Where to begin…?
I’ll pick Saturday afternoon. It’s as good a place as any.
Saturday afternoon DH took the kids in town to see the airshow & pick up stuff for the sleepover camp out we were having as Havoc’s birthday party.
They left around 1.
I had a slight cough.
They returned about 4:30.
I was in bed with a heating pad & steamer dealing with a body that was trying to remove my lungs & tonsils by coughing them out.
The sleepover boys arrived at 6. I hauled myself out of bed long enough to put frozen pizzas in the oven and help DH set up the tent.
There after I made random appearances throughout the evening whenever the coughing slowed down, leaving everything in DH’s hands.
For which I apologized profusely and hoarsely .
At some point I lost a filling that had been loose for ages.
That’s $125 I hadn’t planned on spending.
Sunday I slept until noon. If you can call dozing between bouts of long jagged coughing fits sleeping.
The guests were gone by then and Havoc had a huge rash on the right side of his face. He claimed not to have fallen in the wood or had and leaves brush against his face and he had gone all summer without a single incident of poison ivy so my thought was “new washing detergent used on the sleeping bags” and I gave him some Benedryl.
I spent the day steaming & warming my tight congested lungs in bed, randomly getting up to get the boys things or play a bit. Havoc’s rash cleared up some.
Monday morning Havoc’s eye was red & swollen all around it & the rash was still there & starting to look poison ivy ish. So we made a doctor’s appointment. We go to a family practice & all see all the docs so I was hoping the doc would see & hear me trying to hack up a lung and maybe offer some meds to me as well.
Nah. The doc we got this time doesn’t know me as well as some of them so I didn’t ask but she did say it was going around and I might want to get some Mucinex or other expectorant and & get plenty of rest. Come back & see her if it’s still bad Friday.
Havoc does have poison ivy but is not contagious and can return to school. A prescription was called into the pharmacy. I took Havoc back to school and…
locked my keys in my car.
So I had to call DH, who by the way, was getting a new boss this day.
And had two servers down & couldn’t figure out why
And got to tell his new boss:
Hey, nice to meet you, we’ve got a couple problems, I’ve got a guy on it but I have to drive a half hour south of here and bring my wife her spare keys, after I go by the house and get them. Be back in about oh…90 minutes or so. k?
Only redeeming feature of it was that it was noon and technically he was on his way to lunch when I called.
Then I came home to discover that the load of ‘dry’ clothes in the dryer I had been neglecting all weekend, were not in fact dry at all. Either I never turned the dryer on Saturday morning or it shut off early when someone bumped the door. Now all the clothes smelled funny and needed rewashing.