Monday, December 12, 2011

a weekend on the couch

 
i did not leave my couch once this weekend.

i ate my meals there. slept there under about four blankets. watched as the sun rose, hung in the sky behind the oaks, then set again, pablo asleep at my shins.

what started as a bug on friday leaped into a deep, feverish sinus infection that had me bundled up and freezing one minute and burning up and sweating the next.

and i feel better today. because that's the beautiful thing about the human body. usually, though i am certainly aware that not always, we do heal. we fight back and reclaim our right to be amongst the living. to go out driving on a sunday or shopping on a saturday. to eat something other than soup broth. to pull ourselves out of the mounds of tissues and medicine bottles and sit on the porch swing for a few minutes, letting december wash over and cool us.

so we soldier on. because sickness will come. it's a part of life. and honestly, a weekend of rest was quite nice. a weekend of taking three steaming baths a day, staying up watching movies with robert, and giving no heed to the time. i watched way more keeping up with the kardashians and real housewives (of every.single.county) than i cared to, but it was a reprieve. i would have preferred this reprieve to come without a stinging throat and stuffy nose, but hey, i'll take any rest i can get.

19 comments:

mary kate said...

I spent the majority of my weekend on my couch as well and even with all the vicks vapo rub I put on I'm still not at 100%. Glad to hear you're feeling better!

Haley K said...

oh im so glad you are feeling better! getting the chills and then feeling overheated is the worst....and I'm sure your nose could use a rest from those tissues :) I totally appreciate a good, restful weekend every now and then too :)

and that tissue box cover!! oh i want to make on for my friend who's a kindergarten teacher...she'd love it! thanks for the inspiration :)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Glad you are on the mend! Feel better.

Valerie said...

My weekend sounds a lot like yours...except I didn't have the excuse of being sick, just pure laziness! You are so right, sometimes a weekend full of rest is just called for. I'm glad you're feeling better now!

Blondie's Journal said...

A weekend on the couch sounds good to me, minus the cold! I hope you are feeling better!

XO,
Jane

Jennifer Rod said...

hope you are feeling better today... and i think a cold is a way of our body forcing us to have a weekend on the couch. dont you?

kira said...

My baby girl and I have been sick too, no fun. I hope you are feeling better!

Lilianarenee said...

I had the same weekend.
Glad your feeling better.

Amber said...

oh dear that does not sound like fun. A few of my friends have come down with serious colds and I am just hoping I dont catch one. Glad you are feeling better.

chambanachik said...

Hope you are back to feeling well again! I agree- those sickish rests can actually be a nice break, although I wouldn't want them too often. :)

Amylou said...

Hope you feel much better soon girl!

Janette said...

Hope you're all better now!!! Being a sicky isn't so great..and I wouldn't want to be stuck on my couch all day..only cause it's not that comfy and I have no pup to snuggle with...Boo :-(

Janette, the Jongleur

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

hope youre feeling better lovely lady. took a break from the blogosphere for the while, but wanted to come along and spread some wintery cheer to you!!have a read of my latest post.
lots of love xxxxx

Thisisme. said...

Sorry you have been feeling poorly over the weekend my sweet friend. Hopefully after your rest on the couch,you will be feeling much brighter. Sending blessings your way.

Emma Frances said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! I spent most of the weekend on the couch as well! Being sick is NO FUN!

wildchild said...

that does sound perfect, except for the sick part. glad you're better now :)

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

*SIGH* Sounds like a perfect weekend! March on through the cold, glad you're getting better!

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SymbioticLife said...

Ugh. Sounds like you've just shared one of my past 3 weekends with us. I'm currently trying not to drown in my own snot. It's horrible. It sounds like you're bouncing back faster than we are though! Sometimes, unplugging is all the body needs to let that happen.

Cara-Mia said...

Aw I'm so sorry to hear you were sick. But yes, the body is so amazing! (I feel like I have a new found appreciation for it since I started taking natural family planning classes.)

Which housewives are your favorites? I only watch those from Beverly Hills. :)

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