I started to title this one “Apoocalypse Now 2: Apoocalypse Later,” but figured that might be a bit much. Suffice it to say that at roughly 10:00 PM Sunday night, both Will and I succumbed to the stomach virus. Will had it mostly going one direction whereas I had it mostly going the opposite direction. There would be pros and cons to both, I suppose. We both called in sick yesterday and spent the day sleeping for the most part. Oui Oui took Felix and Stella is more than well enough to be in school. Suffice it to say, we were/are both pretty miserable. Still, I’m trying to put in a day at the office without making a mess of myself.
By the way: Why don’t people refer to diarrhea-variety stomach viruses as “cleanses?” It really is the same thing and has the same effect.
I had actually taken Friday off sick as well. I still have this cold/cough thing that I can’t shake. I was going to walk down the street from the office to go to a doc in the box to see if I needed an antibiotic. I’m terrified to do that now on top of the virus. I don’t know that my guts could handle it. From a health perspective, these past 2 weeks have been rough. And for those of y’all who are my Facebook friends? I’m really sorry if I didn’t “like” or send words of encouragement when your whole family was down sick. I now know what that is like. It’s not your friendly neighborhood hell.
The good news is that we did actually get out and about a bit on Saturday. Baton Rouge has an annual Book Fest downtown which we typically attend and Stella had a birthday party to go to. I let both kids wear their Halloween costumes to Book Fest since they got shafted out of Halloween. Stella had a ball and got all kinds of swag from vendors for being so stinking cute and sparkly. Felix got a free rubber duck and chewed on it for a couple of hours. I think he was pleased, too.
So here’s to recovery. I still may have to go to a doc if this stuff doesn’t clear up, but I figure I’ll wait until Thursday. Until then, I’ll try to look on the bright side and enjoy my new svelte figure.