Saturday, May 26, 2012

Down for the count.

Last Friday, Joe had his "observation day" at his new preschool, so he and Steve were there for a whole morning. Joe did great, and had a blast.

A few days later, though, Steve was sniffling and sneezing, and a few days after that, I succumbed to the ick as well. As of writing this, Joe has a runny nose and a cough.

This is no ordinary head cold. This is one of those head colds that reduces the victim to a sniveling, sniffling, pathetic lump of flesh. One of those really nasty head colds that thrive in day care and preschool environments the world over.

Unfortunately, I couldn't even take a day off work to lie around and be whiny this week, as one of my colleagues recently left me in charge of his clients and workload while he vacations in Europe, lucky duck. So I'm doing his work as well as mine (or at any rate, spending half of my days trying to pawn off his work on other people, which may actually require more effort than just doing it myself), and I cannot call in sick right now.

And being pregnant, I am not allowed to take most cold medication. I am expected to muscle through this dreadful virus with nothing but a little saline solution. A cruel joke!

Needless to say, no sewing or anything else requiring effort (outside of my job) happened this past week. The dishes are piled up in the sink, the house is a mess, and I am still too sick to care. (Incidentally, is a bowl of yogurt and a couple pieces of cheese an acceptable dinner option for a three-year-old? I think so too.)

But it hasn't all been misery and hard work, either. I did enjoy watching the final episode of Sherlock, Season 2, twice (okay, not true, but I am a little embarrassed to admit I watched it three times because I am pretty sure that makes me one of those crazy Sherlock fans).

Somehow, despite casting Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson as young men in present-day London and taking significant liberties with plot, Sherlock manages stays exceptionally true to the spirit and energy of the original stories, making this fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle very, very happy.*

Even in the midst of a very bad head cold.

* And perhaps mildly crazed.

14 comments:

  1. Oh, no - poor poor you! Yoghurt is a perfectly acceptable dinner btw.... :-)

    Sending get well vibes...

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for helping me feel okay about that really lousy dinner! I'm going to try to make up for it tonight ...

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  2. Sorry you are feeling cruddy. I don't think most cold & flu medications are much chop anyway. Hmm, I keep hearing good things about this Sherlock. Will add to my list of required viewing! I'm glad Joe's preschool visit went well. Sadly the germs are inevitable. Think of the immune system #2 will grow up with :-)

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    1. Cold medicines not much chop? That's spoken like someone who has not been forbidden them (unless maybe you can't get the good stuff down under?). My kingdom for a couple of Sudafed ...

      Sherlock is really fun! Especially if you've enjoyed the stories.

      And yeah, I am not looking forward to Joe starting up full time this September. GAAAAAH.

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  3. Lurve Sherlock-That text message sound!
    Get well soon!

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    1. Yeah, now every time my brother's phone beeps to tell him he has a text, I'm like, ooh, could it be Moriarty?

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  4. Ha ha ha, how have you seen Reichenbach more times than I have??? Don't worry, my DVDs are in the mail and I can catch up. (After forcing you to watch the uncut versions. And the commentary... what were you saying about crazy fans?)

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    1. Well, everyone (including Steve) was gone on Friday night ... so I managed to rewatch Reichenbach AND Season 1, Episode 1. So I'm officially obsessed, but pretending not to be obsessed. It's just a fun television show, whatever, la la la la dee da. I'm most certainly NOT dying to see the uncut versions with commentary. No way, that would be nuts.

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  5. Oh, so sorry you got the crud! I hope you feel better very soon. Don't worry, the dishes will still be there when you are ready to face them. ANd yogurt and cheese is perfectly acceptable. I bet Joe loved that dinner.

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    1. Haha. He did enjoy it, how did you guess?

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  6. Hope you're already feeling better soon! I got one of those crud colds while pg with Elena and it sucked. Made me really not feel sorry for others complaining about colds with their wealth of mind numbing, sleep inducing, mucus busting meds! So yea no meds = badass. I remember I ate a ton of hot peppers (ignoring the inevitable heartburn) just to breathe again! (it was worth it).

    Also Sherlock was so so good. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. OMG it is cast perfectly!! Did you not love the shot of crazy Moriarty's face on the roof after..well, I won't spoil it for everyone. I am also trying not to be too crazy about it but yea it rocked.

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  7. I believe in Sherlock. ;-)

    I agree - the casting is perfect. Unexpected, unconventional, but perfect.

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  8. oh no! hope you're feeling better. c's preschool class has been battling hand/foot/mouth and the stomach flu (we luckily(?) only got the latter). icky icky icky. and i LOVE the sherlock series too. somehow the fact that season 2 was on escaped me, so i need to see if i can watch it online. the first season was so. much. fun. ;)

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  9. I hope you're feeling better! Being sick and being pregnant is kind of miserable...plus, I was always thinking how horrible it would be to be that sick while you're actually in labor. Ughh!

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