Her Bad Mother

Sunday, October 26, 2008

When Blessings Are Curses

A day curled up in bed sounds lovely - so lovely, in fact, that you've wished for fervently for months - until you're forced into it by some nasty hobgoblin of a chest infection, some vile viral force that squeezes your lungs and throat and holds your aching body to the mattress and pillow and forbids you from enjoying for even one millisecond the fact that you are curled up in blankets in the middle of the afternoon and nobody expects you to move. So you end up cursing yourself for ever having wished anything of the sort and laying in a miserable heap, tormenting your sick self with the thought that you would be infinitely happier if you were upright and being shrieked at by children, because that kind of headache can be treated with Ativan and at least then you could enjoy some cookies.


(pulls blankets back over head.)


Blogger Awesome Mom said...

I hope you feel better soon!!!! Being sick is only fun when you are healthy.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Sending well wishes your way! Feel better soon!

5:39 PM  
Blogger Cheryl R. said...

Awwww dang, that sounds terrible! Hope you feel better SOON!! And I also hope you have someone helping w/ the kiddos b/c there is nothing worse than feeling THAT crappy & having to get up and take care of your children anyway (I know, I'm a single mom). Hugs, sleep, chicken soup, and good drugs, etc. for a speedy recovery.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Super Ninja Mommy said...

Whatever it is, its going around. My kids all had it, then they decided to give it to mommy. 'look mommy, i maked you a present.'

i so feel you on this one.

5:53 PM  
Blogger ewe are here said...


Seriously sucks.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

I think we should start a club called "Sundays with Ativan and cookies."

Or a band. Or a movie. Something. It just sounds good.

Feel better lurve.

6:02 PM  
Blogger kaila said...

You probably picked up a bug from being with the relatives all weekend. Chicken soup, Ativan, Mucinex and hugs all around.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Tiffi33 said...

oh ick.

I highly recommend Airborne...I have taken it & if it doesn't knock it out completely, it lessens it ALOT!

feel better soon..

6:13 PM  
Blogger Badness Jones said...

So sorry! It's the boy here who's contracted that bug, and he hasn't gotten off me since I got home from the Spa-a-thon yesterday. I'm as miserable as he is, and right now he's trying to get into my shirt for a nursie. I'm considering tying his hands behind his back.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Karen Bodkin said...

oh suckage. feel better, toots.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

::sends chicken soup::
Hope you feel better soon :(

6:51 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

this is totally not cool. you deserve to enjoy a day in bed because you want to, not because the illness forced you to. ((Hugs))) *with a surgical mask on of course* LOL

7:06 PM  
Blogger doubleagentgirl said...

Feel better my beantown lovely! Sending you hugs and tylenol cold and flu...

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well soon. XX

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When blessings are curses beggars just sigh...Get well soon, we are sending you heaps of get well wishes.

9:28 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Oh, that sux. Get better soonest, hon.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Hmm... this sounds awfully familiar, except with my family, it was the flu. And after I got it, baby and husband got it too.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Also wanted to say I hope you're able to get rid of it soon. :)

10:27 PM  
Blogger tallulah said...

The last time I had a day in bed was when I had a breast lump removed.

Get well!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Run ANC said...

Geez man, you need a break! Hope you feel better - and quick.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sucks... Hope you feel better soon, and that you get a chance to recuperate before going back to being super-mom! You need a break!

5:01 AM  
Blogger zipbagofbones said...

Feel better soon, cause these cookies are delicious!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Best wishes, dude. I know it's no Ativan, but there's something to be said for Nyquil.

9:50 AM  
Blogger The Mrs. said...

Feel better! Whatever that illness is, it's going around. It was in my house for a month! We are finally getting over it!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

yeah. you gotta make sure that when you make that wish, it includes "bed and breakfast", and "healthy as a

There really oughta' be a vaccine that prevents mothers from ever getting sick. EVER. No time for that.
so sorry.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Velma said...

I hope you are feeling better today!

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You poor thing - hope you feel better soon!

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope you feel better soon catherine...

12:55 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Yeah.. i had the same thing.. just awful. Only I didn't get to curl up alone. I got to suffer through it with a shrieking baby who also had it.

Hope you feel better soon. It took me about a week to feel semi-human.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feel better soon! Being sick is no fun at all.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While you are recuperating, and always:

May your blessings be horses and may you ride,
May your dreams and desires ride along side,
May your worries and troubles fall out behind,
May your blessings be horses and may YOU RIDE!

You are the girl who once stole a horse, are you not? I thought so.

You can beat this and ride again.

All the best wishes.

11:35 PM  
Blogger hoppytoddle said...

Sista, I have lung disease. I KNOW that pain!

Sending you a steamy cup o' ginger tea with honey.

12:49 AM  
Blogger O'Neal (The Woman In Charge Around Here) said...

All along I've thought we were immune to picking up what they bring home, cause you know Mommies can NOT get sick! That's what I get for thinking! Cause apparently I was WRONG and woke up with the same tell tale symptoms you are describing. Crap!

At least you might get some psychodellic dreams from mixing the Ativan & behind the counter cold meds! That's what I'm hoping for anyway! ;)

8:03 AM  
Blogger Parent Club said...

Ugh. been there. done that. recommend stay under the blankets. you can shovel the house later.

9:10 AM  
Blogger April said...

aw, feel better soooooon. but maybe fake sick for an extra day, so you get that time in bed for yourself???

11:02 AM  
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1:06 PM  
Blogger justmylife said...

Feel better. As bad as it sounds, nature has a way of making you do what you need to do. Take care of yourself.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Momo Fali said...

I don't know, I treated my recent migraine with vicodin and quite enjoyed my stay in bed.

4:07 PM  
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1:10 AM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

Awwww, feel better. And next time, be smarter: fake your illness, like Bossy.

1:30 PM  

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