Thursday, October 02, 2008

Not all better, but not all sick either

I'm a little better today (and I should be, since it's day 2 of the doctor's antibiotics and 3 different kinds of painkillers). I must be because, despite the coughing and forgetting to eat lunch (that would never happen when I'm well), I managed to get 2 loads of washing on the line, deal with a bucketful of pooey stuff, and clean the toilet. Two days ago it was all I could do to get out of bed and put an Outrageous Fortune DVD on.

If the boy were to be home sick though, you would never catch him wasting energy on housework. He'd be recuperating with his computer game (don't ask me what he's playing though, those empire-building epics all look kinda the same to me).

I reckon he's got the right idea.


donnasoowho said...

Ah so I take it you probably have tried Nurofen. That must be some super bug you've got there (I wonder if Manuka honey would help?). I completely understand your compulsion to do housework - if ever I'm sick at home I feel so guilty if I don't tidy up. It's like it's a complete waste of being sick if you can't get a headstart on the weekend chores.

Violet said...

yeah, the only thing that worked was a combo of paracetamol, codeine AND ibuprofen! But I'm finding that the headaches are not as frequent now, so I take either the first two, or the Nurofen - and then take the other if my head's still hurting.

I wonder whether the housework thing is a female compulsion?