Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I Am Sick

We didn't end up fishing yesterday because as the day progressed, my sinuses filled up and my nose started dripping and my head felt like it was going to blow up and I had a cough.

I went to bed as early as I could and I swear I didn't sleep all night. I remember looking at the clock 458 times between 5:00am-5:30am and rolling around, coughing and moaning all night long.

My head feels like 25 pounds of wet sand is packed into it, and Mr. Ashley had to work out of the house all day, so I'm at the mercy of these evil children. I've already cleaned up poop twice today.

Stay At Home Moms, we need a union or some shit. Something. Some basic rights, benefits, and protection.

Someone get on that, I'll try to keep myself alive today.

P.S. I have a photo shoot I cannot cancel tonight at 6pm. As awful as it sounds, if you could all just pray for a little rain to get me out of it, that'd be great. I need a nap. Badly.

17 comments:

Rae said...

awww feel better Ashley, praying for rain for both of us, we haven't had rain in months here!

Shannie said...

Feel better, there's something blooming, or something, that's kicking everyone's asses...

And, I'm all for the uniting of he SAHMs... Holy shit we need it. We should at least be able to drink our morning coffee before our job starts... And poop in private. And have ample time off. Damn it.

Life, Love & Lola said...

Off to do my rain dance...Feel better!

Tiffany said...

I'm all about getting together some type of Union! My hubby is deployed right now so I could REALLY use some "me" time or what I also call "mommy would like to go potty by herslef" time LOL. Let me know the details and I'm in!!

Hope you feel better soon! Drug the kids or feel free to duct tape them in a closet - at least then you could throw away the musical toys in peace!!

momtoabean said...

Its rained here for the past 3 days. I am sending it your way!!

Jeri said...

Ashley, You need a "Netti Pot" (I'm not sure if that's how you spell it or not). It's something that has been around for years, shaped kinda like a genie's lamp with a long pouring spout. You fill the pot with warm salt water tilt your head over the sink, and put the end of the pouring spout into one side of your nose and pour. It will eventually come out the other side of your nose. Then tilt your head the other way and repeat the process with the liquid. When you're done, you blow your nose. Doing this as directed on the packaging will clear up the sinuses. Some people do it just to keep them from having sinus issues. It's supposed to reduce sinus infections and symptoms from colds and allergies in a huge way. These are available in your local pharmacy (and are better than nasal sprays and saline sprays). I hope you can find one, give it a try.

Judy said...

Aw, I am sorry you are sick! Try this Tomato tea:
http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/tomato_tea.html
It is actually really yummy. I hope you are feeling better soon. I agree, we moms do need a union, or something!

Joy said...

I was just talking with at friend about the Netti Pot (also not sure of the spelling). She uses it on her daughter she said she got hers at the Health food place, but she said they have cheaper plastic versions at drug stores.

She said it has helped her daughter alot, I am gonna look into getting one. I had never heard of them before the other day

Me said...

I can't even imagine not being able to call in sick.

I have sinus problems too and can sympathize. I do the drug route. Allegra D and Anaprox (prescription naproxin sodium). Works every time and I would die without it.

But, I do know alot of people who rave about the Netti Pot.

If you do lines, this should be easy.

Cake said...

It just stopped raining here - hoping to comes your way.

I agree with the Neti Pot, and the How To video on YouTube is a good chuckle. I got a cheap plastic one at CVS. I don't have sinus issues, usually, but I do with this pregnancy. It's help me a lot!

Cake said...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=j8sDIbRAXlg

P.S. Hope you feel better!

Jennifer said...

Z-pack with a side of Histinex. Go to your doctor and ask for it. Tell them you are keeping yourself awake with the coughing and that you have coughed so much that you pee yourself a little. I love that stuff. I haven't gotten any this year, thank God the sinus problems have skipped over me this year, but it does work. Makes you feel pretty, too.

Life, Love & Lola said...

OK..I just watched The Netti Pot demonstration on you tube. Since I didn't know what the hell yall were talking about. Holy Shit! I would love to see Big Kids reaction to you using The Netti Pot over your kitchen sink.

Solei said...

that's why you're my hero ashley. super sick, yet u still care about us to post!!!

i am so buying your love as soon as our house closes.... keep an eye out, lol.

hope u get better =D

Sasha said...

Afrin?

That's all I got. Especially after your snarky comment that you are sure more notes from school are in my future. :-)

Feel better soon!

Mamalicious said...

Oh Noes. I told you to get prepared. I could feel it in your Note to Self post. I seriously had this sense that you were not well and about to come down with something. Call your doctor. This shit isn't fair. I will come take B and LK off of your hands so you can waller in your misery. BRT.
HOLLY

mom said...

When all else fails, you could break down and call your Mom! That is what moms are for!