Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I'm so sick

Thanksgiving was great. Andi and I went to Kernersville to have Thanksgiving lunch with my dad's side at my aunt's house. We had a blast. The meal itself was not one of those amazing, knock-you-on-your-tail meals, but every thing I ate was delicious, which is rare. Usually one or two things aren't that great. But it was all really good. Then we played football with my oldest niece, Michaela (she'll be 2 in January). She would get the ball and then run with is yelling "Mine! Mine!" She really is quite adorable. She's finally getting to that interactive age, where she can actually walk up to me and ask to be picked up. I feel like we are going to have a great bond. Hopefully, the same will be true for her sister, Camilla. I got to hang out with my Nana. Something about losing Nenny this year just made me want to hang with my other grandma more. She had a report that one of her friends had done on our ancestry and she had traced our lineage back to the Mayflower. My 14-greats-grandfather (and I've already forgotten his name) came over on the Mayflower from England. We also played some two-hand touch once the little ones went inside, Daddy and I against Mike(my brother) and Andi. Andi got some great pictures which I will have up once I have the time and energy. I really need a new computer, mine is so slow with editing and uploading.
Anyways, after Thanksgiving, we drove up to Virginia to stay with a friend of Andi's named Amy. Amy's getting married in a few weeks and Andi's coordinating her wedding. We stayed with Amy and her family. Her fiancee is staying with her because he broke his ankle in a car accident. We went black Friday shopping (first time for me) but didn't get up crazy early to do it. It was an experience, not too bad. Then we just hung out with her family, ate another Thanksgiving feast and Saturday we watched the UNC/NCSU game (State won!!!). On the way home, however, I started to get bad joint aches and the chills. I was getting the flu. Which is the reason for this blog.
I hate being sick. I hate the way I feel, that I can't do anything. I hate taking medicine(especially liquid). I hate it all. I'm a terrible patient. I get sick of chicken noodle soup real quick. I hate sick mouth, the way your mouth feels after taking cold medicine and sleeping with your mouth open all night because you can't breathe through your nose. I watched so many movies being sick. I hate missing work, especially when there aren't a lot of people at my work and everyone has to suffer when someone can't come in. The worst part is, I actually got the flu shot this year. It must have prevented all the normal flu viruses and let the big mamma jamma get through. Cuz this was a bad one. I had a fever the first day that broke but then came back and I had a hard time shaking it. I still feel pretty crappy and it's 4 days out. But I'm getting better, little by little. I just feel so behind from this set back. Hopefully I can get back on my feet.