Tiffany...how are you feeling today? Hope you get to feeling better. I think I'm coming down with a cold also. I've had a scratchy throat since yesterday.
Margaret...hope you get to feeling better also. It seems you have been getting sick a lot lately. Congrats on getting the new car! Hope you feel well enough to do something fun tonight. Thanks for sharing the blinkie. For those of you who don't know, you can also light a candle in memory of her baby. The link is in a thread on the April 2013 board.
We are hanging out at home tonight. DH's sister's family and parents are still here. My parents are coming over also. I think we'll just play lots of board games. My dad smoked a pork butt roast that we made into pulled pork so we'll have pulled pork sandwiches and different appetizers. It should be fun just to relax and hang out at home.
Yesterday we went to my parent's house. The kids had a lot of fun there. One of my nieces got a shotgun and the other got a bow for Christmas so all the kids shot those. My girls had done a little shooting at camp. After they were done they played outside until dark. We had smoked turkey for dinner last night.
I am so tired of watching football. FIL has watched every football game it seems. We are not sports ppl in our house so we aren't used to it. I will have the Iowa State Bowl game on today though.
Woke up feeling achy and I had a fever of 100.4 (that was after tylenol I had taken a couple hours before for achiness). The hospital was out of influenza tests, so I started empiric tamiflu. Then I got the call they had found some flu tests, but at this point I am home and I do not feel like going out. Mine started with a runny nose and cough, and my symptoms are pretty classic and unfortunately flu has been rampant here. I had the flu vaccine, so I don't know but I was pretty sick this morning. I think the tylenol is starting to help.. or a cool shower.. I have to keep my temp below 101.
DH loves making pulled pork sandwiches. We don't have a smoker and usually make it in the crockpot. We play board games too. My current favorite is Agricola.
I am not big into sports but DH is. The way I weaned him off of it was by encouraging other activities. Luckily he was amenable to that otherwise we would not be married. I hate spending time at the ILs house this time of year because that is pretty much all they do there.
I think I am going to try to go back to sleep. I'll keep the popsicles and tylenol going.
Hope some rest, Tylenol, Tamiflu and popsicles help a bit. I hear you on the flu running rampant in your area. My friend is a physician outside Mpls and she said pharmacies in her area are out of Tamiflu. She is also nearing the end of her pregnancy so is worried about it. From what I can see on Facebook there has been some in our area also....kids running 104 degree fevers and such. DH hasn't seen it but he's been out of the ER for a week plus. He may be missing it.
DH ended up picking up 4 shifts during his time off. The pay was good so it's hard for him to turn it down since we really aren't doing much. I'm sending the kids outside to play after lunch. All the cousins have had a few squabbles so it will be good for them to get some space and run off some energy outside.
I don't blame your DH. I am probably going to miss 4 "shifts" due to my illness which will hit the pocketbook later. Oh well, still fevering. Maybe I could go tomorrow, but I will still have a hacking productive cough then. Glad we got tamiflu while it was still available. I had to walk through the ER to get to L&D the night before last and it was full of flu-y looking people. When there isn't too much going on at home I would rather be at work. I am sure I will be bored out of my mind today - when I don't have chills and body aches.
All our guests are gone today. The last one is leaving. She helped a lot around here but we have a lot of cleaning to do. I am looking forward to some privacy.
We put a bird feeder out and have been attracting a lot of finches. I had no idea that DH put it out until I heard birds chirping one early morning - which I thought was strange as it has been very cold here. Sure enough there were 10 little birds on our porch.
Meg - do you still have guests at your house? any plans now that DH is going back to work?
Everyone just left a bit ago. It's already so quiet. It's a bit strange since our house has had extra ppl in it for 1 1/2 weeks. Plus, with DH gone, it makes it extra quiet. I always get a bit down after having company because it's quiet and I miss people. I'll see my SIL and her family again in about 6 months and DH's parents again in less than 4 weeks. They are coming to watch the girls while we are in Nicaragua. I'll wash sheets and towels to keep me busy. I have the girls cleaning their rooms right now. I told them they can watch "Hunger Games" and have popcorn for lunch when they are done. DH's parents took us all out to the coffee shop for breakfast which was fun.
That's a bummer that you are missing so much work being sick but it will help you get better quicker and you don't want to expose your pts. My sore throat turned into a full blown cold last night. I had a sore throat, sore teeth and was chilled (no fever though). I feel better today but have a runny nose, cough and can't stop sneezing. I need to go out and buy some DayQuil and Kleenex with lotion. I'm worried about having to go to the dentist tomorrow with my cold. I'm hoping I can breath out of my nose and don't cough or sneeze as I have the dentist drilling in my mouth. But I hate to reschedule since it took me 3 weeks for this appointment.
We have a couple cardinals in our yard. I love cardinals because they are so easy to spot in the snow and are really the only color of winter. That's neat you have so many finches. Sometimes the birds get confused if it was a warmer fall. They don't know to fly south.
I'm feeling cruddier as the day goes on. I got my DayQuil and Puffs Plus with lotion and took an antihistamine. I can't stop sneezing. It must be working since I haven't sneezed in a while. I think I have myself good and drugged up. There has also been a lot of RSV going on around here. I got a load of towels and one bed worth of sheets washed. I think that's enough for today. DH told me to just take it easy. Wish he could be home to make dinner but luckily what I have planned isn't that difficult to make. I could practically have the girls do it.
I really need to start exercising again. For the past 1 1/2 weeks I ate way too much. We'd eat a big breakfast, then a big lunch and dinner. I'm not used to eating that much but when you have company you feel like you have to make big meals since you don't know how others eat.
Sounds like we are all a bunch of sickies! Hope you both are feeling better soon.
So, I haven't told many people but yesterday I was fired :mad: I can't even go and pick up my stuff, they are mailing it to me. In some ways it is good, there were things I just wasn't sure about. Still upsetting but we will deal with it. We are still getting the second car, we got a good deal on it. We pick it up in about an hour.
I'm sorry about the job. Did they give a reason for firing you? That's too bad that they aren't even letting you pick up your stuff. What kind of car are you getting again? Has DH started his new job? If so, how is he liking it?
Sorry to hear about your job Margaret.
Ill post more tomorrow. Im just on my phone. I cant sleep.
Sorry you can't sleep Tiffany. I'm sure sleep is hard to come by now-a-days.
A lifeflight helicopter crashed by Clear Lake, IA last night. All 3 on board were killed, there was no patient. This is so sad. They were on their way to pick up a patient. Sounds like it was just taking off from Mason City hospital.
I go to the dentist in an hour. So far I can breath out of my nose so I hope it stays that way. I'm making DH come back with me when I get the injections because I tend to get "passey-outey" afterwards because I think way too much about it. I need him to distract me.