Thursday, March 10, 2011

One of these things is NOT like the other...

If you live near enough to hear the frustration that issues from my open windows - you will already know this...

You might also be privy to this information if you follow me on Twitter... because I'm hardly quiet about things there :)

Our family has contracted a nasty virus...  for a week it seemed that everyone had a cold...  and since I can't say as I'm a "fan" of mucus you will imagine the irritation I might feel when I walk from room to room in my home finding wadded up bits of tissue here and there (usually "here" meaning 1/2 an inch from the trash can and "there" meaning tucked under the pillows of the couch)  Ick.  During week one it seemed that we all had the same version of the Virus and thus we'd be done and over it.

And then week two hit...  and I wonder why my kids can't just do ANYTHING alike?  Ear Infection?  check. (that was H's job)  Hacking Cough?  double check.  (Veggie Teen and little M decided to team up)  High Fever? got it.  (M and H) Visits to the doctor?  yep.  Stomach Flu?  yeah, that too... unfortunately...

I'm pretty sure that illness will go on my list of things that are never the same twice!

Other things on that list?

Lightning Strikes
Snowflakes
Pregnancy Cravings
How ManOfTheHouse loads the dishwasher... which frankly, I won't criticize - because the bit about him loading the dishwasher???  yeah, downright amazing in its own right... I've got a keeper :) (and yes, that last bit was added just to keep him happy)
40.2009 365 Dishwasher Duty


14 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Mario Lopez!!! Blame him!

Cheeseboy said...

Man, this winter seems to be like one cold after another. Sounds like it has been the same for you. My boys aren't old enough to hide tissues around the house. We just find the actual snot.

Saimi said...

Pregnancy cravings? Is there going to be a little T soon??

T said...

oh let me quash THAT rumor as quickly as possible! yikes NO :)

I suppose it was misleading - but no, in the next month or two I celebrate 5 birthdays in my house... my kids will be 16, 14, 11, 9, and 7... the freedom alone is a good enough reason to not cross that bridge again!!!

Barbaloot said...

Pregnancy cravings, eh? I was a little shocked myself at that one:)

I suppose I have cravings often enough myself and I'm quite positive I'm not pregnant either:)

Krista said...

Colds have been recycling themselves in our household all winter! And no one experiences the same thing at the same time. So annoying!

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Megz said...

I knew that pregnancy craving line would get tongues a waggin'.
Sorry about your sickies. And I can totally relate to the tissue problem---we went through a couple boxes in a matter of days it seemed and they were all over the house. And in the washer.

Garden of Egan said...

Hope they are feeling better soon.

Can I borrow the dishloader guy!

Sheri said...

I hope everyone feels better soon! :)

Kazzy said...

I am sorry it has been so yucky at your house. I got the gomboo in late January and have felt iffy ever since. Boo sickness!

Sher said...

That sounds like the evil cold we had but note, we did not make it over to visit and so it is not our fault. Derek got sick in Mexico and I'm wondering if he'll have to have an antibiotic to get better like last time we went to Mexico. I hope everyone gets better soon. As for loading the dishwasher -- I think I've mostly learned to just leave it how Derek loads it and be thankful because if I go "help" he doesn't do it again for a long time.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Wait....I was all prepped with an awesome comment until I saw the dishwasher. And the word man. Is this the truth?

Rudy Rukus said...

I hate mucus too and I'm a nurse haha! I also get annoyed at how my hubby loads the dishwasher but I never criticize lest he will stop loading it all together hahaha! (And yeah I used the word lest)

Jen T said...

So sorry to hear about the yuck at your house! Stomach flu tops my list of least favs. Hope you are spared and everyone gets well soon!