…he barely seems to feel it? He has a bit of a runny nose, but he is still his wild self, tearing around, bouncing off the walls and generally enjoying life. Then when I get it, I feel like my limbs are about to fall off and the clock must stop ticking cause I need to go to bed for four days!
Yes it is only the beginning of the cold – I just have the raging fire sore throat (good thing I spend most of my day typing not talking) and a bit of a stuffed up nose – but I feel so weak and exhausted!
It is not surprising that I got it though. This last week I have been staying up till ridiculously late hours working and not getting nearly the amount of sleep my body needs. I try to make up for it with a nap in the day, but if you add up the hours, it is not totaling a sufficient amount for me. (I need a ton of sleep unfortunately. I am not one of those lucky folks who can live on five or six or even seven hours of sleep. I need me LOTS of sleep! – And I am just not getting it!)
So I am not getting the amount of tackling done today that I hoped. The laundry is not done. The house looks almost as bad as I feel. And hundreds of emails are still staring at me untended to every time I open Susan’s email. But I had to give up and go have a marathon nap. (Jackson goes to daycare two days a week so that I can work and he can play. Well today he went to daycare and Mommy went to bed!)
“An inch by inch it is a cinch,” right? (My mom used to always say that – it still makes me laugh.)
But what else can you do? I will crawl through the next few days, do the least amount of housework possible and try to get as much work done as I can. But I will also have to give in and rest too. A body can only shout so loud before you need to listen to it and slow down.
What about you? Am I the only adult that gets this sick and weak from a cold? My hubby barely gets sick. He is made of a much tougher stock than I am. Please tell me that I am not the only weakling out there…