Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What Goes Around...

I realize that it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. It’s a combination of being busy, being sick and being lazy. A few weekends ago I was sick 7 times in one morning! I know…awful! Sadly, I’m one of those people who aren’t a trooper when sick! I want sympathy and I want to be waited on! This comes from being young and being sick. My mom would be so amazing and would sooth my rugged brow, indulge me with my favorite “get better” foods (Strawberry yogurt and Corn Curls! – A Zimbabwean snack!), and take care of me head to toe! The “get better” foods were such a treat and would make me feel better the moment I devoured them! I would have classical music playing on the record player, or my mom would read to me: Pilgrims Progress, or a Robert Louis Stevenson short story. When I was really sick, with a mild case of Malaria and out of school for 6 weeks, I listened to Anne of Green Gables and the Wind in the Willows on tape. We didn’t have a TV so this too was such a treat. I remember having the liberty to imagine what the characters and places all looked like without being shown them on the TV! That’s the best part about reading, or listening to books - I can still remember how the people and places looked! So, as you can see, I got better with a lot of Tender, Loving Care! Well, compare that to Steve, who although received love when sick, was also taught “if it doesn’t kill you, it only makes you stronger!” I agree with that, but when I’m sick…I just want love! If he were sick, he’d run around the block to clear his head, or just take Tylenol and let nature take it’s course! Well, he came home from camp with a very sore throat and a cough! He refused to go to the Doctor during the 1st two weeks of being sick, and being the generous husband that he is, finally shared his germs with me. That was 3 ½ weeks ago and we’re both still sick! I did finally make an appointment for him and for me. His Dr’s office had to get all his info again as he hadn’t stepped foot in there for over 2 ½ yrs! He went to the Dr too late as he already passed it on to me, and I went too early. I was trying to be preventative and have them give me something so I didn’t get the urge to “share” my germs either, but they didn’t give me anything, just told me to drink lots of liquids and take some cough syrup. Well, now I’m still sick and I think it’s in my sinuses. Its funny as it serves me right I guess - I was only just bragging the other day about how I’d been healthy for over a year thanks to the Vitamin C I started taking every morning! Like they say, what goes around comes around. Except in a generous household, it just keeps going around!


Blogger katie holt said...

i am so sorry that you are still sick! this bug just won't leave you guys alone. let me know if you need anything! need more friends on dvd??? feel better!

11:24 PM  

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