Dear Stomach Bug… Thanks - My WAHM Plan

Dear Stomach Bug… Thanks

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Good Tuesday morning dear readers! I have been wanting to post for several days, but honestly didn’t feel well enough to string coherent sentences together, let along remember to spell check.  I am so happy I woke up feeling great this morning!
I have been recovering from a nasty stomach bug.  My abs still cinch up just thinking about last Monday night… and the better part of Tuesday, when finally the tossing of my cookies portion of this sickness subsided.
 Speaking of abs, you never know how strong ( or not) they are until you are using them while praying you will be able to stop and catch your breath before you pass out! I had that panicky feeling in the wee small hours of Tuesday, but thankfully, blessedly, my best forever friend, my husband was right by my side. 
All week long he and my daughters nursed me back to health. I have been loved and doted upon and simply made to feel treasured and revered in a way that I’ll not soon forget. 
See, I had been feeling just a bit, oh, I don’t know… taken for granted? Okay, a lot a bit!  Like I was just the maid, like my voice didn’t matter, like I was Charlie Brown’s teacher;  all incoherent blah, blah, blahs and nags.
 Don’t forget the nagging. The endless: hang up your coat, rinse your dish, put away the brush, and do your homework, nit-picky stuff.  
Ever felt like that? Sort of resentful that all the drudge and “grunt” work is on your plate? Oh, yeah I had a bad case of the “nobody appreciates what I do around” here-isms! 
Then, I got sick. Really  sick.
Not just a head cold and I can press on sick, but down for the count sick and that’s when my sweet family stepped up, stepped in and showed me by thought and deed that all my hard work is appreciated, that I do matter most assuredly and that yes, they do listen, even if they choose to act like they aren’t sometimes.  
So, thanks stomach bug for laying me low, I needed it! And the 8 pound weight loss? Just another blessing in disguise, although I wouldn’t recommend this particular weight loss method to anyone!

7 comments

Donna Perugini said...

Glad you're back on your feet! Take it easy for awhile while your body catches up. I tried doing too much too soon after the car accident and ended up in pain again. I'm doing great now and not pushing my body beyond realistic goals.

Your stomach bugs jpeg is actually ugly and fun at the same time.....

Linda said...

Thanks Donna! I'm so trying to take it slow and not dive in, but I bet you know just how much of a challenge that is. I am glad you made a full recovery from your accident!

Ashley Langton said...

Glad you are feeling better! I'm scared of just the idea of being sick. With a 4-year old, 3-year old, and a 4.5 month old, I'm not sure that I would be nursed back to health. My husband, bless his heart, would do his best but I would probably have to recruit one of my sisters too. :)

Katy said...

Get better soon! We're ready to keep reading whenever you're ready to post for us to enjoy.

Linda said...

Ah, thanks for the sweet words of encourgement Katy!

Linda said...

Thanks Ashley! I think if I were in your Mommy shoes, I'd be calling in re-inforcments as well.:-)
Thankfully, my girls are 9 and almost 13 now, and are very handy! I will pray that this and all bugs stay away from your house!

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

Oh man, the stomach bug is the worst. I hate it deeply.

Glad you are on the mend now. And I love the firs picture, the angry looking bugs. :)