Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cold and Flu Season Wins.

Andy and I are both currently home sick. Our Valentine's Day was spent cuddled up under lots of covers, watching "Law & Order: Los Angeles" in bed. Nothing like a brutal murder to make your heart all fluttery.

Our escapades began on Wednesday night. After a long day for the both of us, neither of us felt like cooking, so we decided to try out our local Eat'n Park, which is basically like Pittsburgh's answer to Denny's. Everything was fine--we even got our little Smiley cookies, and were pretty happy about life.

About 3:30 in the morning, I woke up with a strange gurgling sensation in my stomach. There's no glamorous way to talk about a stomach virus . . . suffice it to say that the gurglings continued, and resulted in just about every consequence of a gurgling stomach one could imagine. That left me incapacitated through Thursday.

Friday was fine, except that while we were babysitting, one (of the five) was also sick, and she threw up too. As luck would have it, this happened just as we were putting everyone to bed, and things quickly descended into chaos thereafter.

Saturday, we somehow managed to escape any illness, and make it to Columbus, Ohio, for our temple shift. (Aside: for those of you who have a temple nearby, be grateful. We drive 3.5 hours to get to ours.)

Sunday, Andy woke up feeling pretty lousy. He stayed home from church. Monday, he called in to work and said he couldn't come in, and stayed home from classes. I went to work, despite that I was feeling a little crummy.

Upon arrival at work, I discovered that the very same stomach bug that had afflicted me had been going around there. We were short-staffed, and everything was out of whack. Made for a pretty sucky day at work, despite the fact that in light of the illness that had taken over, our director told us just to show movies all day. Even so, I started feeling crappier and crappier as the day went on. By the time it was time for me to come home, I was feeling so grumpy and misanthropic that I was swearing at everyone who crossed my path.

So, that brings us to today. Here we are, both home, both feeling worthless. Happy cold and flu season!


  1. I hope you both feel better soon! That's certainly no fun.

    On a side note, I saw a lady in the BYU Creamery parking lot the other day taking off a Club from her steering wheel, and it totally reminded me of your post. I guess Pittsburgh isn't the only place that still needs the Club. :)

  2. SO sorry you're sick!! Get well soon!!

  3. I had that gurgling virus last month and not to be a downer, but it hits hard and fast and then takes almost 2 weeks to feel 100% again. I wish you guys health! Oh and thanks for your comment. I love you guys too. :)

  4. I feel you. I've been coughing my lungs out for almost a week... my muscles are barely able to even give a half-hearted attempt at convulsing anymore. Pathetic.