Yep. The flu/cold/icky whatever found it's way into my house! Despite my best efforts to keep everything bleached down and regardless of all of the soap and hand sanitizer, my hubby and I both ended up with the horrible thing! He had it for a week and gave up and went to the doctor the week before last and I was mocking him and taunting him with my ability to ward off ANY disease that may come near me.
That was until the Friday before last. When the itchy throat started. And the achy ness. And the little cough.
Fast forward one week to Thursday (of last week). Now you'll see my husband skipping around the house in all of his antibiotic-healed glory and me, wrapped up in a blanket with a washcloth on my forehead, coughing up what sounds like it very well might be my lung, surrounded by tissues, DayQuil, and Tussin.
Thursday night was a night of no sleep at ALLLLL for me thanks to the wonderful coughing fits. (But at least we have all of the movie channels on our AT&T plan so I watched Apollo 13 from 3am until 5:30am! :-)) So Friday I was the walking dead. Friday night, I had enough. I had heard that a certain concoction of meds had helped my sister in PA (who is also suffering) sleep... so I sent dearest out to CVS to get this for me. Liquid NyQuil, MucinexDM, more tissues, and some cough drops. I asked him ohsosweetly to sleep in an different room for the night so I could cough and not worry about waking him up. Around midnight, I swallowed the cocktail.
In less than 15 mins (from what I'm told), I was snoring and drooling on myself. HEAVEN! :-)
I woke up around noon yesterday. AND I FELT SOMEWHAT LIKE A HUMAN! Not like a completely functioning human that was ready to go out and conquer the world, but enough to get dressed and get a shower! YAY! So last night, I did it again! Didn't sleep as soundly, but woke up again like a human! I did lay down for a short catnap this afternoon (that lasted for 2+ hours). Now, all I have is a still-obnoxious productive cough, a tiny pingpong ball feeling in my throat, and a little bit of an earache. I fear that if it's still here tomorrow, I may have to suck it up and go to the doctor, though I'm sure they'll tell me that almost 10 days after starting this horrible journey, it's probably working its way out of my body on its own. So we'll see.
Needless to say, not much shopping or crafting has been going on in this house. A little, but not much!
The only thing that has been made this week are two birthday cards (that I forgot to take photos of) and three random Sesame Street characters that I made with Sesame Street Friends cart that I got on eBay for less than $10 a few weeks ago. I just wanted to see how difficult they would be to make for my niece who LOOOVES Sesame Street now. I didn't take photos of them, but I'll scan them in to share.
Here's Elmo.... the easiest of them all so far!
He's about 7" tall.... "fit to page" on an 8.5"x11" so I could see what I was working with. VERY easy to make.
Dorothy: She's about 3" tall.. a little more complicated, but not soooo bad.
She is 7 3/4" tall. I made her "fit to page" as well. SO many complicated pieces and cuts! Assembly wasn't too difficult once I knew what pieces I was looking at, but she took 7 different colored pieces of paper to make. (The little purple part of her skirt came off when I put her on the scanner... sorry!)
Don't know what I'm going to do with them, other than entertain my niece with them! For instance, when I Skyped with her and showed her Elmo, her response was priceless. "Mommy! Elmo at Ca-Ca's!!!" (She calls me Ca-Ca since she can't say Carol). Then she saw Abby and GASPED! I think when they visit for T'giving, she'll be asking me where they are....... uh oh!
So that's what's been happening in this house this week. Hopefully I'll be a little more mobile this week and I'll get some REAL stuff done and posted!
Wishing you all a happy, peaceful, and sick-free week!! :-)