Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 60

Estoy enferma.
I am sick.

I an experiencing the common cold. But I assure you it is uncommonly miserable.

At the risk of sounding like a big baby...I cant sleep, I can't breathe, I can't taste, my nose is red and hurty, I'm tired, I'm cranky, and I want my husband to be home to take care of our children.
I've been resisting the temptation of Nyquil because I worry that I won't hear the kids if they need me, but the thought of a decent night's sleep might be winning out tonight.

Sorry. I'll pull it together now.

I started packing in earnest today and I'm a wee bit overwhelmed with the sheer amount of stuff a trip of this magnitude requires.
If you see me wearing the same things over and over for the next couple months-- I'm considering a less is more mentality in my personal packing.

I've also decided to skip Christmas cards this year. Christmas cards are a big thing among military families, because the annual card and letter is a fun way to keep up with a very mobile crowd. Now that Facebook is around, it's easier to keep tabs on people, but I still like sending out cards and an update.
This year it feels like one more task to accomplish, so I've pulled the plug on it.

It struck me as I was searching for boots and snow pants, hats and mittens, that I'm just a little crazy to be leaving a gorgeous North Carolina fall for a winter-in-progress in Michigan.
The kids played out back for a while today in flip flops and no jackets.
T'was lovely.

Alright, back to packing. And probably some Nyquil.

Sniffle. Sniffle.


Sandy said...

flip flops? no jackets? the sun must have been out on your side of the state. we went to kings mtn national military park today and liked to froze to death traipsing through the forest. thought of your family today when we saw three F15's from SJAFB sitting on the tarmac.

dose those kiddies up with nyquil too and you won't have to worry about hearing them...just kidding...maybe =o)

Corie said...

Hope you feel better! And after our snow a couple days ago it was back to 63 today... No worries :)

Proverbs 31 Wannabe said...

Yikes! Hope you feel better soon! Sending healing prayers your way...if we lived closer (the same state would help) I'd make you some chicken soup. Proud of you for making the decision on the Christmas cards. It is hard for me to make decisions like that as I stress myself out with just one more thing after another and feel like I can't let things go. You are doing great with all that's on your plate!

Joyce said...

Just read something about the holidays and the theme was 'don't give in to stress'...if taking the card out of the mix lessens the holiday stress then good for you. I hope you feel better!

Taylor said...

Oh, no! You must get well!

How is the dryer?

Daughter-In-Law said...

I've had the "common cold" since the first of October. I finally went to the doctor. Apparently, I have bronchitis. I feel much better now. Antibiotics are nice. Feel better!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

A few years back, my sanity was hanging on the issue of Christmas cards, so I scrapped them and started a new tradition. I write a blog style Christmas letter (like this one: http://www.ourfrontdoor.us/notepad/2010/12/16/the-christmas-letter-alternative-2010-edition.html ) and then send an e-mail or fb message to everyone with the link and an apology. :)