(the morning light in our kitchen is pretty, don't you think?)
In the past few days Norah and I have been battling a pretty gross virus. You know the kind of sickness that makes you feel like your soul is trying to escape your body via any orifice available? Yeah... that kind.
When you spend a lot of time laying around doing nothing and not leaving the house for days, it makes a lot of time for thinking. And I just wanted to share a few of my thoughts/observations.
1. It's always good to take the long view: there are people in history and in this world currently that have it a lot worse. Sure, I got puked on about ten times Saturday night. But! At least I'm not some pioneer woman alone in the middle of nowhere during a month long blizzard! At least I'm not a homeless third-world person after a natural disaster! I still have a house and clean water and a washing machine. It might be not very much fun, but I know this will not be my fate:
2. I'm starting to think there are some kind of immune system-weakening properties in Norah's shrill, whiney scream. She's in that pre-2 phase when they figure out that being REALLY LOUD gets them noticed quickly. But I swear, anytime she starts in, I just feel like all the energy immediately exits my body.
3. I realized I have nothing to wear while sick. My wardrobe is pretty much just nice clothes, or workout clothes and pajamas, with not much in between. If I have to run out for bleach and ginger ale, I'd like to have something to wear other than skinny jeans or my roller derby tights. What do you wear when you're sick?
4. As soon as I'm feeling 100%, I'm going straight to Dunkin Donuts to reclaim all the calories I've missed.
5. And last but not least: being a stay at home mom can be really lonely and discouraging. I know I've tried to be funny here, but the past few days have been a struggle. Just wanted to put that out there in case anyone needed to hear it. I'm doing fine. But it's hard.