Thursday, October 09, 2008

She's down...but not out

A friend mentioned the other day that she never sees photos of me on the blog (did you forget what I looked like...hehe?)! Since this post is, well, about me, there you go. Now I won't have to post one for a year or so. : )
Onto the actual "meat" of this post. I am inevitably...under the weather. I knew going into teaching preschool that this would indeed happen. I had a little cold bug the first weekend after school started, but this past Tuesday night, I was mess.
I am a big believer in Airborne and have been popping those the first four weeks everyday. Wouldn't you know it, the week I ran out, I get the crud. does work.
I know you are all so thrilled to be reading about sickies...but I was due a post, and seriously, not much else going on.
Wednesday morning, I decided it was high time to actually meet the doctor whose name has been on my insurance card for a year and a half. I was even more excited to get to meet his PA instead-- she was awesome! Now I am feeling good. I am on all sorts of meds...even one that is super fun to take (ever tried Advair? Woohoo). I even pulled it together and made it to school today. I couldn't miss fire truck day, now, could I? Even though the fireman actually terrified 3/4 of my class who decided NOT to tour the actual truck when it was their turn. Seriously, who uses the phrases "monsters are real" and "dead in your bed" to three-year-olds? Oh, landy. My director and I kept looking at each other while he was talking thinking...what on earth? I digress.
Life is a little back to normal now and after half a week of hot dogs and pizza, I am actually going to venture back to the store tomorrow. Benjamin can only live on Capri Suns and Cars snacks for so long.
On a side "sicky" will all get a kick out of this one. If you read this blog or have ever met me, you know my stomach bug phobia/craziness. Of all the classes to have the first official throw up of the year...mine won on Tuesday. I had a kid totally lose his lunch during naptime. Inevitably, all the other kids wanted to tell me their awesome stories of when they, too, threw up recently! Let the fun begin....flu season is here.


David said...

I am so proud of you for not losing it when your student did!

And, I'm glad I didn't tell you about the 8th grader who hurled 2 feet from my shoes a few weeks back!

Amanda said...

Oh Kristi! The kid that threw up was in YOUR class??? Poor thing. That reminds me of the time a trombone player in my band lost his lunch right there in the middle of band class on the linoleum floor. I was proud of myself for holding it together. I'm super proud of you, too!!! Oh, and I hate to hear that you've been sick, but glad you are feeling better!

Arly said...


I hope you feel better! and I'm glad you didn't hurl when the kid did. That's always hard. It's hard not to do when dogs hurl too... Just a thought for the day. :)

Lori said...

So sorry you have been under the weather. Cleaning up your own child's throw-up is bad enough, much less someone else's child...YUCK! I've been there a few times.

GPaty said...

So sorry to hear you've been feeling bad. Glad to hear you got some good drugs. They are a beautiful thing. Koti and I were talking about you the other day...we miss you! You need to come to Sweetwater/Roscoe for a girls trip or something. Let us know when you can come. Love you!

Melissa said...

Throw up--nasty! I had a HIGH SCHOOL kid throw up all over his TAKS test last spring. I hope you continue to feel better, and I hope your fam stays well, too! I like the pic, btw. Mommies need to be in pictures sometimes, too.

Rebecca said...

I've heard that airborne stuff is good. I'm sorry that you weren't feeling well, don't worry your defenses will build up soon. I heard the tail end of the fireman's speech and I remember thinking I have never heard fire being referred to as a monster! We used to have cops come and do a bike safety day at Timber Ridge and they were awful. I wanted to ask them if they realized they were talking to children!

Amy said...

I can't stand throw up! I am glad you are feeling better.