Saturday, 02 February 2013
As some of you may know, @joyouswind caught the nasty norovirus that's going around. What she didn't mention in her post is that she ate supper with us the night before... And told us about her job being eliminated... And got several hugs from me. And then I read her post a few hours later and my first nurturing, motherly reaction was,"GAH!!! I HUGGED HER!!!"Luckily, I ate breakfast before reading her post but I was so paranoid I was afraid to eat the rest of the day. I did eat, but only 2-3 hours after the usual mealtimes. Noon came and went, I didn't feel sick, my stomach started grumbling and I thought, "You should eat while you can," and made a turkey sandwich. Then dinnertime came and went, my stomach started grumbling, I didn't get sick so I warmed up some soup.
But then bedtime rolled around and I thought, "What if it hits during the night and you're so groggy from your Ambien that you can't make it to the bathroom?" So I didn't take my sleeping pill last night. Here's what I learned:
- I still have insomnia.
- When I catnap, I have weird and disturbing dreams.
- Snow plow drivers start work around 4 AM.
- Boo barks at Brett when he's shoveling the driveway.
Today I feel like that cartoon dog that propped his eyelids open with toothpicks. I can't find a photo of him, but if you were a kid in the 60s you can picture him. And on top of being sleepy, I have another killer sinus headache. I noticed an empty packet of Sudafed on the kitchen counter so Brett must be suffering too. There's a big red L right over us on the weather map; that might have something to do with it.
I haven't been out of the house in two days. I'd be perfectly willing to make it three, but Boo is almost out of treats and we can't have that. Bribery is the only thing that keeps him in check. So, seeing as how it's nearly 11 AM, I suppose I should take a shower, put on some clothes and start shoving snow off the van. I was really hoping I could hold out until the next melt. On the bright side, if the shower doesn't wake me up, the snow should do the trick.
I hope your Saturday doesn't involve norovirus, Ls or snow removal.