Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I have much to be thankful for this Thursday.

I am sick.

Sicker than I've been in quite awhile.

I recently got back from a vacation to California and Las Vegas. It was an awesome trip and tons of fun. BUT, I did not take care of myself when we went to the beach. I'm didn't put any sunscreen on my back. Fried crispy. For many a day, I've been dealing with the pains associated with second-degree burning one's skin. To add insult to injury, I had no idea that you could get sick from a sunburn. I'm alternately feverish and freezing, sweating and shivering. My throat is killing me and feels like it might split apart when I cough, my limbs ache, my head aches, my stomach hurts, and I can't sleep. And my back started to peel today, exposing new tender (and still burned) skin beneath it.

It is not fun.

And yet, everything is okay. My mom stayed here the other day to take care of the boys and me. My husband stayed home yesterday to take care of the boys and me. It's been so wonderful to have such awesome help and being able to lay in bed and hope that I'll feel better soon without having to worry about the boys.

This thankful Thursday, I am incredibly grateful for a fantastic husband, who threatens to out do me in the homemaking department. And a wonderful mother, who continues to teach me how to be the best mom.

And sunscreen.


Melanee said...

Ouch! That sounds so painful. Hope you recover quickly!

Bret said...

I'll never out-do you in the homemaking department. Oh, sure, I can put my best foot forward on occasion, but I always go to sleep that night wondering how anybody can accomplish that every day. On a day-to-day homemaking basis, I'll never come remotely close to stacking up to the awesomeness that is Mommy!

korth fam said...

Are you better?! Mine is gone a twinge of pain every now and then when I scratch, but I have Never been this tan in my life :) Bret you're a good guy!