I love to blog and I love to write stories with that said I usually try to come up with things that have happened in the past week or two or three and write about it!!! This keeps me from becoming too addictive to this site, because if I did, you would definitely see me on "A&E's Intervention with my family talking to Jeff VanVonderen about why I can't get anything done and need to go to blogger rehab!"
Since, my last post I thought I would try and write something once a week and check in on my favorite bloggers like momsweb, momsfightingfat, jennymac, unknown mami, askwifey, etc., I love so many more I just can't name them all and I love to leave comments:)
But, as life would have it I got sick! From something called H1N1 do you know what that is? It's sounds like some sort of metalized acrylic, sprayed through the air and if your caught in it you might turn green or something right?
Guess what for those that don't know it's the SWINE FLU!!!!
Now I've heard of that but, I didn't know the technical term for it was H1N1 (where do they get these names?) OK, so maybe I missed that somewhere on the news? All I know is the school system sent a very cleverly written notice home explaining all about H1N1, they never even spoke Swine until like almost half way through the letter. I'm sure it's strategic, probably banking on the fact that people may not read the whole letter. Well, you know I did and they said H1N1 like 8 times before they mentioned Swine (clever, keep the panic down)! I got this H1N1 or at least some variation of it from my middle schooler. There were over 36 kids and some teachers out sick for the past 2 weeks. It's funny because until I got that letter from the school, I never even would have thought Swine Flu?
Currently, I'm still carrying the thing in my ear and throat! As a mom there is no feeling sorry for myself (no violins nothing) it's popping pills and moving on! So, by last Thursday I was itching to get out of the house and decided to take hubby to work so I could keep my car for the day to catch up on things that my family needed. As I was driving down my favorite Bolton Rd hacking and hicking and fussing about all the stuff I was behind on. I was frustrated and angry that I got sick, that we have one car, money is tight, on and on and on, oh poor me right? Then all of a sudden I was stricken by an interesting visual, I saw 2 women working extremely hard in their six inch stilettos clicking along the pavement at 8 in the morning! I stopped, I had to grab my camera and shoot these pictures so that I could put my life into perspective. We have a car, a roof over head, food, work, kids are healthy and active and for the most part hubby and I are in our right minds:)
I wasn't leaving a motel by the airport at 8am in the morning to go to work on Bolton Rd!
I stopped and gave Thanks for all that I am blessed to have:)
Well, how about you are you sick with H1N1 (Swine Flu) or just Happy and Grateful for all that you have?