Friday, January 27, 2012

under the weather

The one good thing about getting sick is that it forces you to slow down.
Or in the case of this latest virus- completely grind to a halt.
At first I was feeling resentful, after all, I had a full week planned and lots going on.
Not to mention that this is virus # 7 since the start of school in September. But who's counting?
Great I'm stuck inside. Again.
Fortunately the weather was on our side, being rainy and kind of dreary.
The perfect kind to snuggle, sip homemade chicken noodle soup and just rest and recover.
I know, I complain constantly about being sick, but for once, I'm trying to find the positive in all this excess mucus.
Okay the mucus not so positive...but being stuck at home with my girl isn't the worst thing in the world.

The last few days have kind of forced me to think.
Really think.
About life, how quickly it flies by, the fragility of it all, what I still want to accomplish, who I want to surround myself with and how I can be a better mother.
Lord knows there is always room for improvement in that department.
After a bit of reflection, I was reminded of how lucky am I that it's me who gets to take Lulu to the doctor, rub her back, read her stories and give her the extra comfort and love that she needs when she's not feeling well.
And hey there's always the Internet to keep you busy while being stuck on the sofa all day, right?
After sifting and sorting through cyber space, I came across so many new and inspiring blogs and got reacquainted with some that I had forgotten.
I feel kind of rejuvenated, and maybe even a little inspired.
Being forced to stop, slow down, and breathe (albeit with extra effort due to congestion) has helped to recharge me.
I have all kinds of creative ideas brewing and look forward to get some new projects started.
Sometimes life has a way of giving you signs and nudges you in directions that you might have overlooked otherwise.
I guess you just need to slow down long enough to take notice and do do something about it.

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Wayne Dyer

edited to add: Okay, so after 12 consecutive days of having to cross my legs so I won't pee my pants from coughing so hard, I give in. I'm Miserable.
If only I had done more of those kegel excercises in the second & third trimester..argh..
Currently on antibiotics for an inner ear infection & bronchitis. Add in chronic severe headaches, nausea and sinus pain = one extremely cranky momma.
Trying to be positive...trying really really hard...but finding it increasingly difficult due to far too much Phlegm & other unpleasantness.
Calgon take me away!....


Gabriella said...

Ahhh the endless cycle of getting sick, I hate it!!!

But at least it allowed for some rejuvenation thinking going on!

And nice makeover! Funny I also changed mine around these last few days too!

Get better!!

Tania said...

That was the most positive take on mucus that I've ever heard!

kurrabikid said...

I love this post - I could do with a touch of your positive outlook at present so thanks for showing how it's done. How you're all back to 100% soon.

Sandra said...

Lots of inspiration going around! Love the new design.

I look forward to reading more posts. And about the people you are with - at Alt Design Conference Ben Silberman, founder of Pinterest, talked of surrounding yourself with people who inspire you.

Here's to doing that in 2012!