Sunday, January 4, 2009

Wretched Mr. Winter


I am not a fan of being cold. I despise being cold. If I was ever lost in a frozen wasteland I'd curl up in a ball and stop moving. Cold makes me lethargic and miserable. If you know me, you know I crave sunshine, beach-weather. I like tropical humidity. I ache for natural solar power - that's where I get my energy.

The last few years... January has brought disease. Two years ago we had the flu. But I kept feeling nauseous for three months...and discovered that I happened to also be pregnant with M. Last year - we were all sick with colds. This year, finds us saying "January Blows".

It didn't help that my little girls were sick with colds an entire month leading up to Christmas. Then have them drop like flies to the call of the flu. Seeing your babies throw up destroys me. They can't understand what's happening. They're terrified of it. It was worse when they were even younger and they tried to swallow it back down. This is one case where I'd rather do it for them....it's so desperately sad.

Now my hubby is dealing with it. Listening to him suffer through this was awful. The only thing I can be grateful for is that he was home when the girls were going through this. I had someone to help me....not lose my mind. I am grateful that my girls are ... out of the woods at this point... and am hopeful that I may escape unscathed. Afterall - I have to take care of my honey and girls.

Winter blows... the only thing that helps is that we live in California, where the sun comes out and there isn't snow mixed with nasty slush sitting around. The chance to leave the house ... is a lifesaver.

6 comments:

dalene said...

While I love me a good winter, I am sorry for the sickness going around your house. I hope everyone is feeling better soon (and especially that you don't succomb) and that this January blows any illness right on away with it.

glittersmama said...

I had a puking two year old on our Thanksgiving vacation. She would be furious every time she would throw up. It was sad and just the tiniest bit funny. (We had to laugh to stay sane.)

I hope you escape the nasties!

Greek Goddess said...

I'm so sorry. I lived through so much cold weather in Germany and England I promised myself I'd never complain about the hot weather again. I'm usually sick every Christmas. This year I've made it through with only mild colds although most of my houseguests have been sick. I wish you all speedy recovery.

soybeanlover said...

I am so sorry! That sucks when everyone around you is sick. Are people able to keep stuff down yet?

After our bout with the stuff, Edamame is still afraid to drink smoothies(last thing he had before it wouldn't stay down).

Queen Scarlett said...

Thanks ladies...

glittersmama - I love that... furious at throwing up.

...I was saved... by gas.

Amy said...

"I am not a fan of being cold. I despise being cold. If I was ever lost in a frozen wasteland I'd curl up in a ball and stop moving. Cold makes me lethargic and miserable. If you know me, you know I crave sunshine, beach-weather. I like tropical humidity. I ache for natural solar power - that's where I get my energy."

Can I quote you on this??? My thoughts, EXACTLY!!! Here's to summer...and kicking cold/flu season in the pants!