Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I'm sick of sick

This house is a germ-infested zone right now. My cold has now switched to my sinuses, particularly my right sinus and it's aching. I'm producing more mucus than anyone should ever produce.

I took 2 Tylenol PM's last night instead of my usual 1 just to ease the aching and get better sleep. However, my sleep was disrupted by my oldest daughter emerging from her room, standing in the hallway at 3 am. I looked at her, and knew she had gotten sick. I said, "Did you puke?" She nodded and headed for the bathroom. And there it was, on the bed, down the side of the bed, in the rail, on the floor and rug.

So here go hubby and I cleaning it up, which wasn't easy in my Tylenol PM induced daze. Poor hubby almost gagged himself. I shampooed the mattress, rug, and carpet. We changed Meg and got her down on the couch, and we were back in bed around 3:30ish. Zach kicked me in the side for quite some time after that (I must have disturbed him) and my sinuses started draining again. Not a great night of sleep at all, and poor Bryan had to get up early to head to Louisville for a day trip.

Needless to say, I kept Meg home today. The good news: I got my new washing machine last night and I"m making good use of it already today :) It's nice and quiet too. I love it. I've got minestrone soup in the crock pot for supper and I'll make some chicken salad with some pre-baked chicken I bought at Kroger. Keeping Zoe away from Meg is a challenge in itself, and she's being a typical almost-3 year old, so it's a tiring day. At least I've got my crock pot and new washing machine to help me out :)


Melissa said...

Bless your heart! We woke up at 1:00 am last Tuesday morning to the same thing with Sydney. She had to miss a day of school, too, but luckily it was only a 24 hour thing. And I know exactly how you feel trying to keep the kids apart - Lucas always wants to be right where Syd is so it's hard to keep him well when she's sick and vice versa! Hope you guys feel better soon!

Theresa said...

Sure hope you and Megan are feeling better today and that you haven't shared with Zoe. Congrats on the new washing machine. You know it's sad when we get excited about new appliances, LOL.

Misty said...

That's just what I thought when I found myself giddy from reading the user's manual :)