Monday, September 28, 2009

Mostly dead all day*

Hi there. I'm back, but just barely. This H1N1 has knocked me for a loop. I don't remember the last time I was this sick for this long. I've been in bed asleep or curled up on the sofa ignoring the kids since last Wednesday. I've left the house twice in the past week. I'm a recluse by nature, but this is a little much, even for me.

My head is still stuffed up, and I'm still running a bit of a fever, which is rare for me. But I don't feel quite as much like death warmed over as I did on Saturday, which was the worst day. I haven't eaten much in the past week and have probably lost the last five pounds of pregnancy weight that was hanging on, but I wouldn't recommend this as a diet plan.

B has kept the house and kids going, mostly. He's done lots of cooking and bathing of kids and bed-time stories, but no cleaning. Which is fair I guess - there's only so much you can ask of a man.

But now it's time for me to stop lolling around and get out of bed. I've decided I'm going to kick this bug once and for all through sheer willpower and determination. Because that always works.

Get your H1N1 vaccine when they come available. You do NOT want this bug.

*10 points to anyone who knows the reference, except for you knittergran, keeffer and runnerdude. I know y'all know it.


Holly said...

oooh, oooh!
* raises hand *
I know the answer!!
* squirms in seat, waves arm back and forth *

Ok, so as not to give the answer away, but to prove I know where it's from ... "Have fun storming the castle!" My mom used to love telling us that when we left the house, but it's ironic because she has NEVER seen the movie.

joanna said...

Hi-5! 10 points! Love that movie! Sam loves it, too. I think the Alamo showed it this summer as part of the free kid shows. His other 80s movie favorite is Goonies, which, upon reflection, isn't the best movie for a 6 year old.

Becca said...

HA!~ i used the same quote as my facebook status yesterday!!! Would you like a nice piece of mutton with that?

Ann in NJ said...

I MUST be still sick, because I feel like I should know it and I'm not sure.

However, I'm now sure that I had a cold and not H1N1 because, while I still have a stuffy nose and a truly impressive cough, I have not run a fever and I've been (mostly) functional the whole time. Hope you feel better soon!

Janice Ellen Wright said...

I had no idea where the reference is from so I had to click on the comments! Based on which I'm gonna guess it's from a the movie has Mandy Patinko, Billy Crystal, Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in it??

Janice Ellen Wright said...

PS, I do hope you're over the bug soon, and, well, it sounds funny to even say this but -- Thanks for the warning!

Anonymous said...

That is the BEST MOVIE EVER. We love, "[sniffing] Iocane -- I'd know it anywhere!"