Moms Can Rant some…

Getting sick never comes at the best time, huh?

Came down with an ear infection on Friday and I’m wondering if I might not have the flu {yes, I had a flu shot a couple of months ago} along with it.

I have been in bed all weekend. :/

DH was very sympathetic on Friday.  He even gave me a card & a bag of Goldfish. {Which I haven’t eaten in a LONG time due to Operation Get Fit}

Saturday, the sympathy was waning and by yesterday was pretty much gone.

Warning: the whining is coming.

The plight of a Mother not having sick days. {Oh well, life is not fair.}

I was hoping the antibiotics would be kicking in by now and I would be back to normal.  No such luck. 🙁

This is where my flu hypothesis comes in.  The only other time I have felt this bad is when I had a kidney infection and the flu.

Friday morning I woke up very nauseous, but I had to push it aside.  This Mom was taking her first born to get her driver’s license.  Fortunately, she passed her test and she could drive me home and herself to school.



Here she is driving off to school BY HERSELF 🙁

Since I haven’t been able to clean the house and finish up Christmas decorating, I finally had to call off a Christmas party that was supposed to be held at our home on Tuesday. 🙁 {I’m really sorry, I would much rather be rushing around trying to get my house finished up for a party than feeling dizzy, achy & sore.}

The party won’t be cancelled entirely, they will have it at the church.  Boy is that a good thing, because my house is an even bigger mess than it was Friday! {scream}

I think my family thinks when Mom is sick, they can take a big vacation from doing anything around the house.  Why of course, because the one who is reminding them is in bed.

I was kind of hoping some of the Hallmark movies they’ve been watching would rub off on them.  Ya know, the one’s where the kids feel sorry for Mom being sick so they clean up the house for her.  No such luck.  However, DH mentioned how many loads off dishes he had done over the weekend.  Believe me, I am grateful, however there is still more sitting on the counter to be done.  You’d think about this time the fam would recognize all the work I do around here; instead of wishing I would quit whining about being sick.  Instead, I realize how much they don’t care that the house is a wreck.  I want to go on strike, but what good would that do.  It would only spin me into a deep depression.

On a lighter note, this morning I woke up to white flakes falling from the sky.

As I was driving my youngest to school this morning we heard the radio D.J. say, “Be careful this morning.  There is rain covering most of the country today except for snow in Oklahoma & Texas.”  My 8 year old remarked, “Thanks for mentioning us!” back to the D.J.  She knows how to make me smile, that girl. 🙂 {small miracle}

Last but not least, my Father is in surgery this morning.  Please keep him and his surgeon in your prayers.  He is having a radiation seed implanted for his prostate cancer.  It has a 95% success rate.  Do you know anyone who has successfully overcome prostate cancer this way?

My Dad with his guitar this summer

There. Ranting is done { for now 😉 },