Can Someone Turn Off The Snot Waterworks?
I’ve been recapping the So Long, Self Retreat in my mind and I really do want to share with you how much fun we had, how much we ate, and how God spoke but frankly, my thoughts are pickled in snot.
This may not be my most delicate post to date.
It seems the sickness that can only be referred to as The Crud has invaded my head. It started with a throat tickle and slightly sore face on Thursday and by Friday exploded into full misery. Sometime in the wee hours of Friday morning I woke up and for the life of me could not figure out why my entire face seemed wet. After I determined the feeling was both wet and slimy it became clear it was no fever that had broken but rather the mucus glands in my nose. I kid you not, there was snot from my forehead to my chin. Have you seen Lord of the Rings when the Orcs are birthed? Well, that’d be your visual for my face.
So I have to ask, is it just Alabama where everyone is so terribly sick? All the talk around here about new resistant strains of flu is kind of freaking me out if the truth be known. Can anyone say Stephen King’s ‘Stand’? Oh I know, of course you’ve never read his books but before I was born again, The Stand was totally my take on the end of the world. Now thanks to Tom Cruise, it’s lookin’ like we’ll be abducted by aliens rather than raptured through a superflu where our necks and heads turn black and swell to the size of watermelons. Of course, I’d rather be dead than have an extra-terrestrial hold my eyes open while they stick foot long needles through my retina. (Can’t remember the name of that movie – anyone have any idea what I’m talking about or did I lose you at hello?)
If you are still reading, it’s obvious the meds are having an effect on the brainwaves ’round here. I’m certain I’ll read this post later and have no recollection of having actually written it. If it mysteriously disappears you’ll know I came to my senses and hit Save as Draft as quickly as possible.
I hope you are well and having a fabulous day.
I’m going to go blow my nose now.
Lay off the Nyquil my friend!!! HAHAHAHA
I hope you get to feeling better!
I’m still laughing my head off at picturing you as an Orc being born! HAHAHAHAHAHA
Hope you get to feeling better soon! Arkansas is experiencing the “CRUD” also. We’re just praying that our family doesn’t get it. We did get lots of snow last night so that will keep us isolated for a while.
Was the movie you were talking about “War of the Worlds”?
not sure I can say it’s the super flu.. but this year has been the worst for colds and yuck in the house… right now i’ve got some kind of head thing… ugh.
Girl, it’s everywhere!
Praying that you feel better and that you dry up! :)
I’ve good things around the blogosphere about Mucinex…you might want to try some. In the meantime, you might blog a bit about the effect of the snot mask on zits. You may just have a marketing goldmine in those sinuses of yours!
We have the same “crud” here in Texas. I kid you not, I have been “sick” since Christmas!!! 1st it was Strep, then it was the flu and since then it has been CRUD laced with allergies!
It will pass, it will pass!!!
I think it was War of the Worlds.
Its here in Georgia also. I think its in the water. Maybe a government conspiracy.
It is in NC too…..
I’ve been lucky enough to have it now for over 2 weeks……you know how things go in pregnancy.
Hope you are better soon!
It’s everywhere. I will never watch an Ork birth the same way again. :)
Hang in there.
Trust me the Crud has hit Tennessee! I have had this mess for two weeks. I am some better but my problem this week, I am so tired. I have no energy to do anything. My house is a mess, laundry piled up and all I can do is sleep or lay around. Last night my boys got pizza for dinner. I hope you feel better soon and just take your meds and rest! I didn’t rest, do moms really rest when they are sick?
Did somebody slip you some Rock-N-Rye??..lol
I hope you feel better really soon! That stuff is horrible!
You poor little baby orc. If it’s any comfort, the crud just reached Minnesota. My kids got sick yesterday.
Of course, I posted about it.
May you get well soon!
By the time we all get well the pollen will be here!! I didn’t realize you are from Alabama. Me Too!! Our school was delayed 2 hours today because of bad weather. I had to ask fellow workers if it got bad…if it did I slept right through.
I hope you are feeling better soon.
Lots of vitamin C girl! Hope you are feeling better soon!
It’s made its way to NC! Fortunately, our family of six has missed it. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Unfortunately, it’s all over the UNITED STATES I’m afraid. Here down in Texas (and Texas is BIG) everyone is sick. It’s awful!
Hope your recover quickly!
Gee, between your snot and Kelly @ Love Well’s vomit post, the blog world is just a lovely place to be today.
Get well quickly!!!
For our sake if not for yours! :-)
I just knew you were gonna tell me something sappy about the trip, like how you could not quit crying over it. THis was hilarious!
We have alot of sickness here in Georgia, I’m just praying it skips us!
The flu stuff is scary. I’m with you on the Stand, before Jesus I read it and loved it. War of the worlds is the movie I think you are talking about.
Hope you feel better soon!
Oh now if that does not deserve the Blogging World Record for Visuals of All Visuals… then something is wrong! lol
Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well.
WHO (World Health) and CDC says the 2008-2009 Flu Season (at least week 6) is at an increased “widespread” level for all of the US.
Praying your back to your old self in no time!
aaahahhahahhahaha…..My goodness. Oh the picture, and I thought it was bad if I woke up and had slobbered on my cheek and pillow a bit.
The crud has hit us here in the Pacific Northwest as well. I, praise the Lord have not had it, although my poor husband missed a week of work. And that man never misses work.
I love your blog, have been reading for a few months now. Just created my blog and have linked to you.
The “crud” has even hit sunny San Diego. Every family I know has gotten it. Hope you’re feeling better soon!
I really do know your pain. Someone in my family has had this crud for 7 weeks now. Its disgusting and nasty and I’m keeping our pediatrician living the good life! Ha..just kidding.
Praying for us all. Its all over the country and its been one nasty winter.
Sick in TN,
Yep…that mess came through Texas last month, and caught me and the kids. Ick. I hope you’re feeling better soon!
We’ve had it in Wisconsin for quite some time! I got it February 1st and had it for the next 3 weeks. It’s making the rounds at the school where I work and at church! I had the flu shot, so maybe it wasn’t as bad as it could have been? I’m not a mom, but as a teacher, I certainly didn’t take it as easy as I should have! It’s still circling, but it seems to have moved from Influenza B, (thank you very much!) to Influenza Barf (add in the stomach promblems!) I just had the B (I think!). I know my friends in Utah have been out with it (theirs was “diagnosed” where mine was self diagnosed by looking at the diagnosed people around me!)
Kelly- sorry if we spread it your way! We may need some intense border patrol to keep us apart!
Hope everyone is snot free- um, I mean, felling better soon!
It’s all over I’m afraid. I work in an elementary school here in Oregon and 1/4th of the school (including teachers) has been out sick. If I could afford to be out I would be too. Right now it feels as though someone shoved cotton deep within my right ear. Prayers for you to feel better soon! It seems to be a 5-7 day thing around here as long as it doesn’t drop into your chest.
Well, since I live in Florida and work in Alabama…not sure where I got it from but I had it too. Throat and voice still not back to normal. Just ask the Lord. The singing on the way home was certainly more noise —and might not have been too joyful for Him. But I had a good heart.
You cracked me up. This is all I needed to top my day. I am now headed to bed!
Love you crazy girl!
Sickness is SNOT a fun thing to deal with. HA. Sorry you’re going through this. You asked, so, in Indiana, people are dropping like flies. Not dying, just dropping out for several days at a time. But our snot depositories have not exploded, SNOT that I know of.
I have never herd of these Lisa, you poor thing now I know what its like to feel relly sick and I really feel for you I hope you have someone bring you soup and fixing your pillow and watching yout kids your really need your rest and rest is the best way to heal our bodies, you are in my prayers,marina
Tomorrow marks TWO WEEKS now that I’ve been sick with the flu and UGH. I haven’t been this sick since I was a little kid. AND I got the flu shot (although I hear it wasn’t fully effective this year). Oh wow, this has been nasty.
I hope you feel better soon. I can see light at the end of the tunnel on my end!
I have been thinking a lot about the flu epidemic of 1918 because I saw a PBS documentary on it recently. And as many people as I know with the flu now (in TX), seems like every home I know would have lost someone.
But this post cracked me up because my 11 month old has this crud and has been waking up with the dried snot all over his face, in his hair, on his eyes, his ears…and he still looks adorable. And I am sure you do too! :)
You are not alone. This flu has hit Indiana and Michigan. Not fun and game time.
Love and Hugs,