Well, just as I was getting over my sinus infection, on January 2nd Caleb wakes up and says, "I'm not feeling so well. I think I might throw up." And this is a big deal because my hubby rarely, if ever, gets sick.
Turns out he had a terrible stomach virus. I mean: B-A-D. My poor guy spent the better part of his day and night for about 48 hours in the bathroom. I did the best I could to nurse him without getting right in his face, as we marvelled that I had not also caught whatever he caught, and didnt' want to contract this ugly bug.
And then, just as Caleb was sitting down to eat his first meal (soup and crackers), a sure sign he was on the mend, I had a terrible feeling in my stomach as I ate my soup. I convinced myself at first that it was just the diet pop I had been drinking (I can't have very much of that stuff, and shouldn't have any!), and was determined to finish cleaning my bedroom after dinner. As the chore went on, I got increasingly sick feeling, and after sitting down with Caleb for about ten minutes, I was in the bathroom myself.
Now, I know that no one comes to a homemaking blog to hear graphic details about the flu virus, but let me just tell you that without a doubt this was the most violent bug that I have had in memory. I'm sure I had something worse as a kid, but since I can fully remember, this guy takes the cake. Riotous is the word that comes to mind. Terrible is the best descriptor over all.
I am definitely on the mend but am still light-headed and weak (and considering I've had nothing in my system but gingerale and a few crackers for three days it's no wonder) and am useless for anything productive. I did manage to sign on to email today and see if there were any fires to put out, and do this blog entry, but as soon as I click "publish post" it's back to the couch for me. My beloved has been so sweet and nurturing during my sickness, probably in part because he experienced it himself so fully, but my house is really in need of me to get better, and better before the end of the day so I can at the very least put the clean dishes from three days ago away!! I have thought more than once on the goodness of God's timing that Caleb and I did not get the flu at the same time.. that would have been literally impossible.
Back to mending... I pray all of your new years' were much more "well" than ours!