one gets their asking price anymore, and houses stay on the market for months even when owners reduce their asking price dramatically.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Congratulations on the house! That's fabulous.

I hope that your health recovers quickly. I'm also getting tired of the preggo nausea, but at least I don't have pneumonia to deal with. Sending warm thoughts to your lungs!

6:06 PM  
Blogger daysgoby said...

Rock on! (AFTER you recoup, of course!)

And when you get better, I'm sure we'll find him laughing...

6:44 PM  
Blogger Karen MEG said...

Congrats on the house, but that's awful about your pneumonia. I hope you get better soon!

7:04 PM  
Blogger Kyla said...

How many times must I tell you, "Get better!" Do it already. ;)

Really, I do so hope you catch a break soon. The barfing coughs are not so pleasant

7:07 PM  
Blogger Badness Jones said...

You poor baby! Feel better soon.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Awww crap.
Congrats on the house, but BOO on the sick. Feel better. STAT.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Awesome Mom said...

Congrats about the house and I hope that you feel better soon. Being sick while pregnant is the worst thing ever.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Jezer said...

Two words: Hire help.

OK, three more: Feel better soon.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

Maybe the gods are just saying, 'slow down, we'll make you a nice cup of tea and wrap you in a warm blanket'. Hang in there and congrats on the house sale! Multiple offers?!?! I think everyone in my town should move their homes over the border b/c nothing is moving here.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Mac and Cheese said...

Great news about the house! It's now ok to not maintain it for a few days while you rest up, so be sure to do that. I'm with Jezer on this one.

8:29 PM  
Blogger My Keyboard Voice said...

Congrats on the house sale! That sounds more like the gods giveth. Trust me, having people walk through your home for weeks or months sucks a**. Here's hoping the gods taketh away your pneumonia ASAP. Feel better.
Roz

8:29 PM  
Blogger Julie Pippert said...

YAHOO on the house.

BOOOO HISSS on the sickness. Geez (do i call upon gods or Depeche Mode here?) cut Catherine some slack already.

Julie
Using My Words

8:37 PM  
Blogger b*babbler said...

Congratulations on the news! Send some of that good luck (but not the pneumonia) this way when the time comes.

And really... slow down and take care of yourself now. A big cup of tea, cozy blanket, bad television and lots of sleep.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

GET SOME REST.
I ended up on bedrest TWICE - both of my last pregnancies and for MONTHS ON END and it was NOT fun. You don't want that (no matter how luxuriously tempting it might sound.). Rest. And get better.
That's good news about the house.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Congrats on the house selling!

I have to say that I have been coughing for 2 weeks now. I'm on antibiotics, but still coughing. It is getting a bit better though.

I literally feel your pain! Pregnant and coughing is no fun!!

8:55 PM  
Blogger kgirl said...

oh god - congratulations on the house sale, but yikes, pneumonia! take good care of yourself and that belly of yours.
sending healthy vibes your way.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

And you know what?

When I die, I expect to find those gods laughing.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Awesome house news though.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Erin-ExpectingExecutive said...

Congratulations on the givith!

Bah-humbug on the takith-away.

I do hope you kick this nasty bug in the bug and you are feeling better soon.

2:40 AM  
Blogger something blue said...

I think you should have a talk with those gods. It's time that they taketh away all sickness. You need to have an easier thing to battle in balance. Perhaps ants.

2:49 AM  
Blogger ~JJ! said...

Well, yay for an easy sell.
Yay for your DM reference...and I'm so sorry you are sick.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Granny said...

Hope you're over your pneumonia and all the other nasty stuff before you start moving.

And great news about the house.

(I didn't even try to do the posting marathon this year).

9:25 AM  
Blogger Lisa b said...

Congrats on the house sale. 48 hours is fast even in this market.

Coughing with nausea is no good. Been there. It sucks. Sorry is all I can say other than yes, I've had that song in my head a lot too recently.

9:32 AM  
Blogger mamalamadingdong said...

Nothing keeps a girl on her toes like keeping her on her knees, barfing up her cough drops.

ha ha ha ha ha!!!

get feeling better. <3

9:56 AM  
Blogger Phoenix said...

I've never heard of a house selling that fast. Congrats. Sorry about the Phenomenia, I hope you feel better soon.

11:45 AM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

I am so sorry you are so sick.

But I am SO HAPPY your house sold so quickly. Congrats!

1:28 PM  
Blogger Rusti said...

congrats on the quick sale of your house!! I hope you are feeling better soon - and rid of that nasty whatever-it-is you've got... sending good health vibes your way... well, as good of health as I have... no headache today - doing good :)

2:08 PM  
Blogger Rusti said...

PS - Did I mention our 6 month listing for our house ended Saturday - and we didn't have a SINGLE LOOK at it in the entire 6 months? No? Well, that's house it is 'round here... we're going to relist with a new realtor after we do a couple more updates... my fingers are crossed :) Again - congrats on your quick sale. :)

2:11 PM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

Wow. Talk about your extreme opposites.

I suppose it's only right that a pregnant woman who's saddled with a case of walking pneumonia ought to be karma-ly entitled to a quick, easy, and profitable real estate deal.

2:39 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

OH, my. yay on the first part, but good gravy, give the lady a BREAK on the second.

(I am now hopeing that the last month-and-a-half of sickness means that my agent is about to call and tell us she thinks we can get what we want for the old house without doing anything to it.)

6:42 PM  
Blogger painted maypole said...

hooray for the house. ack! for the illness (but at least one is longer term than the other, if that is any cosolation!)

9:15 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Pneumonia? Damn. Hang in there, hon. And congrats on the house.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

Congrats and YEEKS!

1:15 AM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Dude. In this housing market, the gods are sure giving to you.

5:45 AM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

The universe has a morbid sense of humor, I'll grant you that. And an awful sense of timing. Not that there's ever a really GOOD time to get walking pneumonia. But the house thing is awesome.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh HBM i sure hope you feel better soon.and thats so great about your house.and for certain the gods have a sense of humour thats theres and theres alone....get well sooon LAVANDULA

10:38 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

48 hours??!?? That's incredible. What a whirlwind few days. Although much tempered I'm sure by the pneumonia.

Take a few days off now, you've earned it.

12:29 PM  
Blogger The Hotfessional said...

Rest up, but count your lucky stars. The market is so bad in Ann Arbor (MI) that houses are going for 70% of their asking price. If at all.

2:01 PM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

In Bossy's world that's a classic Yay/Boo.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Congrats on the house, but pneumonia sucks royally! I can't imagine dealing with morning sickness, a toddler, and being sick, too.

Spend some money on extra babysitting and get some rest. Lots of it.

9:03 PM  
Blogger iheartchocolate said...

I hope you are better, so sorry you were sick.

I HATE YOU, not really, but I can't believe your house is SOLD! That is fantastic.

I am of course insanley jealous.

10:13 PM  

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