September 25, 2008

Is a 15 minute nap going to be enough?

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
I'm finally starting to feel more like myself. I hadn't had a migraine headache in MONTHS and this last one kicked my butt! The past two nights have left me wishing that I, myself, had a 7:30 bedtime! I ended up dozing on the couch by 8:30 or 9:00 both nights and waking up to go to bed around midnight. Other that almost falling victim to buying something off the infomercial on the television, I went right back to sleep. And slept like a rock.
The sore throat is almost gone, thanks to the ocassional spoonfuls of honey and constant hot tea or ice water. The runny nose has arrived, but the dry throat seems to be letting up.
Internet, I think I really have a cold.
Were it not for the migraine that came on when the rest of this was starting, I'm sure I wouldn't have been so tired. Either way, I have slept almost all of nine hours each of the past two nights. I'm sure that has helped! I'm also taking my vitamins twice a day, as opposed to once. I don't like the way cold medicines make me feel, so I tend to stay away from them unless I really feel like I need it. This time, I think rest and plenty of vitamins are what I really need. I can handle a runny nose. I can handle a cough. I cannot handle feeling shaky and twitchy the way most cold medicines make me feel. And I'm a pretty cheap date, so it doesn't take much for me to feel that way.
David has it too. His symptoms seem to be a day ahead of mine, almost like clockwork. Each day, he can tell me how I'm going to feel the next. And he's been right! 5YO seems to have a version of it, too. She has a slight cough and has to blow her nose a couple of times a day. Other than that, she's a trooper. Nothing really gets to her the way it does most of us. I'm not quite sure if 12YO has it or not. She hasn't really said anything, being mostly preoccupied about the new holes in her smile and the upcoming progress report.
Straight A's = A Cell Phone.
She doesn't really NEED a cell phone at this point in her life, but she really, really wants one. And she is working her tail off to earn it, so I can't argue with that. I can check her grades online whenever I want, down to the assignments she has turned in that day, so she knows that the phone may come and go from time to time. She doesn't care. She wants one and she is thriving in junior high in the process. She has the highest grade in her history class, an A+ in pre-algebra and, from what she says, A's in the rest of her classes too. When school gets harder, we're probably going to have to come up with some other sort of deal. But right now, this child is on a mission to succeed and I don't care what brought it on!
As far as 2YO and this cold goes, she's showing no signs of it yet. I'm sure she'll start coming down with hers when the rest of the family is over it and hers will include a really bad cough that lingers for weeks, as usual. I bought that cute humidifier so it could just sit in her room permanently, and that's where it is.
I managed to nap for about 15 minutes while I was trying to get 2YO to nap. I woke up at 5:45 this morning and plan to stay up until 11:00 tonight. Why? Because Grey's Anatomy is on! DUH!!! I like that show. I just hope I like it enough to stay up until 11:00! We have cheer practice tonight, so things will be a little more exhausting anyhow.
I think exhausting may be my new normal.

1 comment:

SJSFalter+ said...

I hope you are all feeling better soon. I hate when a sickness works its way through the family. At the moment Baby A has something but the rest of us are doing okay. Fingers crossed it passes through him soon and him alone.

The cell phone motivation sounds fabulous. If that is getting her head over heals about learning and her grades, so be it. I would love to find that one thing when the time comes to give my boys the same motivation. Currently Q-tip is just happy and loving his new class.