Sunday, October 18, 2009

Begone, Swine!

Yeah, yeah, I know it's properly H1N1, but it's more fun to talk about swine flu.

Anyway, we all appear to be recovering well. The Gum Zombie and I were finally fever-free on Friday which means he's cleared for school on Monday, and I can head back to work without worrying about infecting the entire office. I still have a bit of a headache, but it's less than it was and the body aches are gone.

We also got well just in time for my mother's dog to come stay with us for two weeks while my parents go on vacation. Dora is a fourteen-year-old Chihuahua. Teddy worships her. The Elder offspring babies her. The Gum Zombie tries to make nice with her but she prefers to gnaw his hand. And God knows I love her, but she nips my younger son and my husband (she didn't know them well when she was younger; ergo, they're The Enemy), and she hasn't stopped barking for more than 30 seconds since we got here.

It's been over an hour now. I think my headache's making a full-force return.

Did I mention Dora hates cats?

Yeah. They're part of what makes her bark. Doing the math from the sidebar listing, I've got three of 'em. Ouch.

So. Two long weeks down, two more to go. On the plus side, I get to get back on my treadmill tomorrow, and I don't think I'll be able to hear her bark over the sound of the motor. I think I'll try Week 3 of C25K again, since I've had to take an entire week off (and as a side note, due to Choreboy trying to make sure I ate well while I was sick, I am almost certainly the only person who has gained weight while having the flu). I just got an MP3 player and I'm interested to see if having songs to mark off the running sections will help at all.

Well, that is if I manage to even get my hands on the player. The kids have hijacked it to the point where I'm thinking I'm going to need to erase my copy of London Underground from the lineup lest they come across it and ask me just what a few pertinent words mean.



The Crazy Woman Inside Me said...

I’m so sorry to hear that you and your family contracted the swine flu, Amanda--but so glad to hear you’re doing much better…well, except for the headache. Hope that’s gone soon too. It’s good that you were able to eat well while sick. Careful not to overdo it with the exercise while you’re recovering! :-0

Jenn said...

So glad to hear you all are on the mend!!!
Sorry about the barking - I have a yapper, too, so I know what it's like. My dog is higher maintenance than my kids!!

Jess said...

Awww, Choreboy sounds like a sweetheart! Glad you're feeling better, but booooo flu. Grats on getting to week 3 of C25K- I honestly didn't get past day 1. I will try it again, though. Good luck, but take it easy on yourself 'cause you're still recovering.

Word Verification: Caphoot - I get the *best* words on your blog :)

Angel said...

so glad you're all feeling better--JB's nighttime prayers were getting mighty long ;)

take it easy while you're on the mend!