Monday, January 03, 2005


It's the first official day of 2005 and Smartmom is learning how to rest --she's barely been out of bed all day. She did escort OSFO to school but she came right home and dove into her soft, warm bed.

Blessed rest.

Teen Spirit came home mid-day from school with a phlemy cough. He's in bed too feeling pretty lousy. Smartmom thinks she's getting better but is still having difficulty doing anything but sleep. Hepcat says that he too may be coming down with something. OSFO, for the time being, seems to have been spared.

Beautiful Smile is here, which means that all is right with the world. She instantly brought order to the apartment and told Smartmom not to worry about a thing. "Just stay in bed," she said. "I'll take care of everything."


Smartmom loves being taken care of by Beautiful Smile - it feels so good to be taken care of every now and then.


Smartmom's cold has been a moveable feast of symptoms, as well as an opportunity to rest her weary bones and savor the sensation of doing nothing at all.

The cold started quite casually with a dry, itchy cough, which later became a more phlemy one. But when she woke up Friday feeling like the room had turned into a merry-go-round -- she knew it was getting serious.

Dizzy Smartmom spent the day feeling like she was on a boat in choppy seas. She could barely walk without falling down and had to stay in bed. She finally took some Dayquil and her throat felt better immediately, the dizziness subsided.

She was even able to ring in the New Year with her family.

On the flight to New York, Smartmom really started to feel bad. BAD. Her throat started to burn painfully. And during the landing she felt like her ears were exploding and she could barely hear when she got off the plane. She spent most of Sunday watching "Shakespeare in Love" and sleeping in her bed.

As someone who rarely gets sick, it's an experience to just rest. Her throat hurts, she's bone tired. Sleeping for hours at a time really feels good.

Rest. What a concept


At 5:11 PM, Blogger mamainwaiting said...

Obviously, your trip away provided you with a lot of time to think, reflect, and collect great fodder for your blog- I very much enjoyed, "Rest", "Re-entry", and the 2004/2005 pieces. looking forward to many, many great blogs in 2005.

At 6:23 PM, Blogger Udge said...

"Shakespeare in Love" is one fine painkiller, I know people who relate to it as Meg Ryan's character in "Sleepless in Seattle" did to "An Affair to Remember". Actually, stay in bed another day and watch all three ;-)

At 7:55 PM, Blogger brooklynfox said...

I second Ugde's motion for another day of rest. Stay home, stay warm and stay cozy. You deserve it, Pioneer Woman! You can do more sewing on Wednesday. Goodnight. RFJ


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