Down and Out

I know; I sound like a broken record – sick, sick, sick, sick. I feel like a broken record and I am sure you’re all thrilled to be reading, again, about illness in my house.

This past weekend, however, I was sicker than I have been for a long time. I was completely down and out. My head was full of cotton wool, just like every other head cold I’ve had (like every second week) and on top of that there was noise. Fuzzy, invasive, constant noise reverberating through my head until I couldn’t stand it any longer.

The last thing I remember from the weekend was throwing up all over the lounge room floor, with Kahlei watching me. She said to me, in a brief moment’s break. “Mum, that’s gross. Stop it.” I, obviously, felt awash with the sympathy being shown me because I got swept away for the rest of the weekend. In bed, unable to do much more than sleep.

Thank goodness for James. He had the children Saturday, most of Sunday and Monday, had he not I would still be incapable of much more than a run to the loo.

I am still suffering, still fuzzy and I can’t stand for more than 5 minutes without feeling dizzy. And the week wouldn’t be complete without one of the children coming down with this same thing. So, poor little Kahlei is suffering now. I can’t imagine how it is for her when it was oh-so-bad for me. She is putting herself to bed more often than not and is the epitome of misery. My poor love.

So now this blog and the review blog are suffering due to illness after the whole blojo issues I have had. It’s distressing to me. I need to get things out and get back here. I need to start feeling like I am back with the community which has seen me through so very much, because right now I feel very much out of the loop. Which is of my own doing. But I find it hard to find my way back to where things were. And this last weekend has taken oh-so-much out of me. What I wouldn’t give for the chance to refresh and recharge right now.

Apart from popping in to say “Hey, I am still alive!” I also wanted to remind you guys that I am participating in Liptember, and there’s still time for you to sponsor me!

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  1. Hang in there Becky. Sounds horrible. Take good care of you and relax/sleep as much as you can – we’ll be here when you get back ….. promise. I love your writing and will always come back 🙂 (((hugs))) Cazxx

    • Thanks Caz – your support is so important to me x

  2. Oh Becky you poor thing, nothing worse than being ill! While Kahlei wasn’t all sympathy and roses, I did have to chuckle at her response…. Gotta love kids, they tell it how it is!
    Hope you are feeling better and the tail end of the year is a smoother ride, you sure have had a full on few months. Wishing you good health and hope to see you back to your blogging best very soon. xxx

    • I’m with you, while I was mortified at that point in time I now am able to laugh at Kahlei’s response.

  3. I feel your pain! I’ve got it too but we did it the other way around here. My kids had it last week then gave it to me. Now of course they are full of energy and it’s school holidays so my 6yo is home, fighting with my 3yo and all I want to do is crawl into bed and switch the world off.
    Hope you and Kahlei feel better soon.
    btw I enjoy reading your blog. I can relate to so much of what you write, we have the same name and my brothers name is James 🙂

    • Don’t you just love how the kiddos pass it onto you and they bounce back so quickly?
      And thank you so much for your kind words about my blog. I needed to read that, I am really struggling with this whole blog thing and knowing there are people out there who relate and enjoy is important x

  4. Oh no Becky!! I am so sorry to hear you aren’t well!!!
    I hope you are beginning to feel better, or at least you are getting lots of rest!!

    • Thanks Daisy. I am getting there. I might need a whole body replacement – nothing works properly anymore!

  5. Your blog and bloggy buds will wait for you. Just get better soon!!! xxx

    • Thank you Amy. It’s good to know I won’t be forgotten x

  6. Hey Becky, so sorry you are sick – hope the weekend provided some much needed R&R.

    • Thanks Lou, trying to get as much rest as possible, but as you know it’s not that easy with littlies!
      If they would happily sleep all day I might be better by now 😉

      It’s Bear’s party this weekend, isn’t it? I hope it’s a great day. Can’t wait to read all about it x

  7. Hope you’re feeling better xxxx

    • Thank you. I am on the mend (fingers crossed nothing else takes me down).

      I was just thinking about you the other day. Will have to catch up with what you’re up to x

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