Monday, May 07, 2007

Got my shoes on

Thanks to all my well-wishers for your kind and thoughtful words last week.

I started running a temperature last Friday, which may explain the fever pitch of that day’s post about watching TV. Little did I know that by Saturday my children would be glued to it for most of the day while I placed my best efforts into remaining deep in my flu-induced lack of consciousness. Sunday passed much the same, and, while I did get up to post my “under the weather” post, Monday was not much better. By Tuesday I was upright but still feeling rather flattened. By Wednesday, even though I was still dragging, I figured I’d better get moving.

So I put my shoes on.

It’s what I do to remind myself I can’t just hop back in bed. The sofa (with the shoes hanging off the edge), yes, but the bed, no. When I put my shoes on, I’m telling myself I’ve reached the point of no return, and I’ve got to get up and actually do something. Or maybe not do something, but definitely NOT do NOTHING. How's that for doing whatever it takes to play tricks on one's mind?

Of course, that meant I had to open my sock drawer, where I hide my stash of peanut M&Ms, so that gave me a little lead time to think about what I was realistically going to get done. How about some tea? Hmm. Oh, and there were those dishes. A few M&Ms. And the water bill that was late. A few more. And several emails about the ladies' brunch. How many have I eaten?

I don’t know why having shoes on helps me get to my emails, but it does (or was that the M&Ms?). My brain was still foggy, but my shoes and I managed to stumble through the rest of the week, including Field Day at our elementary school (I did take them off for a real, in-the-bed nap after that one!).

Don’t know how, but here I am. A week later, how can I still feel...so...tired...?

So I’m back, still a bit lethargic – that flu will suck the life right out of a person – but my shoes are on. I’m ready to face come what may this week, even if I’m a little slow on the draw.

And just in time for my one-year blogiversary this week. I'll be doing some reminiscing, I think. A casual stroll down memory lane may be just what I need to get back in the swing of things - in my walking shoes, of course!

17 comments:

Beckyb said...

I am so sorry you have been sick - you have been missed in bloggerworld!!! I have heard that that flu is HORRIBLE!!! Are you the only one that got it - that would be amazing!! Yesterday was my one year Blogiversary too - CONGRATS!!!

Susanne said...

Oh Katherine, I'm glad to hear you are starting to feel better. The flu is such a hard thing to go through when you have little ones around that are counting on you.

LOL to you revealing where you hide your M&M's. You'll have to find a new spot now if hubby or kids read your blog. :v)

Melissa said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Isn't that proof that M&M's have medicinal value? ;p

Rachel Anne said...

I'm glad your're feeling better! Eat some more M&M's and call me later!

marian said...

Glad you're on the upswing!

And peanut m&m's make wonderful medicine: a shot a' protein, a shot a' sugar, a touch of caffeine, and a little bit of chocolate, the ultimate feel-good food. I support your methods. =) =)

Beck said...

That sounds like it was an awful time - I'm glad you're on the mend.
It's so strange that SO many blogs I read have one year anniversaries RIGHT NOW! mine is coming up shortly, too. What was in the air last May? :)

Lori said...

It's good to hear that you're feeling better. Probably the M&Ms did the trick!

Qtpies7 said...

Glad you are back! And I'm glad I still had a handful of M&M's in my bag after you mentioned them!
My son has been going through some sort of virus, and the tiredness lasted weeks, with little sign of ending. It seemed like it must be mono, but it isn't.
I hope you get better much faster!

Chris said...

I pray you continue to feel better. It's so hard when mom is down, because I am sure there is so much waiting for you.

I do the shoe thing on most days just to keep myself from staying in one place too long. It's like if I have the shoes on, than I must get moving.

Megan said...

Peanut M&Ms ARE great medicine. Mmmmmm, I kind of want some right now. Too bad I don't have a stash somewhere!

I am glad you are feeling mostly better. That flu will knock you down and drag you with it for a while.

So looking forward to some blogivesary thoughts!

Andrea said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!
I thought you were around much longer than that...
Sorry you have been under the weather. I'm right there with you...the busy part. Is it the weather?

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

I understand the shoes theory. I use FlyLady and her theory is to put your shoes on everyday and you will get more done around the house. I don't put my shoes on everyday, but guess what?! The days I do I get more done!

Hope you get to feeling better quickly.

Ivey Elizabeth Sirmans said...

Thank goodness you are feeling better. There was a void in the blogging world with you gone for a few days. Looking forward to a stroll down memory lane.

org junkie said...

Oh my gosh m&m's would never last in my drawer...I'd eat them all in one sitting.

So glad you are feeling better but yes it will take a while to get your strength back.

Hey we both started blogging at the same time. My anniversary is coming up too!

Laura

Joy said...

Glad you're back and starting to feel better. Hope the kids all remain well for you!

Just the 5 of us said...

I've just recently found your blog- maybe 2 months ago or so. I love it! You have been an inspiration to me and I have never met you! I've got 3 kiddos of my own and I find your writing so refreshing! Thank you! I'm glad you are feeling better- no fun being a sick mama.

Jennifer said...

Ha--I do find that whenever I make some sort of blanket statement that I am likely to be recanting or reevaluating it soon.