Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sick Day

I am taking a sick day today, even though I really do not have a job to call in sick to. For the past 5 days I have had a horrible cough that has not let up. I woke up this morning with my throat burning from the coughing, my ear hurts and my head hurts. NOT FUN! Oh ya, the best part? I lost my voice too!

So instead of going to the church to finish my training there, Matt took Tyler to preschool and I am home. Once I finish this post I will be in bed. Even though there are lots of things to do around here, I am trying to do what is best for me and not what I really want or need to be doing. This also brings to mind my latest venture in life. I am feeling grown up as of late b/c I have decided to try to learn to drink hot tea. It feels wonderful on my throat and has no calories in comparison to hot chocolate (which I love). I have become fond of the triple berry zinger tea. I am really enjoying it. I don't like coffee but enjoy the experience, especially this time of year, of having a warm drink in hand with good conversations with friends.

Not having a voice will prove challenging. Matt had to talk to Tyler and tell him mommy couldn't talk and if he needed me today he would need to come and find me since I won't be able to answer him. I went downstairs to get some tea and he had this funny look on his face. He hugged my legs and said he felt bad for me. Then asked Matt if I would have to go to the hospital! Kids!


Matt Barrett said...

I've been told, perhaps you have too, that medicine and vitimins prevent and / or shorten the length of suffering from such an illness.

I wouldn't listen to that advice. I'd probably just lay in bed all day be miserable and moan with my whispering voice in agony.

Perhaps this says it best! Love you!!!

Natalie said...

Are you going to take that lying down....oh wait, I guess so! I to have takin' a likin' to hot tea. I keep a box of the Lipton Green Tea w/ honey or lemon in it around for just this type of thing. I really like the Cranberry Apple from Bigelow. Hope you get to feelin' better.

Anonymous said...

I thought it (cold thing) was just hanging around Denver. We've all had it too. Nothing like being ill and pregnant b/c you can't taken anything!
12 weeks and 3 days...go to hear a heart beat tomorrow.
I hope you are feeling well very soon! We have to meet up!!!!!!

Steph said...

Good for you! I have had to learn the hard way that unless we take care of ourselves we cannot take care of our family and others like we desire to.

I hope that you are feeling better.

LunarWorld said...

I love tea! With the green tea fad going around, there are really a lot of great flavors out there.

Hope you feel better soon! Make Matt wait on you hand and foot until you're fully recovered.