Saturday, January 05, 2008

Colds and Congestion

I am really trying to knock out a wicked cold/sore throat combo right now. Why is it that I always get sick at the worse times? Lol

Okay, so maybe there isn't a GOOD time to get sick. But with a full day of church tommorrow, and traveling both Monday and Tuesday to another church to run a kid's program for special meetings, this really isn't the best time! I will drag myself half-dead to church on Sunday Morning to teach my Sunday School class- I'm not irreplacable, but those little girls mean alot to me (unless I am contageous that is). Last week I went with the beginning of a migraine and had to leave morning church service early. But I turned out to be the only female teacher there that morning, so it was important that I was there.

There's also the fact that I don't like to send my daughter (5yrs) without me. I'm in a position to keep an eye on her when I'm there. Unfortunately, anywhere is a place for predators, even churches (less you think I'm overboard here, I'm not; but that's another post).

But with a family to take care of I will probably spend the next 24 (during which hubby will tend to the kids, although the house will still look like a tornadoe touched down, but hey, they won't starve) and try to get a little extra rest. I've already been drinking 64oz of water daily this week (hurrah for me!) so I'll add the vitamin C and chicken broth.

My monthly "visitor" is also here (just between us girls) and so with it's symptoms I'm not sure which one is giving me the hot flashes! I am very happy to say I usually have alot of pain during this time, but have noticed when I eat healthy and drink lots of water it seems to make a big difference. So, Yes I feel crummy, but it could be oh so much worse (Isn't that called looking on the bright side?)

I think this is the perfect time to curl up with a book a dear friend gave me for Christmas, a true story of espionage behind the iron curtain. It doesn't get much better than that!


Marva said...

I know how you feel. I started in the last couple of days with the same(cold stuff) and the green gunk too. I started some meds to help. I do love my chicken broth though!
I totally agree about taking care of yourself. Diet, nutrition and lots of water!

Nice to see what an awesome blog you have and a lovely family!

mykidsmom said...

Thanks Marva- glad you stopped by!

Mrs. Darling said...

Youre naughty!

Anonymous said...

You're right, there is NO convenient time to be sick. I hope you feel better soon. It is so hard to get going when you don't feel well... that bed beckons with the temptation of soft, warm covers and squishy pillows.

Your picture (I assume it's your Christmas card photo?) on the sidebar is beautiful - I love that grand fireplce!

Thanks for stopping by today with the encouraging words. Any friend of Mrs. Darling is a friend of mine! :)