We continue to be sick. Now it is everyone. Mark and Nevin made their trip to the doctor today. Calvin and Evangeline were diagnosed with bronchitis and ear infections. Nevin has similar symptoms, though not as bad. We opted to send him to the doctor anyway because we thought he might get the antibiotic in him before his symptoms worsened. All toll, we have had some sort of cold/flu virus hanging around in our house for 4 weeks. You know how horrible you feel when your house starts to show signs that no one is really cleaning it. It makes you feel sicker. But as I was diagnosed with a sinus infection yesterday and am now on super duper antibiotics and an extra strength decongestant and wonderfully powerful cough syrup, I hope to be making a dent in the housework. Goal #1, finish all the laundry. It is in a state of limbo currently–1/3 done, 1/3 folded ready to be put away, and 1/3 still in the hamper. For anyone who has to do the laundy for 3 people or more, you understand my obsession with it. Goal #2, file papers that have piled up–YUCK! When your children start going to school, they bring home paper everyday. I have a neat little system for keeping many of them as childhood momentos, but alas, someone must put the papers in the notebooks! Then there’s the mail and the bills, and the things you should keep. Paper is one of those things you should take care of everyday, or it grows into a scarey monster. I am at the King Kong level with the paper I have to deal with. Somehow when you are constantly wiping noses, taking temperatures, doling out medicine, making trips to the doctor, fixing meals, talking on the phone with doctor’s offices, etc., etc., filing papers and doing laundry fall by the wayside. Then there’s the vacuuming and the dusting, and all the projects you were going to get done this month. It starts to feel overwhelming. And, when you are sick and the sky is gray with snow clouds, it is hard to feel motivated.

But, now that I have vented on my blog, I can proceed. The children are watching a video, so I can move on to the laundry and the papers. After that, the sky’s the limit of what I can accomplish.

4 thoughts on “Sickness”

  1. Hope you guys are beginning to feel better and you, Jenn, are getting enough rest. We’ll pray for the health of the Hornes’ household.

  2. Yay for drugs! Hope the meds do the trick for you all.

    I can totally relate to the laundry dilemma. In an attempt to avoid getting stomach flu from germy linens, I did about 12 loads of laundry when we got back from vacation. I swore I’d be doing wash until Easter. But it wasn’t true.

    Don’t be discouraged, just keep plugging along and bit by bit you’ll finish. ((HUGS))

  3. Joel and Laurel,

    We are feeling better, but sleeping was still an issue last night. I woke up at about 4 am feeling light headed and stomach pains. I talked with the doctor today, and she said it is from the antibiotic. But it is not worth changing ab, because another type would probably not be strong enough to kill the infection. The laundry, btw, is nearly finished. I also got through enough of the papers to throw out what was unneeded. Progress. Thanks for the encouragement.

  4. We’re at the Savannah Public Library checking our email and our favorite blogs for the first time since we were at the Cobbs’ is Melbourne. Even there, Ray’s Apple was a pain and we were never able to see the storm pictures. By the way, they are overwhelming! We continue to pray for everyone’s recovery. Dad is still not back to his previous hearing level since before the ear infections, but he is hopeful. I wish all of you could get the rest we’re getting here: my father goes to bed by 10 each night is is up around 8 in the morning! We continue to pray for all of you.

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