Monday, February 28, 2011

Just Another Manic Monday

1. I cannot remember the last time I was as sick as I was last week. Pat cannot remember a time I have EVER been that sick. Each and every day, I would be convinced that the next day I would feel better, and I just never got better. It was devastating. Usually I bounce back from an illness or injury pretty quickly. I thought I was going to be heading to the hospital if I couldn't get the shivering under control. I had the flu at the beginning of the week, and then at the end of the week, I had a sinus infection and bronchitis.

2. I was wearing two pair of pajama pants at most times next week because I was SO COLD! So cold, I would take shower after shower after shower trying to warm up, it was the only five minutes of the day I was actually warm.

3. Bless Patrick's heart, he was a lot of help during all this, and he had a lot on his plate as well. I think he is ready to run away for awhile. I don't think he is interested in being a stay at home dad.

4. I need to go replenish my medicine supply at Costco this week. I refuse to buy ibuprofen or Tylenol anywhere else because you get a million and one pills for next to nothing at Costco, compared to other places. I also feel this way about trash bags. I always hate spending like 17 dollars up front for trash bags, but OMG, I don't have to buy them again for MONTHS, and I would spend WAY more than that other places.

5. I am WEAK today. I feel like I was hit by a bus, and I am finally learning to stand up again. I have ZERO energy. I think the small amount of muscle I have atrophied.

6. I watched a lot of Real Housewives of Orange County when I was in bed, a city of Real Housewives that I haven't watched in the past, and OMG, where do these women come from? I have to say I had many feverish thoughts about dumping Patrick and running away to the OC to find one of these men who would lavish me with diamonds and probably have a house cleaner come in to take care of the house (ESPECIALLY WHEN I AM SICK), but none the less, I am still here cleaning up after the madness that was last week. Such is life! :-)

7. The Pioneer Woman didn't tweet me after my success of cooking my way through her cookbook. I am kind of mad at her right now, but it will pass soon!

8. My kids are in a HUGE talking back phase, I think a Costco size bottle of Dial soap needs to make the list. Seriously, how do I break this? It is making Pat and I crazy.

9. I am desperate to see the Charlie Sheen interview this morning on the Today Show. You KNOW it is going to come on when I take Jackson to school. Murphy's Law!

10. Gas-HOLY GAS PRICES PEOPLE! If there was ever a reason to home school, it is that I am sick of paying an arm and a leg to fill up my car! Did that just make you all laugh, me. . .homeschooling!


Claire said...

Ok - yes, you homeschooling cracked me up, as it does to think about doing it myself!

The talking back thing: here's what a book I am reading recommends, and it is a little hard core, but I know it has worked for a couple moms! When they talk back, you say nothing - just turn and walk away. Then you wait for them to want something from you (which we KNOW won't be more than three minutes!!!), and your answer is a simple no. No matter what it is. When they freak out and ask why, you tell them you didn't like the way they spoke to you earlier, so you don't feel like doing anything for them now. They will probably apologize and then you can forgive them, but they still don't get what it was they wanted. "I am your mother, not your slave. And I deserve your respect." After this happens three or four times, most kids get it: if I talk back to my parents, I don't get anything from them. And we know EVERYTHING they have comes from us. So, it seems like it would work to me!

Hope that might help! Here's hoping you have a much better month of March!!!

Anonymous said...

Kind of like Claire's idea there, but I think they will remember the soap in the mouth!!! You must remember it if you are considering it!!
Glad you are feeling somewhat better.

Cynthia said...

did you get to see Charlie? He's manic. all over the place and a nut job. it was very sad to watch.

glad you're feeling better.

boo on PW for not at least giving you props for cooking everything! I bet you are the only one of her readers that has!