It’s a fun day in the Barnett household. Justin’s ears are blocked up so he can’t hear very well. My throat and sinuses are raw, so I can’t talk very well. I decided that if I need to tell him something, I’m going to carry a dry-erase board and write it to him. Or text it to him. 🙂 Mostly, I’m just hoping that we don’t catch Isaac’s ear infections.
My hands are already much less chapped than they were on Tuesday. It’s amazing to me how quickly my hands react to the change in humidity.
I used my new coffee maker this morning. It was awesome! We picked up coffee and filters at the store yesterday afternoon. It’s so easy! I mean, not as easy as Erica’s spiffy Keurig machine, but still pretty easy. I’ll try to take pictures or something tomorrow morning when I do it again so I can show you.
We’re pretty sure that what hit me on Monday wasn’t the flu, mostly by the fact that Justin hasn’t had any stomach troubles at all. Generally, he’s going to catch whatever it is that I’ve got, if it’s contagious. It’s surprising that I got sick first this time, actually, with this stupid cold. But my immune system was already taking a hit, so that’s probably how that happened.
I’m already frustrated at being sick. My nose is sore and flaking and my head hurts. It’s annoying and I’m ready for it to be done already. I have stuff I wanted to do in the handful of days between getting home from our trip and going back to work. But “the best laid schemes of mice and men” and all that.
You know, I just looked up that reference. Did you know it’s from a poem from 1785? It’s nearly impossible to read about half of it (link) because of the changes in English, but it’s a man talking to a mouse scampering away from the nest he just plowed up in his field. (Wikipedia has a translation here.) I find that interesting.
Anyway, I hope you’re all doing well. I think I’m going to try to drag our luggage upstairs and try to get some semblance of tidiness to this place. Or find another anime to watch and drink more hot chocolate… Decisions, decisions… 🙂