Man have I been knocked around the last few weeks. Turns out that my 'man cold' was a virus that really lay me low. The first week I just lay around on the couch, with little energy to do anything. I just felt really awful, developed a cough, and had a ton stuff to cough up. The second week we had 3 of our nieces to stay for the holidays. I continually thought that I would get better 'tomorrow', so I went over to HB and picked them all up, and drove back home. The next tomorrow I was worse. I couldn't get an appointment to see my doctor for 3 days, as the clinic were short a doctor, so I took a punt and went to the emergency room. Unbelievably my wait in the emergency room was an hour tops! I had thought I would be lucky if I was seen within 3 hours, so I was super stoked. Dr told me I had a 2 week virus, so should be better in 4 days time. I felt relief as my mother had put it into my head that I had a chest infection and might get pleurisy. Dr gave me a prescription for antibiotics, even though they wouldn't 'cure' the virus, he said I could take them if I wanted to. I wasn't going to but then my ear blocked, so I figured why not. I can't remember the last time I had an antibiotic, aside from one I had to take prior to our last IVF. My ear stayed blocked for the week. Oh joy!
So, for week two I struggled along with the girls. I feel really bad, as usually I do arts and crafts with them, etc, and for the week I just didn't. It also meant that they got away with staying up a bit late, and with being totally messy kids, as I just didn't have the energy to get after them to make them behave. They weren't too bad, but the mess, ay ay ayyyyy!
So week two looked like this:
Monday - travel from HB to Taranaki with three talkative girls
Tuesday - emergency room visit, took girls to pools
Wednesday - girls painted mugs, took girls for a riding lesson
Thursday - took girls to The Croods 3D, which was fantastic. Loved it!
Friday - took girls to the pools, let them build a fort in the lounge, which they slept in
Saturday - took girls to speedway at PN to watch TJL race, and stayed late for fireworks, then drove them home to HB - arrived at midnight
Sunday - returned home to a very messy house
Current status, slept a lot Monday and Tuesday, feel better today (Wednesday), but unfortunately have pulled a chest muscle due to so much coughing so every time I now need to cough I am in intense pain. Suck!
Girls playing on stage at Wanganui, Monday
Girls running down hill by stage at Wanganui, Monday
G riding Toddy, Wednesday
K riding Willie, Wednesday
T riding Reddy, Wednesday