February 17, 2009

Checking In.

Tuesday morning. I thought I might wake up feeling totally better today, no such luck. I caught Jack's cold from last week. I wish I would have had this cold before he did, because I wasn't very sympathetic, he stayed home from school one day, but he never seemed THAT sick, just said that his head hurt and he had a stuffy nose. He does cry wolf a lot, so I have taken the route of encouraging him to just give school a try when he says he doesn't feel well. Most of the time it is a case of "I just don't want to go to school," but this cold is kicking my booty, so I am feeling a bit remorseful for not giving him the benefit of the doubt last week. My mother in law makes the best homemade chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles. She asked me if I wanted her to make me some tonight and I feel sure with one dosing of that I will be on the mend pretty soon.


As I have been feeling like a mack truck is sitting squarely on my head for the past 48 hours I don't have much to say today. Finished a book yesterday, Secret Life of Bee's by Sue Monk Kid. It was very well written. I am sure most readers have already read it, and or seen the movie. One of my friends and clients loaned me her book last month and told me I would enjoy it. I did enjoy it and it was perfect to read on a sick day. A day that your head is throbbing is not a day to pick up Henri Nouwen, too much thinking to do. This was a light and easy read, with some sadness and laughter along the way.


My cold is a consolation for one thing, I had really wanted to attend the WPPI this year in Las Vegas. It is the big daddy Wedding Photographers Conference. Takes place every year in Las Vegas, it is chock full of top of the line speakers, product booths and new tech stuff everywhere. I decided that I shouldn't spend the money this year on it, and have rethought that choice over and over. Up until last week was trying to talk myself into going, but timing just wasn't right for my budget. So I didn't go, and boy am I glad that I am not in Las Vegas with this horrible cold, glad I am at home and snuggled up in my bed. One very good reason to be thankful for my cold.


Have a super ah, ah, ah, choo - less day I hope.


Susan said...

We sure missed you at Bunco last night. Secret Life of Bees is one of my favorite books. I saw the movie, too. Dakota Fanning did her usual superb acting, but the language in the book is wonderful.

Hope you feel better, friend!

Lisa said...

Aahh...sorry that you are sick. Our day has been similar, with the same symptoms, except I'm not the sick one. I stayed home with Anne today. (I think Caryn brought her bad cold to our home this weekend.) I made her some yummy homemade chicken noodle soup too. I hope that you are on the mend soon.

Sharon said...

Hope you feel better soon. Isn't this a great time to re-emphasize good hand washing to the kids. We kept passing a horrible cold back and forth to each other, until we finally let up on the kissing!

Becky K said...

That is so funny. I do that all the time with the kids. Oh it isn't that bad and then I get what they had and I am down for the count. I feel horrible after so now I just have them lay around all day watching tv, reading and sleeping. That is what I would want to do if I were sick :)