Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sick

I'm sick of being sick. I feel like I've hardly read blogs in a week. JustRun had a birthday, Bob ran under 3:40 for his first time out - Chicago happened, Kona happened, the Seahawks lost, the Seattle School District halted it's closures and the Superintendant quit, . . . is the world series over yet? And now it's almost Halloween. The other morning when I got up I felt so yucky, all I wanted was a cup of coffee and the newspaper. I moved two wineglasses out of the way to get to the coffee and I dropped one - shattered . . sink, floor . . mess. After I cleaned all that up, I finally poured my coffee and sat down with the paper. I leaned back and knocked over a carousel/music box/glass water globe - shattered . . everywhere . . . water, glitter, fine glass . . mess. Great morning. Yesterday I was taking out the trash - with the broken glass in it. The bag (with a piece of sharp broken wine glass already cutting through the bag, at the moment unknown to me) scraped my leg and the glass took a nice chunk out of my calf. Nice. It took forever to stop bleeding, but I survived. Then the school called and one of my children took a dive into a planter box on the school playground - with her face. She was a much bigger mess than me, but she survived too.

All is well, but I'm still sick. I'm cold and I'm tired and wet weather has decided to stay in the northwest. I haven't run in 4 days and I don't feel like running today. I did lift weights twice last week - that was good. And I did get in a beautiful run last week at the Arboretum. (The Seattle Marathon runs through there - but in November it won't be quite as beautiful.) It was so nice, I took the kids there later for a walk. The last pretty days of fall . . .



11 comments:

Bob said...

Hope you feel better soon and that does sound like a rough day. Almost like my day last week, major problems on a job, then try to take the kids out for dinner for a family night before we leave and the tire blows on the car, on the highway. It always seems to come in bunches. Hey feel better and thanks for the props, but it was nothing really, just a race and I got lucky.

Anne said...

Get well soon. (Though you write pretty darn well when sick too.)

JustRun said...

Yuck, I hate that feeling. I hope you're better and back at it soon but I also hope that you take the time you need to get better.

The Arboretum looks beautiful.

Thanks for the b-day "shout out." :-)

D said...

The upside of this whole thing Ginger - it can only get better - doesn't appear as if it can get much worse. Hope your child is ok. I LOVE the last photo on this post. Beautiful. Hope you feel better soon.

Sarah said...

Everyone is sick! Take it easy and be good to yourself. : )

Nice pictures. I ljust love fall.

Danielle said...

Wow...and I thought my scissors deal was bad (but isn't in insane sometimes how long things take to stop bleeding!!). Sorry about the Seahawks, but I'm not too sorry because it was my Vikings that beat them...:) Hey, I like the Seahawks, well no reason not to like them, but I have to cheer for my boys!! Take some Cold-eze!!

Anonymous said...

I have so been right there... Feeling down, tired and clumsy.

Sorry your having such a bad day.

Things will get better.

Just12Finish said...

I love the pic of the kids from the back. I have a few of those myself.

Hope you feel better soon.

IHateToast said...

geeeez, woman!

i'd hate for you to be an average sickie. may as well excel at that, too.

see, you're sick and behind on your blogging (me? RSS is not telling me people are blogging) and what happens? instead of a boring day on a couch, you carve yourself, destroy your kitchen, send vibes out to your gingerbread cupcakes to do the same...

is your husband walking around the house with a helmet? this was a great post. you were very kind to sacrifice your safety, health, and sanity for a post.
oh, and photos were lovely as well.

iliketoast said...

"All comments must be approved by the blog author" .... ok so i'll rethink my comment

it sounds like you don't do sick well .... but who knows it could be good for you to take time out for awhile

stephruns said...

Yes, the flu is going around. I hope you feel better very soon!