I have looked like this most of the week. Well, not exactly. My hair isn't brown and my nose is not that big. Oh, and I don't have a pink robe and slippers.
But I have felt lousy!
Last week, we started making plans for Hubby's birthday, which was on Monday, September 21. He has been begging for lasagna....well, not begging, but he had asked a couple of times....so I told him I would make it for his birthday. I asked if he wanted to invite Samantha to "celebrate" with him, since she is our only kid in town. He thought that was a good idea and invited her and her bf, John, to come over on Sunday for dinner. He also thought it would be fun for the four of us to go see "Inglourious Basterds" Sunday morning. I thought this was a great idea, as we have some movie passes, so the movie would be free and dinner would be cheap. Cheap birthday celebration for Hubby and a free movie and dinner for the kids. A great idea all around!
Saturday, I felt great. I ran my errands and decided to put the lasagna together so I would only have to throw it in the oven the next day. So, I did. I did not take a pic of the lasagna, but it was BIG and it was beautiful. LOL! (I do not know how to make small lasagna. Thank the Lord for freezer space.)
Sunday I woke up with a bit of a cough and an irritated throat and fell a little yucky, so I decided not to go to the movies. I insisted that Hubby and the kids went to the movie without me and I relaxed at home. I put the lasagne in about an hour before I expected them to be home, and made a large salad out of lettuce, onion, yellow peppers and cherry tomatoes.
On Saturday, I had also baked a cake...a PINK cake. Hubby requested Strawberry cake and Strawberry frosting, so that is what I made. Samantha and John decorated it after the movie and it was beautiful. Here they are decorating it... (Please note: our dining table is not normally that messy. LOL!)
I didn't feel any worse toward the end of the day, but no better either. Oh, and I was not hungry ALL DAY. I ate nothing until we had lasagna at around 6. We had a nice visit, as always, even though I didn't feel so hot. Oh, and here is Hubbygetting ready to blow out his candles:
Monday, I woke up and thought I was going to DIE! Head congestion, chest congestion and a raspy cough just made me miserable, so I called in sick...something I never do. I actually had to go to the pharmacy, as I had NO cold medicine, except for Zicam and I needed more drugs.
I then sat in a chair at home for 2 days and did nothing....and didn't feel a bit guilty. That is how sick I was. Wednesday, I felt marginally better, and started feeling guilty for missing work, so went in. It was a good thing, too, since I had a ton of work waiting. I gauge how sick I really am by how much guilt I would feel for missing work. LOL!
I feel better today, but still am not well. I don't know if what I have is contagious, but I have been staying away from everyone and making sure to cough into tissues. No one else at work has gotten sick and Hubby didn't either and that is a good thing.
So there...I am done whining. And I still don't feel any better. LOL! Well, except that it is the weekend. Yeah!