15 February 2009

a different kind of romance

i spent my valentine's day in bed.

i basically couldn't move. i woke up with a tummy ache, which i thought was a leftover from the night before when i ate a few too many dove chocolates. within an hour, i was ache-y all over, and feverish. i never did throw up, but i had other gastrointestinal symptoms in the morning (and let's just leave it at that...). as the day wore on, i felt worse and worse. i ran a fever as high as 103.5 (according to our unreliable instruments of measure), and every muscle in my body hurt so badly, it was all i could do to lift my head up to sip my orange juice and fizzy water.

carl took cosmo to bryan park in the afternoon, to meet some friends. cosmo fell in the creek, and carl ran home, cosmo in one arm, the bike in the other (why didn't he just ask our friends to bring the bike? don't know. panic, maybe?) and by the time they got here, cosmo was crying, and had VERY cold feet, legs and hands. it is amazing how all the pain left my body for those moments when i was rushing to get cosmo's clothes off, and get him into the warmish tub, dried off, and then snuggled up next to me to warm up. mommy adrenaline must have kicked in. as soon as he was goofing around again, and clearly over it, all my symptoms came flooding back. i finally took some ibuprofen (i like to put it off as long as possible, let my body do what it needs to do to fight the illness) and the pain was dulled enough for me to get a good night's sleep.

not the most romantic valentine's day, i know. but i must say, i fell in love with my sweetie all over again as he took loving care of cosmo, me, and EVERYTHING else while i was down.

woke up this morning feeling miraculously better.



so, we got to make our valentine's day cookies a day late, and i brought most of them to an awesome clothes swap, where i scored the sweater i needed yesterday: a soft, bulky, roomy, cardigan--the kind you wrap the top half of your body in, when the bottom part is covered in a blanket.

5 comments:

Malke said...

What a sweet story! I'm glad you're feeling better!

ms. mep said...

Your sweetie sounds sweet indeed. Glad you are on the mend and hope the cookies tasted as good as they looked.

Abby said...

glad you are feeling better! i hear it's going around.......i'm afraid. it will be a valentine's day you remember! last year on mother's day lily was teeny tiny, avery got a HORRIBLE case of pink eye, and scott was so sick vomitting that he actually had to go to the hospital. it was lovely. :)

julie said...

I left a Secret Spy Package (herein known as a SSP)for you at the Bryan Park Allen playground.

It's on the inner side of the ladder leading up to the big tunnel twisty slide. Look for the yellow duct tape.

I don't *think* I was made, but the lone basketball player could have been working for SD-6, you never know.

Actchy said...

The bit about cosmo in the creek made me cry.