When Blessings Are Curses

October 26, 2008

A day curled up in bed sounds lovely – so lovely, in fact, that you’ve wished for fervently for months – until you’re forced into it by some nasty hobgoblin of a chest infection, some vile viral force that squeezes your lungs and throat and holds your aching body to the mattress and pillow and forbids you from enjoying for even one millisecond the fact that you are curled up in blankets in the middle of the afternoon and nobody expects you to move. So you end up cursing yourself for ever having wished anything of the sort and laying in a miserable heap, tormenting your sick self with the thought that you would be infinitely happier if you were upright and being shrieked at by children, because that kind of headache can be treated with Ativan and at least then you could enjoy some cookies.


(pulls blankets back over head.)

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    Awesome Mom October 26, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    I hope you feel better soon!!!! Being sick is only fun when you are healthy.

    Michelle October 26, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Sending well wishes your way! Feel better soon!

    Smiling, Beguiling October 26, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Awwww dang, that sounds terrible! Hope you feel better SOON!! And I also hope you have someone helping w/ the kiddos b/c there is nothing worse than feeling THAT crappy & having to get up and take care of your children anyway (I know, I'm a single mom). Hugs, sleep, chicken soup, and good drugs, etc. for a speedy recovery.

    Super Ninja Mommy October 26, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Whatever it is, its going around. My kids all had it, then they decided to give it to mommy. ‘look mommy, i maked you a present.’

    i so feel you on this one.

    ewe are here October 26, 2008 at 6:01 pm


    Seriously sucks.

    Hope you’re feeling better soon.

    Mom101 October 26, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    I think we should start a club called “Sundays with Ativan and cookies.”

    Or a band. Or a movie. Something. It just sounds good.

    Feel better lurve.

    kaila October 26, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    You probably picked up a bug from being with the relatives all weekend. Chicken soup, Ativan, Mucinex and hugs all around.

    Tiffi33 October 26, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    oh ick.

    I highly recommend Airborne…I have taken it & if it doesn't knock it out completely, it lessens it ALOT!

    feel better soon..

    Badness Jones October 26, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    So sorry! It’s the boy here who’s contracted that bug, and he hasn’t gotten off me since I got home from the Spa-a-thon yesterday. I’m as miserable as he is, and right now he’s trying to get into my shirt for a nursie. I’m considering tying his hands behind his back.

    Karen Sugarpants October 26, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    oh suckage. feel better, toots.

    Michelle October 26, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    ::sends chicken soup::
    Hope you feel better soon :(

    Domestic Extraordinaire October 26, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    this is totally not cool. you deserve to enjoy a day in bed because you want to, not because the illness forced you to. ((Hugs))) *with a surgical mask on of course* LOL

    doubleagentgirl October 26, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Feel better my beantown lovely! Sending you hugs and tylenol cold and flu…

    Ree October 26, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Get well soon. XX

    Anonymous October 26, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    When blessings are curses beggars just sigh…Get well soon, we are sending you heaps of get well wishes.

    kittenpie October 26, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Oh, that sux. Get better soonest, hon.

    Mel October 26, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Hmm… this sounds awfully familiar, except with my family, it was the flu. And after I got it, baby and husband got it too.

    tallulah October 26, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    The last time I had a day in bed was when I had a breast lump removed.

    Get well!

    No Mother Earth October 26, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Geez man, you need a break! Hope you feel better – and quick.

    Adrenalynn October 27, 2008 at 5:01 am

    That sucks… Hope you feel better soon, and that you get a chance to recuperate before going back to being super-mom! You need a break!

    Cat October 27, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Feel better soon, cause these cookies are delicious!

    Mimi October 27, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Best wishes, dude. I know it’s no Ativan, but there’s something to be said for Nyquil.

    The Mrs. October 27, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Feel better! Whatever that illness is, it’s going around. It was in my house for a month! We are finally getting over it!

    Laura October 27, 2008 at 11:53 am

    yeah. you gotta make sure that when you make that wish, it includes “bed and breakfast”, and “healthy as a

    There really oughta’ be a vaccine that prevents mothers from ever getting sick. EVER. No time for that.
    so sorry.

    Velma October 27, 2008 at 11:53 am

    I hope you are feeling better today!

    Tabitha (From Single to Married) October 27, 2008 at 11:58 am

    You poor thing – hope you feel better soon!

    LAVANDULA October 27, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    hope you feel better soon catherine…

    Theresa October 27, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Yeah.. i had the same thing.. just awful. Only I didn’t get to curl up alone. I got to suffer through it with a shrieking baby who also had it.

    Hope you feel better soon. It took me about a week to feel semi-human.

    courtney October 27, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Feel better soon! Being sick is no fun at all.

    Anonymous October 27, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    While you are recuperating, and always:

    May your blessings be horses and may you ride,
    May your dreams and desires ride along side,
    May your worries and troubles fall out behind,
    May your blessings be horses and may YOU RIDE!

    You are the girl who once stole a horse, are you not? I thought so.

    You can beat this and ride again.

    All the best wishes.

    hoppytoddle October 28, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Sista, I have lung disease. I KNOW that pain!

    Sending you a steamy cup o’ ginger tea with honey.

    O'Neal (The woman in charge around here) October 28, 2008 at 8:03 am

    All along I've thought we were immune to picking up what they bring home, cause you know Mommies can NOT get sick! That's what I get for thinking! Cause apparently I was WRONG and woke up with the same tell tale symptoms you are describing. Crap!

    At least you might get some psychodellic dreams from mixing the Ativan & behind the counter cold meds! That's what I'm hoping for anyway! ;)

    Parent Club October 28, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Ugh. been there. done that. recommend stay under the blankets. you can shovel the house later.

    April October 28, 2008 at 11:02 am

    aw, feel better soooooon. but maybe fake sick for an extra day, so you get that time in bed for yourself???

    Anonymous October 28, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    I enjoy reading your blog and thought you might be interested in an upcoming invitation-only webinar for bloggers being held by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It will focus on ways you and your family can protect yourself against the flu, and will be held on December 2 from 2-3 p.m. EST. Please save the date and watch for your official invitation e-mail from hseitz at cdc dot gov.

    justmylife October 28, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Feel better. As bad as it sounds, nature has a way of making you do what you need to do. Take care of yourself.

    Momo Fali October 28, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I don’t know, I treated my recent migraine with vicodin and quite enjoyed my stay in bed.

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    BOSSY October 29, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Awwww, feel better. And next time, be smarter: fake your illness, like Bossy.

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