Thursday, April 17, 2008

the sniffles...

A cold is such a misleading name. Most of the time, when I hear "a cold" I associate it with minor ailments and usually accompany it with thoughts of "suck it up, you just have a little cough or runny nose."

I think it is because of my bratty little judgements like this- that I get blasted with a doozie of "a cold." It has been going on for over a week now- and every morning, with all my stubbornness, I wake up and think- whatever it is just a cold- and go to work anyway. Then by the end of the day, I end up wondering how "a cold" can kick my trash so much and all I want to do it curl up and sleep for days. However, various aspects of "the cold" then keep me from the sleep I crave.

I'll spare you the rest of the unappealing details of the cold--

But yesterday, while I have finally begun the recovery path, I discovered that as bad as being sick is, it is worse to have your husband be sick! Yesterday Bobby came home from studying with a fever and a case of the sniffles. I immediately wished the cold back on me if only I could somehow take it away from him. I wish that I could make it better- and I hate seeing problems that I can't do anything about. With finals starting TOMORROW and us going on vacation next week- I wish this little cold of ours would just GO AWAY!

11 comments:

Frankman's said...

bummer!! i hope you start feeling better!!

Annalisa said...

i'll pray you get the cold now & over with so that you enjoy vacation. and pray that at least he can feel well enough through finals. smiles!! daytime contact works great.

tiffanie said...

i hope you get feeling better soon! Watch a little Ferris and eat some oranges. Let us know if we can do anything to help you get feeling better.

Anonymous said...

LOTS of vitamin C! Yeah, yeah, I know many don't buy into this, but years (and years and YEARS) have taught me better. (Zinc too.. oh, and echinacia doesn't hurt either.) Men do make tough patients, so we hope he gets well soon - for both your sakes! Love ya - Mom & Dad P

HOLYOAK CLAN... said...

This is your cousin Kendria- We got SLAMMED with that darn head cold crap too! WE are all sick in bed and the weather is beautiful outside- just to mock us. Hope you all feel better soon! Email me if you want to check out our blog- It's private.

Love ya!

HOLYOAK CLAN... said...

Our email is: kjholy@gmail.com :)

Papa Paradigm said...

I totally agree, but more so with the kids. I feel so bad when they get sick because there's not much you can do for them. But, when Evan gets sick right after me sometimes I feel bad for him because I know what he is going through but sometimes I'm thinking: oh come on, wasn't that bad.
Well, I hope you and Bobby get better soon and good luck with those finals.

katie said...

i'll feel bad for you as long as you purge yourself of all cold/flu germs before coming out. there are few things worse than a sick chip. . .

see you soon! we can't wait- the girls were ticked off that you didn't show up last night. . .

Annalisa said...

So today is the big day...only one final left and then bobby can recover before your trip?

Annalisa said...

There was a bunch of Thai air force men here from Thailand. Our president speaks Thai, fun! Thought of you today! Hope the travels for you are going well. "sà-wàt-dee"

Annalisa said...

thanks! i don't know how you sent this bug our way, but the boys have colds now. smiles, its been a good excuse to make soup (normally geoff hates soup)!