I have been up all night throwing up. Isn’t that lovely? I have been thoroughly blessed with a relatively symptom-free pregnancy, and I haven’t come down with even a sniffle really. Then, all of the sudden, out of the depths, came my old friend the stomach flu. I tell you, I reached depths of patheticalness (oh it’s a word) last night that I hadn’t seen for a very long time. Thankfully from the research I’ve been able to do (in between “sessions”) I’ve discovered that the baby should be unphased except for my need to stay hydrated. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that soon. I’ve been trying. WAAAAH!
As whiny and dumpy as I feel right now, I have to remember that when things like this happen- the most miraculous thing occurs! I remember all the things I can be grateful for today. Let’s figure them out together:
Thank God I didn’t get hit by a car today!
Thank God I didn’t burst into flames today!
Thank God that I have a body that happily rejects “boogabagas” (aka harmful microorganisms).
Thank God that I have a super snuggly pup!
Thank God for a Jeff that will happily wait on me when he gets back from class.
Thank God I don’t have insomnia on a regular basis (what a drag).
Thank God that my livejournal friends can’t catch the flu from me!
Now it’s your turn. I’ve only scratched the surface here. Tell me what you are grateful for today! There’s nothing too small! Besides, I need something to read while I’m home today…
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One half chic in a crock pot, lots of water, 2 cups chopped onion, handful of garlic, pinch of sage. Simmer for hours til the onions are soft. Strain out the broth, and sip til you feel better. The chic tastes good in sandwiches.