I didn't get the radiology report yesterday but will try and get in to get it today. I had a sore throat yesterday morning, and one by one during the day each of my older kids said "I have a sore throat and feel sick." Mine got worse over the course of a few hours and now I feel awful. Headache, sniffles, very sore throat. My little girl is still in bed this morning, and it's very unusual for her to sleep in at all, so I hope she isn't sick now too. Just in time for Easter weekend.
Has anyone else noticed I am getting sick, like, ALL the time lately?? I did not get sick at all for more than 8 months straight and then this winter it has been on thing after another. I hope good nutrition will build up my immune system. Whenever I am sick, I feel like life is being wasted sitting around feeling miserable!
I think I might start posting my food and calorie intake on my blog again, or at least on Twitter, to help me be accountable. I am really enjoying adding more carby veggies and fruit into my diet. Yesterday I bought fresh strawberries, 2 kinds of mangoes, salad stuff, cherry tomatoes, bananas, frozen dark cherries, frozen wild organic blueberries, petite peas, baby carrots, a red Garnet yam, and some frozen Brussels sprouts!
I had a very long, vivid, intense dream last night. I was at my aunt's house, and my family was getting ready to pack up and go home. I was gathering stuffed animals from the dirty hamper because they had gotten stuff on them and never had gotten washed but I wanted to bring them home. We all got on a plane, and we were flying somewhere and suddenly we were on an Amtrack train and I couldn't get my stuff together quick enough and all my family was gone. I looked out the windows and we were in China or something because all the signs were in some Chinese-looking writing, and everyone else on the train was suddenly Asian. We were speeding along towards a huge station and I had no idea where I was or how to get home. I was all alone. A young Asian couple who was bilingual smiled and explained to me how to get there... I think they were supposed to be helping me get home... but they were in a hurry and got off the train and into a car and sped away, waving and smiling as I sputtered, "wait... what did you say? Where do I go after I get off this train? Which direction?" And I felt this forlorn feeling wave over me, wondered if my family would ever see me again, and realized I had no money.
At first when I woke up I thought it might be about weight loss. Then I remembered that the overwhelming feeling in the dream was one of abandonment and being alone. I thought about a conversation I had yesterday with a friend about my mother's death. I do have feelings of being 'left behind' because, it seems, "everyone's dead." All the grandparents were gone decades ago, father gone more than 20 years ago and mother gone 10. No siblings. And as I was typing this I thought the whole "friendly Asian couple" represented that young Asian doctor who was supposed to take care of me but rushed off smiling instead.
Well, enough dream interpretation for now. I have a ton to do today but if my princess is sick, I will have to figure out something else. Maybe get one of my sick boys to babysit my sick girl so I can do the Easter shopping at least.
I am off to make some breakfast. Enjoy your day!
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