The only good thing about a sick day is that you can spend the majority of it burrowed deep inside your warm cozy blankets. Pillows seem fluffier, time passes slower and, if you're lucky, husbands will take pity on your patheticness and rub your back as you drift in and out of sleep.
For the past two days an evil stomach bug (which, for the soul purpose of story telling we'll name Norman) has wreaked havoc and set up shop inside my gut. And as with any tummy bug, there were the confusing moments where I wasn't sure whether to sit down or stand over the toilet. (Yep, as always I'm keeping it real up in here). But thankfully, after waking up from what can only be described as a truly marvelous nap this afternoon, the grumbles in my belly have began to settle (thank God) and that horrible wetness in my mouth is finally dissipating (thank God). Norman is officially packing up and moving out - although it seems he enjoys this part of town and has decided to relocate just a short block over in the depths of Carl's belly. Poor bugger.
We're married now, babe. What's mine is truly yours. Including our new friend Norman.
So here I am, preparing to shift roles from the pathetic toilet loving lump to back rubbing Tums sharing wife of the year.
Wish me luck.
Oh, and as a side note - My extra time in bed meant that my NookHD and I really relinquished the unplanned bonding time. Today I finally got to begin reading Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle (the author of The Big Mama Blog, for those of you who didn't already know). I'm already 3/4 of the way through and I seriously can't put it down. In all honesty, you're damn lucky I've stopped long enough to type this post. So if, like me, you're one of those nosy people who enjoys reading memoirs - hop on the bandwagon. Just like her blog, Melanie's book is witty and honest. I just adore her writing, and getting to read all about her experience as a new Mom to Caroline is both hilarious and educational.
Check it out, peeps!