Thursday, April 29, 2010

Death Warmed Over and Awards

Survived 4 days with the girls and 6 days with the MILs dogs and now, of all times, I'm sick.  I've never suffered with seasonal allergies and if this is what it's like... I feel sorry for anyone that does.

The dogs got picked up Tuesday morning and I was looking forward to being able to get some rest, without one of them up my butt. (the dogs, not the girls)  We had a terrific weekend, even if they don't keep the same hours I do.  Went to the playground next door, on Saturday.  The weather was beautiful and the dogs didn't bite anyone, including the boy that insisted on petting them, even after I told him they weren't too friendly.  Reminded me of the many times I've heard a parent say... "My kid won't eat that"... then they do and totally make a liar out of you!  I'm sure the kid on the playground thought I was a liar.  I kinda felt like choking the dogs, for not biting him.

Hubby worked nights, from Friday evening until Tuesday morning.  On Monday morning, he started complaining his throat was sore and feeling swollen and irritated.  Having had an exposure to noxious chemicals at work, I thought it was just the aftereffects.  Within a few hours, my throat was irritated and driving me crazy.  I can't tell you how much illness I've been exposed to over the past year, without getting sick.  Not sure if the changing winds blew something in, or what, but I have coughed so much, my ribs are killing me.  I feel like I've been drug through a knothole, backwards!  Every time I cough, I was trying to hold my ribs, to keep them from breaking.  Ended up binding them, so I didn't have to keep trying to hold them.  Don't laugh, it has helped.

Guess I should be thankful this didn't come on while the kids were here.  I'll be even more thankful when I feel better and can play catch up on the rest I didn't get, while dog and kidsitting.

Since my last post, I received two awards.  Same award, from two different people.  Both are fantastic!


Momma Fargo, the fantastically funny female cop, that refers to herself as the popo.  If you don't already know her, stop in and introduce yourself.  If you go and get yourself arrested... DO NOT IMPLICATE ME!  Whatever you did, I wasn't involved.  Perhaps she will give you a ride in her new cruiser, if you ask nicely... or break the law.  Do not mess up the seats, please. 

Veteran Kindergarten Teacher will tell you amazing stories of her experience with kids and teaching for a whopping 34 years.  Just be sure you don't start talking about snakes, or you might send her into orbit. And no, you may not borrow her terrarium for the summer, so don't ask.

Please, if you haven't met these two ladies, stop in and say hello.

Since I'm feeling like death warmed over, I'm doing good to finally thank these two wonderful blog buddies.  I'm not going to be passing these on, at least not yet.  Maybe later, when I'm feeling better and have a better grasp of this new WHITE beast of a laptop, with NO MOUSE!  Right now I'll just settle for getting out a post, period.

To the new followers that I haven't located, thanks for following.  Stop in and leave a comment, so I can find you.  To the new visitors that left comments, thank you for stopping in.  Comments on any posts are wonderful and I would especially like to thank everyone that commented on the post about my Mom.  I'm sure she smiled at each one.     

40 comments:

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Get lots of rest, Ms. A., and smooth healing to you. Congratulations on the double awards!
Cheers,
Robyn

Joe Cap said...

Sorry you are sick...I get allergies, and they totally SUCK, so I can relate.
Will check out these ladies!
(does that sound right?)

Neil and Susan Brown said...

Hope you feel better soon! Take good care of yourself...

gregj said...

I'm sorry you're feeling so badly. That is horrible to have a cough that really hurts like that.
Mine usually trigger a very sharp pain in the right side of my head, like it's exploding.

Hope you feel better soon.

Karen said...

Oh nooo... feel better. You actually taped your ribs??? It could be seasonal crap, I suffer from it, but I have to say it does not make me cough. It does, however, make you feel lousey. Zyrtec works really well if it's not a virus.

You can get a mouse for your laptop, you know. I HATE not having a mouse, it's just not the same.

Rebekah said...

Get better soon, dear! Take a nap.

Bossy Betty said...

Hey, Missy! I posted the video you sent me today and linked back to your blog. Thanks again!

Ashley King said...

awww! i'm sorry you're not feeling well!!!! the white beast of a laptop definitely takes some getting used to, but you'll get the hang of it. anything you can't figure out yet? ask me, and i'll see what i can do to help. the little mouse is a bit difficult to get used to but it's a breeze once you get the hang of it. =) i hope you feel better soon!!!!

Kristy said...

Sorry the dogs didn't bite anyone... that's always disappointing. =)

Get better soon!!! (and get a mouse, they still sell them, ya know)

Michelle Pixie said...

Sorry you're not feeling well! I hope you get better soon. Lots and lots of rest is in order especially after the house full you've had. =)

VKT said...

I was so excited to see a post from my favorite blogger. Woooohooo. So sorry you are sick though....yuck x 100! Sounds like you may be flirting with bronchitis with all of that coughing. Bless your heart!

Copyboy said...

Yeah, I hope you get back to your happy bloggin' self soon. I'll definitely stop by to the blogs. I'll tell 'em you said, "hi" too.

VKT said...

One of your buddies came to visit today, thanks for sending her over via your new post!!!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Feel Better Soon!

5 times a day I say "Get your nose out of my butt!!" to the dog, not Tyler :-)

And I had to bite the bullet and get a mouse for my laptop because it was driving me nuts!!! I don't go downstairs to the regular computer since Emma has gotten sicker and can't get down. Instead I am at the kitchen table with 2 furry friends at my feet.

Jimmy said...

Seems like the allergies are kicking everyones butt this year, get yourself some rest and back to feeling better, I bet binding the ribs did help there is hardly anything worse that that pain when you cough.

I am happy to hear you had a good time with the Girls and Dogs too, and your day at the playground was nice even though no biting was involved.

Andrea said...

AND CONGRATS!!!

Andrea said...

Will stop by those sites. I hate you aren't feeling well!! Please take care of yourself & prayers for wellness to ya! Kick those feet up, eat some soup, drink some hot chocolate, and REST!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Rebekah, Susan and Neil... Thanks for the well wishes.

I'm feeling much better today and able to cough without the binding.

Ally said...

Feel better soon! Congrats :)I follow Momma Fargo, not sure about the other blogger though.

FourthGradeNothing.com

aLmYbNeNr said...

Oh my goodness! That's WAY worse than seasonal allergies!
Get lots of rest - I hope the illness passes soon!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Amber! There you are. Thanks!

blueviolet said...

Congrats on those awards and so sorry about the feeling ucky!

Momma Fargo said...

Hey you wild woman, you! Congrats on all your awards. You deserve all of them and more!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Ummm... Fargo... have you gone smackdabcrazy? Me, wild? Yeah, right, that's your department. Thanks!

VKT said...

Hey Ms. A,

You feeling any better? I just finished chasing 18 kindergartners around my yard for three hours so I am probably going to be stuffed up tomorrow for sure. Had my class over for a party.Pollen is bad this year....!

DrSoosie said...

I bet I can beat you this week in the feeling really bad department. I had a hysterectomy on Tuesday and then I hemorrhaged and they had to go back in 8 hours later and do it all again...Needless to say i feel as if a truck has rolled over me in place I will not mention. A bad cold sounds good right about now LOL...Hope youfeel better soon!!!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Oh my gosh! You've certainly had a rough few. Don't wish for my cough... there wouldn't be enough binding to stop the pain that might cause you. You'd be busting stitches or staples and who knows what else. Feel better soon!

Jenny said...

Oh man girl. Nothing worse then being drug through a knothole backwards. That really made me laugh!

You're a nut!

Hope you can get some rest and start remembering the visit fondly soon.

Happy May Day!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Jenny, I'll say!

Tracie said...

Congrats on your awards! I hope you feel better soon!

Sadako said...

Feel better and congrats on the awards!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Sadako, Thank you and thanks for dropping in!

TechnoBabe said...

Allergies are tough to get over. Not like a cold for about seven days and then all better. I have had runny nose and itchy eyes and some coughing for a couple weeks. I am staying inside more to keep out of the way of the pollen outside. I hope you feel better soon. Congrats on your awards. I will check out the blogs you recommend.

Ms. Anthropy said...

TechnoBabe, Still not sure if it's allergies, but my nose is driving me crazy and the coughing is horrible. Sure hope it stops soon.

Ashley King said...

and DUH! i just realized that i didn't say ummm, CONGRATS on the awards! you deserve them! =)

Ms. Anthropy said...

Thanks, Ashley!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

And congrats on your well deserved awards!!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

So sad to hear you're not feel well; do take care and wishing you speedy recovery.
Betty!
P.S I love your blog!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hope you're feeling better by now! x

Marla said...

You are by far one of the most loved bloggers. I love that about you!!