Today, I’ve basked in my comfort zone. Both of my kids are sick, and both my wife and I are not feeling great. My daughter has a sinus infection that has found it’s way to into her eyes. She’s a trooper and has not let her lingering cough from the last two weeks get her spirits down. My son, who’s dealing with a sore throat and a mild fever today and is simply not himself. They both did visit the doctor yesterday, however, his strep test came back negative. Their explanation; his molars are coming in. After seeing him today, I don’t buy this explanation, but not sure what else can be done at this point. Poor kid.
We’ve stayed at home yesterday and today, minus the Dr. visits yesterday morning. We all slept late today and we had breakfast around noon today, a simple one of sausage and croissants.
My daughter sits on the couch next to me, with her headphones on, she’s playing games on Disney’s website and I occasionally hear her talking to herself or the game. My son, is resting up in my bed watching TV in our bedroom. He’s bundled up under the covers and we’re waiting for the next time we give him some Tylenol to help relieve him of his head and throat pain and reduce his fever.
I did some Christmas shopping today on Amazon today. I got gifts for my wife, both of my kids, and for my Mom. I think today’s purchase was the most items I’ve purchased in a single sitting, though not the most expensive. I’ve vowed to my wife, that I was going to try and do all of my shopping online this year, avoiding stores as much as possible and the anxiety that goes along with seeing empty shelves. There’s still more that I want to get, but I think I’ll wait until my wife gets paid next week.
I’ve been sitting on the couch this afternoon watching the Eagles game, where they seem to be on their way to another win under Nick Foles leadership. There’s less about 6 minutes remaining in the game and the Eagles are up by 10 over the Cardinals. I have the game on mute and I’m listening to my favorites playlist on iTunes. My wife is at the grocery store right now.
Right now, despite everyone not feeling 100%, I thought this was a good weekend. I was off on Thursday and Friday for the holiday, add in Saturday and Sunday and the 4 days off was just enough to recharge my batteries. The weather has been typical Delaware Valley fall weather, cool and cloudy. I’m not sure the sun had come out at all over the last few days. Despite not seeing much of the sun over the last few days, my energy level is up. I’m in a very good mood right now, and have everything I need.
I do not want today to end, despite everyone not feeling well, I only wish they’d start to feel better.