Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sicker than a Dog (and it was a really sick dog)

You all, I have been SO flipping sick the past few days. I stayed home from work on Thursday and Friday and basically just slept and coughed and hacked. My stomach is so sore from coughing, I think I broke a rib. Although ribs aren't in your stomach, right? Hell, my ribs probably migrated to my stomach what with all the violent coughing.

Maybe I have tuberculosis.

I haven't gone to the doctor, because they always wait until after I pay my $30.00 copay to tell me that it's viral and they can't do anything about it. So let's hope this time it's viral, otherwise I might be dead from a raging bacterial infection in a few day's time.


In other news, I had to say I know my list of 36 things is totally slanted towards the fun stuff in life. Which makes me seem kind of silly and frivolous, I suppose, in retrospect. But, you all, I spend so much of my life wrapped up in my kids and my work that my blog is pretty much the only place I can say, "But what about meeeeeeee??????" So I say it, and I say it often. Maybe I shouldn't. Yeah, of course I should. (3 points if you can name the song)

Also, I find that as my kids get older, I grow more uncomfortable writing about them. I always said to myself that I'd stop writing about Ashley once she learned how to read, and well, ding dong, the girl is literate. Not that she'll be pulling up my blog for light afternoon reading anytime soon, but I feel now that she's her own little person, and it's not my place to be carving out her online persona. I still want to blog, of course...I just need to switch focus a little. So I'm trying to figure all that out.

Whoo, that got a little heavy. Blogging while doped up on cold medicine, hooray!

Anyhow, so my list of 36 things is just one way I'm shifting focus a little. Because come on, we all love a narcissistic blog, am I right, ladies!? Bueller?

Regardless, I'm gonna live it up the next month, trying to meet my list of 36. Which this sickness has put a damper on, unfortunately. The way things are going, I might have to wear false eyelashes and red lipstick on the same day to make up some time. The horror! The horror!



Marcia (123 blog) said...

Megan, it's totally okay to be narcissistic - it's your blog :)

And do get well soon!

Laura said...

I think your list is awesome! Someone asked me yesterday what I'd do if I had a 'Laura' Day. I said I'd get a hotel room by myself, turn off my phone, get a massage, and just do nothing. I'm all for some narcissism, it's good for the soul!

On another note, hope you feel better soon!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Hope you get better soon. Sounds like I have the same crap. I have had it for two weeks. Ended up going to the Doctor last week and got some antibiotics. I think I coughed up a lung also. I love your list.

championm2000 said...

I think the beauty of the list is that it's your list--it can be whatever you want (or need it) to be! Live it up!

Feel better soon.

Danae said...

I'm totally there with you on the $30 co-pay and getting a We-can't-do-anything-for-you answer. Arg. Hope you feel better soon!

Brandy@YDK said...

i will be said the day that i can't make fun of G anymore.

Salt in Suburbia said...

Ok, we must be on the same wavelength. First, I've been hacking up a lung for the last week and a half too. So, so sorry for us both. And about the blogging about kids, I think about this a lot too. This may be one of the things that really holds my blog back... That I always keep in mind my kids may be reading everything I write about them someday. Actually, they will be reading a bunch of what I wrote about them soon as I will be making them each a book of selected posts from the year (for Christmas)!

Barbara Manatee said...

I think anyone who made a comment that your list shouldn't have been all about you and just jealous that they don't take the initiative to do the same for themselves!!

live it up!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

I feel that I should get my money back when they say it's viral. I also think I should get the right to kick them in the nuts...just a's frustrating for God's sake!

I think the focus of your blog should shift to you b/c you're awesome and we're all women...what's wrong with that? I think I missed something though...that's what I get for being nearly a week behind on blogs.