Wednesday, 22 March 2017

bad hair day


Strictly speaking, this duck has a bad feather day. The photo illustrates the past few days very well, it has  been a bit of a bad hair week. I am not referring to my hair of course, this is mostly a bit wild, even a on a good hair day.

Richard and I have been unwell since Friday last week. I am rarely ill and nor is Richard and that we are both unwell at the same time is an unlucky coincidence. We blame James, poor wee mite. James is much better now, which is good. He still coughs a lot but on the whole he is back to his normal cheerful self. The other three have been fine.

The weekend is a blur. I spent much of it on the sofa or in bed although I did manage to play a few games and hand out chores. Turns out Sam is doing a fine job cleaning the bathroom - not that he offered to do it out of the goodness of his teenage heart, he negotiated payment. Empathy with sick parents is not very well developed in our house, we may have to put some more efforts in helping them develop their social conscience. Much arguing ensued over the last banana, the last slice of bread and the dire situation in the cereal cupboard.

We are on the mend. I felt almost human on Monday morning and today my eyes have not been producing a continuous stream of tears, which is nice. I didn't miss any work although I did take it easy. At the moment, I have the pleasure of reading up on a subject I'll be developing teaching material for, something that is quite enjoyable even when under the weather. Richard missed his weekend bike ride, which would normally warrant a visit to the A&E department and he took a sick day on Monday. Neither of us like taking time of sick, it is not worth it because the stress that results in an unplanned absence is worse than working when feeling miserable.

Richard went to a memorial service yesterday and was asked if he had retired yet! He looked much fresher this morning, a good sign of his recovery.

Normal service will resume shortly. Have a good midweek! xx

P.S. no donations of food necessary, Richard went shopping last night.

17 comments:

  1. Ah Christina that all sounds pretty miserable. Sending you long distance hugs. Jo xxx

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  2. Hope you're feeling back to normal (whatever that is!) soon, nothing worse than dealing with ill kids while you AND other half are ill :(
    Hugs
    Jillxx

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  3. Hey Christina,
    Nothing worse than when both parents are I'll. Marc is always more ill than me of course..., here's hoping you will be on the mend very soon.
    Leanne xx

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  4. Sorry you've been so under the weather, I hope you're both completely better very soon. VERY impressed with the bathroom cleaning, you have given me an idea... Glad there is food in the house now; things would turn very feral here if we ran out. Eat or be eaten is the motto in our house. CJ xx

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  5. Sorry to hear you have been poorly but glad you are both on the mend and the food situation is resolved. My youngest was home last week and complained that there was nothing to eat I.e. No crisps, biscuits, huge blocks of cheese, pizzas etc! Vegetables don't seem to count.

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  6. I hope you both feel better very soon! It's hard enough when one parent is sick.

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  7. I remember that need to go into work even when I felt awful. It was just too much hassle doing otherwise. Glad you are feeling a little better and that food supplies have been replenished. Hellish when you have to fight over the last banana :). I decided years ago that payment was the only way to go with teenagers. Mind you I called it pocket money and it had to be earnt..my cunning plan! Always a bad hair day here too, hats are good. Hope your week improves. B x

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  8. Sorry to hear that the two of you have been ill, hard to keep a family running when you're both down

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  9. I hope you're feeling a bit better by now. It's funny how mums are always the ones to nurse us when we're poorly but whenever they're under the weather everything comes to a grinding halt.

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  10. I hope you and Richard are feeling much better. It's not easy when both of you are ill, good that you have the two older ones to help out and look after James and Alastair even if Sam required payment for his services.

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  11. Bless your heart. Little B was ill for two weeks with that wracking cough. His little body got thinner and tighter and I could not help him. He is on the mend now, hope you feel better my friend. You need to rest up!

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  12. The coughs and colds this year have been ones that hang on for ever! Glad to hear you're getting better now x

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  13. I'm sorry to hear that 3 of you got this.. we all had it here too.. I'm glad some of your family managed to miss it. I hope you all get much better and are back to normal fast. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  14. Glad to hear you're feeling better. I too rarely take time off for sickness, unless it's the flu. I hate to let people down and leave them stranded.
    Hopefully this weekend you will all be back to regular routines. Take care,
    Wendy

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  15. That was very bad luck indeed to both end up sick at the same time. I'm glad you are on the mend. Hopefully in a day or two you'll feel 100% again. And I think Sam has great entrepreneurial potential. :-)

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  16. oh dear, hope you are feeling fully recovered soon xxx

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  17. Glad you are improving, and the cupboards have been restocked. Hope you are well soon, I can completely empathise having had what sounds to be very similar, and also having been like James and passed it on to my mum. xx

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