Thursday, February 24, 2011
Bring on the Nyquil
This week, the Middle Child has been home with a sore throat, fever, ear ache, you-name-it-he's-got-it. Except for strep. The test was negative.
Yesterday, I couldn't drag myself out of bed. Luckily, DH was home and he took over. This morning I felt better enough to go to the grocery store to get bread, milk, and cough medicine for the Middle Child. About half way through the grocery store, I suddenly had no energy and wanted to crawl into the cart and curl up and go to sleep. But I didn't. Instead, I went down the frozen foods aisle and grabbed a pint of Ben & Jerry's coffee ice cream, because it really is the best thing for a sore throat. It's been scientifically proven.
Between naps and watching endless episodes of Clean House and House Hunters, I've been buying books on Amazon with my Swagbucks. And finishing up some library books that are now past due. One is called Don't Dump the Dog by Randy Grim. It is the best and the funniest dog training manual I've ever read. This book will make you feel better about your dog, about yourself, and -- unless you don't have a pulse -- have you laughing out loud with stories about rescue dogs and advice for curing any type of canine misbehavior. Even if you don't have a dog, you will love the humor in this book.
The good news is that the Middle Child is now feeling well enough to make our tea. I just texted him to please put the kettle on and brew me a cup. I got a :) back. Gotta love technology.