Well, I think I get the day off tomorrow. Not for anything fun. I think I have food poisoning. All I know is that it's been a looong 24 hours. I really got off easy compared to some. The worst was last night, and today is more just fever and achiness. I have currently been up for almost 30 minutes, which is a record for me. Earlier this afternoon, I was sitting up for 20 minutes, and then took an hour nap.
Here's the thing, I have been extremely fortunate and hadn't had any kind of a stomach bug in almost 20 years. I forgot how much it hurts. I was so melodramatic as to lie on my couch and moan and groan last night. I live alone, so I can get away with those kinds of theatrics. I didn't even mind having to pay homage to the porcelain god, because it took the edge off the pain, so I was all for it.
The point of bringing this all up (besides the fact that I'm bored, and that I like to fill you in on waaay more than you ever wanted to know) is to salute moms. I was thinking at one point yesterday when I couldn't even stand up straight "Holy crap! What if I had to take care of kids right now, and what if they were puking their guts out ALL over the place?" And so I was instantly convinced that I live a life of ease and comfort because I have the luxury of just being sick when I'm sick.
Believe me, if I had the opportunity to be sick while taking care of my sick kids, I would do it in a heartbeat. Would I just be grateful to have the opportunity to have a family with all that entails? HEELLLL, no. I could do it, and it would be well worth it, but it would still suck. Also? Good reason not to purposely seek single parenthood.
Anyway, moms, I salute you. Because even when you have a helpful, supportive husband, you're still a mom even when you're sick.
And now I'm going to see if I can eat a little rice. My first meal of the day, and not so much in keeping with paleo, but it's the only thing I have that sounds even a little possible, and I should probably try to eat something.
Also, please pray for rain in the West. There are fires everywhere, some are threatening entire towns, and many people have lost everything. Makes a little bug seem pretty minor in comparison.