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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Disappointment

Everyone here is sick.

The kids just got over Bronchitis. They just finished their antibiotics. Now...

My youngest has a major case of the flu. He was tested for H1N1 on Monday, and sure enough it's that!

My kids don't even go to public school. What the heck?!

Hubs and I woke up this morning feeling awful, and I'm headed to the Dr. for myself this morning. I'm not sure if it's bronchitis or this flu?

Here's the thing. Christmas plans have been canceled. Activities have been put on hold or not done at all. What was supposed to be a wonderful Christmas break has turned out to be really disappointing. We've been couped up in this house for three straight weeks, and now with this new round of illness who knows what's in store for next couple of weeks.

I'm trying to keep a positive outlook for the kids, and make things special for them in spite of all the sickness, and canceled plans, but now that I feel really bad myself, and I'm struggling. Hubs is at work feeling just as bad, and my patience is wearing thin.

My oldest gave me a hard time about breakfast this morning, and I lost it. I feel bad, but seriously? You can't just help yourself to a bowl of cereal without giving me a hard time this morning. If you saw me (or heard me), you'd see what I'm talking about. I have no voice, and look like crap! Why would he choose to give me hard time this morning?? Especially after I said, "Mom is not feeling good. Can you just help yourself to a bowl of cereal?" His response, "I don't want cereal." It just went down hill from there.

I'm sure the kids are dealing with their own mix of emotions because things have not exactly gone as planned around here for the last few weeks. They know that they are not going to either family Christmas gatherings we normally would because we are all super contagious. I'm sure they are out of sorts too.

I still have some last minute errands to run, and cannot go anywhere with the kids because I don't want to spread out germs all over town. Not to mention, I don't even feel up to running the errands. All I want to do is lay in bed.


I hate complaining. I want to snap out of it, but I'm finding it hard to do so.

I just loaded up the kids to take myself to the Dr., and my car won't start! Serioulsy?!



At December 22, 2010 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Janet Rose said...

Praying you'll feel better sooner than later! Hang in there...try to rest and enjoy each other through these rough days.

At December 22, 2010 at 10:31 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

I'm so sorry you all are sick this Christmas! I've had Christmases where I've been sick...or my son...or my parents and it's no fun whatsoever. I hope that by Saturday you will all be feeling a little bit better!!!

At December 22, 2010 at 11:39 AM , Blogger Day 2 Day Living said...

I'm so sorry! I swear being sick around the holidays is worse than being sick any other time of year. Too much stress and sick on top of it is enough to make anyone snappy.
I hope everyone starts feeling better soon and things start looking up.

At December 22, 2010 at 1:35 PM , Blogger Shell said...

I hope you are feeling better soon.

My patience wears thin when I'm sick.

At December 22, 2010 at 1:50 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

Adrienne!!!! My son and I were up puking all night! I have never been this ill. I totally understand how you're feeling.

Let's swap prayers!

At December 22, 2010 at 1:59 PM , Blogger Impulsive Addict said...

I hope the case of the yuckies that has invaded your house will soon make its way out ASAP.

Do you think your car has the sickies too? It's possible but probably not very likely. I hope it gets FIXED soon too!

At December 22, 2010 at 2:30 PM , Blogger Kim said...

Hope you all heal soon and at least have a bit of holiday cheer. Visiting from shell's

At December 22, 2010 at 3:11 PM , Blogger Craig said...

I hope you don’t mind that I’ve prayed – and will keep praying. I know when I need help and it can’t be found, and isn’t coming from anywhere – and isn’t going to – that he can reach down and just help me deal. I hope you don’t mind that I’ll be praying. And I really have, and am, and will. God bless you – and I hope you can actually see a blessing or two – soon.

At December 22, 2010 at 4:26 PM , Blogger Tylaine said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Adrienne. I so feel for you.
It makes it even worse around the holidays. You have great faith though and just hold on to the true meaning of Christmas and He will help you. :) Afterall He provided the greatest Christmas gift for us all! Praying that you all get better soon.

At December 23, 2010 at 11:02 AM , Blogger Mothers' Hideaway said...

Ugh! I'm so so sorry you're having such a rough go of it! :hug:

At December 23, 2010 at 2:30 PM , Blogger Di said...

Oh man. I hope you all feel better soon. Sending hugs your way!

At December 24, 2010 at 10:45 AM , Blogger R.M.Gilbert said...

Prayers coming your way. Hope you're all feeling better. Just wanted to drop in and wish you a Merry Christmas!


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