That moment when you wake up from your dreams having dreamt that you had died, some horrible stomach tumor or appendix rupture only to realize that you are in horrible, mind blowing, earth shattering pain, which after a few moments of foggy realization you run lickety split to the bathroom. And that is how the debilitating bite of the horrible monster the stomach flu starts.
Yup. Need I say more? I guess lots of fluids, plenty of down time and tomorrow I will start back into things. I did however, even in the wet noodle like state that my body feels like it is in, mow my section of the lawn that I don’t let the kids do. The front of course. That needs my kind of perfection for every car to see on the Sunday afternoon parade route that is my street. This week most likely they will be highly disappointed, because I don’t care how badly the flowerbeds need edging I am much too weak to give a flying rats bum-cheek and if it wasn’t for the fact that we (both Jason and I and our two oldest girls) have youth conference next week and will miss mow day, no matter how sick I am I cannot let my lawn go that long. I know, ocd, but we all need something other than ourselves to be obsessed with.
I guess I could look at the pins and needles, or rather swords and cemetars, being jabbed into my tummy right now as something to feel horribly sorry for myself about. In fact a few minutes ago when I told my daughter Suzy, “Thank you so much for giving me your plague,” I was in reality expecting an, “I’m so sorry, Mom,” but in truth only got, “I told you it was horrible. Now do you believe me?” kind of reply when I wanted to pout a little.
I’m going to choose however to look at the glorious gift this is beyond the awfulness, I get to spend a whole day in bed, reading a book or writing on my laptop and I don’t even have to feel guilty about it like I normally do all those other days. In fact I will probably, out of concern for my family’s wellbeing of course, let my beautiful daughters trouble themselves with making dinner so that I don’t contaminate the rest of the family.
You see? Everything has andupside! Well time to go, the shining throne in my bathroom is calling me.