Monday, December 13, 2010

A half day

I felt so much better on Sunday, that I decided to take a sub job today. 

Bad idea-

I woke up about 3am with a coughing fit, and it didn't end.... I knew I was keeping my husband up, so I went into the guest bedroom.  Bad idea take two-  My husband has programed the thermostat so it goes down to 60 while we're sleeping.  That's fine, as long as you don't have to get up for ANYTHING, because then you can never warm back up.  Also, since the guest room isn't used a lot we put the magnetic vent cover over the vents in there and keep the door shut.  This makes the room even colder.  I bet it was 50* when I crawled into the bed.  I put an extra blanket on the bed, and turned on a little space heater we had.  Eventually (at like 5:30) I fell asleep. 

I ended up calling the staffing agency I work for on the way to my assignment  (they schedule us, not the school district).  I asked them if they could find someone to cover the afternoon.  I was coughing so bad I was almost choking.  The morning was tolerable (thanks to a great bunch of kids), and at noon I came home and slept for several more hours.

I'm ready for this crap to go away.  Any old wives tales out there for getting mucus out of my chest? (My mother in law hooked me up with some mucinex, but I'm willing to do something more!). 

I did my online synchronous discussion this evening for my online class, and have my math final tomorrow.  Now that school is done, I need this to go away so I can feel better, and start making our house ready for the baby.

Two weeks from tomorrow, our birth mom will either have a scheduled c-section, or be induced.....

Bonus: I've felt so bad I'm not really eating, so I'm down to a number on the scale that I haven't seen in about 2 years... I've gotten close, but never broke this barrier. 


  1. Put Vicks on your chest and then a heating pad on top of that. Also, a hot toddy may help break up the yuk.

  2. I was going to say Vick's and Mucinex. Love that stuff.

    And two weeks! That should life the spirits a little!

  3. Ahh, feel better. 2 weeks...oh my gosh!!!

  4. Third the Vicks, but on the bottoms of your feet at night, covered by socks to protect your sheets. says it's undetermined (as in no medical studies), but it can't hurt.

    What an exciting 2 weeks wait!