I've been out of work since Sunday night. I woke up feeling feverish and not well, but I thought I could tough it out. Wrong. I made 3 hours into my shift before I had to call my boss to relieve me. I came home, ate a bowl of soup and went to bed. I stayed there for about 36 hours before I even had the strength to stand again, and even now, its rough to be up for more than 10 minutes or so. I kept a fever of 99.9 the entire time I was in bed. Once the fever broke, the coughing began. Let me tell you, I prefer the fever. Nothing like trying to use my touchscreen phone when a coughing fit hits me. I hit the wrong tab every time.
Rob was kind and took care of me while I was sick and kept the house tidy. Once I was able to raise my head for a while, we moved my laptop to beside the bed so I could keep up with the world. I have some wonderful friends on the Internet who've made me laugh until I cough until I can't breathe. Got to love a friend like that! I plan to meet up with them again later tonight for some New Year's Eve shenanigans.
Since I am home sick from work, I can't be out traipsing all over just because it's New Year's Eve. It was horrid enough taking Brandon to his appointment with his psychiatrist today, but it had been postponed three times in December, and we really needed to discuss how he is doing. The medication we had him on was adding to his aggression and compulsive behaviors and he has lost more weight that we are comfortable with from his lack of appetite, so we switched up the meds. But I digress. I was talking about New Year's...
So instead of traipsing around this evening with my wonderful hubby and kids, I will be enjoying New Year's Eve from the comfort of my warm bed and the light from my trusty laptop. The hubby and kids are headed to a family evening at church and then to a friend's for pizza making and to watch the ball drop on TV. The beauty of all of this is....
I'm going to be alone!
No kids, no hubby and complete control of the remote! I can't think of a better way to spend an evening. Okay, I can do without my lungs trying to escape my body every 20 minutes or so, but other than that, I am giddy with excitement trying to figure out which movie to watch first!
Since I've been a very bad blogger and let Christmas slip by without posting, I wanted to add that Christmas was wonderful. Financially, I didn't think I would be able to pull it off, but at the last minute it all came together. I got the kids what was on their lists, but not their dream gifts. I was prepared to tell them Santa wasn't able to make enough, but at the last minute, my mother in law was able to get them each their one dream gift. Matthew's was a DSi, which is the newest version of Nintendo's handheld system. Brandon's was a Spiderman bike. The look on their faces was pure joy. Santa still lives on in our home for another year.
Here's to a Wonderful, Blessed, Joyful, Happy New Year!!