Let me first start out by apologizing to those moms I met on Saturday. I had NO IDEA that this cold was going to take over my body. I can't cower here on my bed and not fess up to the fact that, while I was feeling a little icky on Sat morning, I didn't think I was sick. Until last night. When I fell asleep during the Super Bowl b/c I had more sudafed in my system than should be allowed legally. Each cold that has entered this house this winter has passed me by and I guess I thought I was immune. So I apologize if it passes to you. I can't tell you how horribly, terribly, truthfully bad I would feel if any of you get so much as a scratchy throat from this. I will willingly hand over my recipe for chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and allow you to throw me out of WIM and into the world of women who degrade other women, or something like that.
Seriously, I've spent hours hemming and hawing about saying anything. I will not tell them so I am not to blame. I must tell them so they know where it came from and when they got it. I can't tell them b/c it will make me look bad. I must tell them because I'm not good at hiding things anyway and somehow I'll mention that time I was sick and they'll all be like, THAT time? You were sick? That's where it came from? You're outta here. Hand over the recipe.
So I must tell you because, above all, my philosophy is 'own it.' I don't think any of you will get sick. I wasn't sneezing and coughing that night but there were hugs that went around. Sigh. I'm sorry. If my eyes weren't already watering from this head cold then I'd be crying over this.
That being said I need to share this day b/c I think I'm finally getting a day I deserve. DH knew how sick I was last night. I even cancelled today's sitter just to keep her safe (she's a college student). He dicided, unbeknownst to me b/c of all of that sudafed, that he'd get up with the girls and allow me to sleep in. He brought me breakfast in bed. He rubbed my feet. He's off getting lunch now with the girls (I won't mention that it's past the baby's nap time b/c I'm not in charge today). He's done some laundry. And he HASN'T COMPLAINED. Not even a little tiny grumble. He's nothing but smiles when I see him.
So I've been in bed except to take a gloriously hot, sinus-clearing shower. I've surfed the web. I've caught up on my google reader. I've flirted with the idea of finally updating my web site but, as hubby pointed out, this is a 'given' day to be frivilous and not worry about work.