SURVIVING THE FLU
jeeeeeeeeeez! i think i've survived, but i'm still not eating much, and DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH!
i got a bug, which manifested late thursday (before everyone else's labor day holiday) and put me down for the next 6 days. I was sure it was salmonilla, or ecoli.....but it was just the flu
i thought i was going to die....and amidst the dying, was spraying bleach behind everything i touched....the only thing worse than me having the flu, would be to pass it on to the baby, or my ole man....either of the two of them, would have ended up in the hospital.....
a disease survivable at home, only be a mommy
and worse??? lower intestinal.....nuff said
i will mention, that i could not keep a popsicle in my system for more than 5 minutes, and the pain and cramping was seconded only by hard labor in childbirth.
i cannot remember ever being this sick....and only after #2 trip to the doc, did i get meds to calm the cramping....class 4 meds, that left me dingy and with hairy teeth....but managed to totally stop the cramping, and allowed some rest. (i had been up and runnin *no pun* every 10 minutes prior to that)
make sure your house is disinfected, your diet is healthy, and if you notice an odd odor, eminating from one of your kids....keep them home!
i missed the biggest day of the year in the pharmacy.....in the last 20 years, ive called in maybe 3 times....and have vowed never to get another bug, as long as i live! Damn the things that miss molly brings home to me from kindergarten!!
Two more associates announced their departure at the store this week....and they are scrambling to fill positions. They got a dept mngr for my old dept...and a good one, but one doesnt replace two....especially two hard workers...it's a pity Wal~mart doesn't understand that the hard workers, ARE the old timers....*sigh*
no new policies as far as i can see, and no signing up about layaway, so i guess the gossip mongers missed that one.
My little lawyer girl, is in her new apt in D.C. , and shopping for furniture this weekend....she gets her first real paycheck this week. She continues to bust my buttons, and we're both ticking off the seconds, to get the results from the bar.
My little kindergarten girl, is ate up with congestion of the chest and nose, and evidently it showed at school on friday...she brought home a note telling us of temper tantrums, hitting, kicking, pushing, and generally being uncooperative....she did NOT have to turn over her 'good behavior' worm, though.....they spotted her runny nose, and wrote it off to that.
Haven't heard much from the boys...they have called, and seem a little overwhelmed with life in general, and all that has to happen to make life happen. Parents should let their kids see a little bit more of the stress involved in maintaining a house and bills...sometimes, in order to protect them, we don't give them a clue as to how HARD it is, to make it in the world today. It always seems to be such a surprise to them!
And i have to spend the day, catching up on my continuing education...have to log 20 hours to recertify, and that deadline is approaching soon (had intended to do that on my 4 day weekend, which was spent in the loo....hmmmmmm i shoulda set the laptop up in there!) Shouldn't be too hard to do...as nascar, missouri tigers, kansas city chiefs, and opening day of the NFL season, seems to be a priority for the sarge!
Unfortunately...i think i also will be closing the pool today...i took a walk with the german shep this morning, and it was only about 60 degrees, and although the leaves are all still green, had the slight odor of autumn surrounding me....might be a good day to check out the new childrens park, with miss 'icky nose' today, too.
I really hate to see the end of summer....