December 21, 2015

A Wasted Last Weekend Before Christmas

Yup, wasted. Complete fail whale over here. This weekend was supposed to be the final hustle and bustle of the season. Christmas cookie baking with the family, hiking in the crisp weather, getting outfits ready for an upcoming trip and just all around Christmas cheer.

But, it wasn't. It was a wasted weekend of nothing. Because of a $*@%ing cold. I cannot remember the last time I had a cold longer than two days. Usually I get the one day of feeling like dog poop followed by MAYBE three days of a cough or the sniffles, that's it. This stupid cold has had me laid up since last Wednesday. I'm talking bed by 8pm, waking up every few hours at night to catch my runny nose, a morning full of sneezes, sniffles and pressure, followed by a full day of feeling like poop. I went to the doctor on Friday and she told me "Sorry, it's a virus, you're just gonna have to wait this sucker out."

Okay, I thought. It's been three days, I should be fine tomorrow.

NOPE! Nayno! SIKE!

The weekend of fun Christmas plans turned into the weekend of passing out at 8pm on Friday night.
The weekend of Le Husband sleeping on the couch because I'm trying to keep him from getting sick. Of washing my hands a gobzillion and one times after I sneeze and blow my nose a gobzillion times.

The weekend where I laid around all Saturday feeling awful physically and then mentally because I kept thinking about everything I was missing. Where cheesy hallmark movies didn't even help and neither did an epsom salt bath.

The weekend of dragging myself to church and then avoiding everyone so I don't get them sick. Of feeling pretty grinchish.

The weekend where the sissys saved the day with an impromptu baking session, that I very lightly participated in but still enjoyed. Because I actually ate a cookie. And decorated a few while they did the rest.
Can you guess which sister made which cookie? 
The weekend where I sat on my kitchen floor and thew a temper tantrum because I had enough and Le Husband looked at me like I was a looney toon. #lifegoals #justkidding #marriage.

And then it became the weekend I realized I need to get over it. Because I will get better. I'm fortunate that I'm not sick in a hospital or taking care of a sick child. I'm not serving on the front lines protecting people from the bad guys. I'm not in prison or trapped in a bad situation. I'm not stuck in another country unable to visit my family or call home. I have a home and I have food and warmth and medicine and even though my body is being a POS I still will have Christmas with my family come Friday.

So, while the weekend was pretty much a waste of Christmas things, the cheer is still here. I hope your weekend was better than mine and I hope if it wasn't the light at the end of the tunnel shows it's face soon. Sorry this was such a downer, but I just had to be real and share my thoughts. Hugs and love to all! < 3

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Don't forget to join in the fun tomorrow for our LAST COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS linkup!


30 comments:

Ashley Brickner said...

Aw, feel better friend! I know that's the worst, but the best is yet to come later this week!

BLovedBoston said...

I'm so sorry that you aren't feeling well, but at least it's before the celebrations this week!! Your body is trying to tell you something...not at the best time, but still!! Hope today is a great day for you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

emily @ a little bit of emily said...

What a bummer to be so sick!!!! That is definitely so disappointing. At least it wasn't Christmas this weekend! Hope you get to feeling 100% soon!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

i can't believe you're still sick! what a bummer and then some :( hopefully you can feel better by christmas! i'm in for the linkup tomorrow yay!

xoxo cheshire kat

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Being sick is definitely the worst, especially when you're blowing your nose and washing your hands all of the time! This time of the year is also the worst to be sick, but it's great that you still got to help your sisters out with baking cookies and decorating them! Hopefully you kick this thing good and can really enjoy Christmas!

Kristin said...

Blech. Sorry you're sick.
I had a cold two weeks ago, got over it in 2-3 days, and then it CAME BACK this past week. Ugh, the worst.

Hope you're on the upswing!

Carly Blogs Here said...

Ohhh no :( Not feeling well is so hard, especially when you had so much you wanted to do. I hope you're feeling better and hopefully at least by the end of the week you'll be good as new :)

Brianne said...

I'm so sorry that you're still not feeling 100%! I hope that you kick the cold soon. That is so sweet that your sisters helped with baking & yay for getting to eat some cookies!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Oh girlfriend, I 100% feel you. We had a great Friday of Christmas cookie baking and a nice dinner date, and then I woke up early Saturday morning with the stomach flu and it was just awful. I had to miss our family Christmas party Saturday and plans with friends on Sunday (still bitter about it lol). Hope you're feeling SO much better soon - at least we got this out of the way before Christmas, right?!?

LMW said...

so sorry. Jason is still suffering from his cold/flu/whatever the heck it is. love to ya

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Awwww boo! I'm so sorry you've been feeling so awful, and hope you feel better soon *hugs*. Yay for the sissy's baking up a storm for you, and I love your positive outlook. Cheers to a wonderful Christmas week with good health <3

Green Fashionista

Leslie said...

Hope you feel better soon. I was sick last Christmas and so bummed that I couldn't celebrate with my family. It gives you a sense of perspective fast, doesn't it? Hopefully you and Jason will both be healthy for Christmas. Also those cookies are too funny!

Life with Lolo said...

Oh no! Hope you feel better soon! I totally get how frustrating that can be, especially around the holidays. Hopefully it's for the best you had it this weekend so you can be feeling better by Christmas!

Traci Taylor Hart said...

Girl, I feel your pain! I was stuck home all last week with a stomach bug going through each of my kids. I am so behind on Christmas gifts. I definitely threw a few pity parties myself. Hope you feel better soon!
Traci
waltzmetoheaven.com

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

Hope you feel better! Being sick is no fun, I've been dealing with a cold for over a week and it sucks. It's so easy to get in a negative mindset but good job for putting everything in perspective and realizing it's not the end of the world and could be so much worse!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

fail whale? haha love you! But no, that sucks big time and I hope you're feeling better friend!!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

blech being sick sucks balls. lots of sleep, ginger and honey tea and wolf down manuka honey any chance you get!! get better soon.

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Fail whale, love that saying I'm gonna need to start using that! Oh no, I hope you're feeling better soon girl! Yay for
awesome sissies that came to bake!

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

My weekend was pretty similar. Hope you feel better soon! Merry Christmas! :)

Emily said...

Aw Im sorry to hear the weekend was wasted because you were sick. Hope the cold leaves you alone soon so you can feel much better in time for Christmas! Hope you're loading up on vitamins.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

oh no, so sorry to hear it girl. hope you are feeling better soon.

i always feel super sorry for myself when i'm sick and i have to remind myself all of the things you did.. it could be worse, of course. but still. it's hard when you're sick!

Trac~ said...

Awww... sorry to hear you had a rotten weekend. Hope you're finally on the mend, however, as Christmas is not the time to be sick for sure. My hubby woke up this morning feeling like you did last weekend and I'm praying he heals fast as we have a very long drive starting Christmas Eve at noon so I need him to be well and stat! *sigh*

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Sorry you're not feeling well!!! That is the worst especially around the holidays! On the bright side I'm totally with you on the cookie baking and simultaneously eating ;-)

Pink and Fabulous said...

Awww girlie! I hope you're better asap!!

Michelle said...

Finally catching up on reading my fav blogs. By the time you read this I hope this finds you feeling better. A cold can be miserable especially when we have our agendas. I love how you remembered though, "it could be worse." With all your examples of people less fortunate. Merry Christmas Pinky.

Kristina (Ms.Modify) said...

Ugh that was me last week! Sorry your weekend was full of being sick...at least you'll be better for Christmas! Hope you're feeling better! :)

Sara Elizabeth said...

Sometimes you just have to cry it out!! Hope you are feeling better soon though! Sick holidays are no fun at all!!

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

I'm sorry you were sick this weekend! Its so frustrating when the vision doesn't end up a reality...but at least you didn't lose any of your Christmas spirit! I hope you feel better this week!

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

Ugh, sorry you were sick!! Seems like that always happens to us, too! But hey, look on the bright side... at least it's over and done so you'll be well for Christmas!!

Ashley said...

Oh no! Hope you feel better soon!!! I also hope you have a great Christmas!!