Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I Am Sick



Yes, it's true. I am sick. This is not good for a mother of four who still has shopping and baking to do.

On the upside, I have stopped throwing up. (Don't worry. As this is not a medical blog, I won't be offering further details!)

On another upside, my stomach is exceedingly flat.

On yet another upside, I can now keep down tylenol which helps keep the aches and shivers at bay.

This Christmas will be known in our family as The Christmas Mom Learned To Delegate.

I'm off for a cup of tea and some dry toast. I'm making detailed lists for various family members to pick up my slack. And then I'm crawling back into bed.

Seasons Greetings to you and yours!!

(And if I do manage to drag myself out and you see me in the stores, don't hug me. )

24 comments:

Patti said...

eep! not the christmas bug. here's to the new year being healthy. merry christmas, barry!

Patti said...

...um, barrie.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Oh no! As a fellow mommy of 4, I know all too well that this is not a good time to be sick. Please take care of youself! I hope you have a merry Christmas, despite all the yuckiness!

Vodka Mom said...

wait, your stomach is flat? Get your ass over here and give me a kiss.

David Cranmer said...

Sorry to hear your not feeling better. Drink some spiked eggnog and that should perk you up. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Barbara Martin said...

Barrie, a nice batch of mulled wine with lemon, oranges, cloves, cinnamon stick all warmed up would make you feel a whole lot better and then you'd be able to sleep, which is a necessity when anyone has a nasty bug. The symptoms sound like the flu bug that went around Toronto in early November.

Hope you feel better soon, and do have a Merry Christmas...make certain you try eat something to keep up your strength to combat this bug.

kim said...

Hand written delegation lists -- Brilliant!
I will try that next time.

Stay in bed and Merry Christmas.

If you happen to be in bed with your laptop, go to my blog for a moment of cheers.

The Anti-Wife said...

Merry Christmas!

Ello said...

Please feel better soon and Ihope you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Swishy said...

Boooo ... I hope you're feeling better! Merry Christmas :)

preTzel said...

Barrie - I am sorry to hear you're sick. I hope you are feeling better soon!

Amy said...

Feel better soon, Barrie!

Bookworm said...

Aw, poor thing! I have a cold too, but I'm feeling better (thank God) and hope you do, too! Take a warm bath, drink some hot cider, and get well for the new year!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear you are sick. Hopefully by now you are feeling better at least enough to enjoy the fun. Feel better soon.

Merry Christmas
-YPN

Beth said...

oooooo, that's not good. But Merry Christmas anyways and I hope you feel better!

lyzzydee said...

Get well soon, I have had the mother of all coughs this Christmas and I ache from coughing, Christmas still happened!!!
Get well soon
xxxx

Beth said...

Hope you survived the day.
I'm guessing there was no turkey on your plate...

Rebecca Hickman said...

I have to admit that I was a little jealous of your stomach flu. My usually flat stomach has 2 new rolls.

Feel better!

gabe said...

Trust Santa - (and delegate)

You know that Leonard Cohen line - there's a crack in everything ... that's how the light gets in ? Well think of your illness as a crack in your mom management system.

Your kids will shine. (But get well soon!)
All the best

Laura said...

Hope you feel better soon...sending lots of healthy vibes your way!

Lainey-Paney said...

Well...I hope your Christmas was great. Hope you were feeling better!

laughingwolf said...

prayers and all the positive energies i can muster i speed for your recovery, m'dear barrie....

Anonymous said...

Get well soon! And Merry Christmas to you, too!
-Scribe

JaneyV said...

Yikes! I hope you're better now. Hope you and yours had a very Happy Christmas we still say that in England - is that OK?)

I am suffering from excess of everything and I would love a flat tummy. There's an upside to everything!