Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I am STILL struggling with congestion. The coughing and blowing of the nose! I've made it to work all week, but everyone looks at me like I must have the plague! I missed an entire week of work last week and now spent this one feeling really crumby. I look forward to feeling better too, I can't wait for the first night that I manage to not wake up with a coughing fit. It's like parenting a newborn, hoping and hoping to sleep through the night! :-)
I hope you do feel better soon and that you can enjoy the holiday with your own kids even without the party.
Oh - and our house? Still not back to normal. Piles and laundry and messes EVERYWHERE!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I have a feeling my next week will be like yours this week. I"ll be back at work, but still feeling like I've got a bad head cold. I'm telling you, this flu is AWFUL.

We'll just have to keep telling ourselves that at some point it will all be behind us...


mouse's picture mouse

Scooter really wanted a Halloween party, but we haven't been able to get it together enough over here to have one with friends and such. But he seems to accept that Grandma and Grandpa will come over and have a party with him. My mother-in-law makes these great (for kids) treats that are a mix of melted marshmallows and white chocolate chips. After spooning them into ghost-like shapes on parchment paper, you can add mini-chocolate-chip eyes and mouth. Scooter loved them last year and I even had one or two.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I think I came across that recipe in my searches. I wanted to make them today, but am stuck at home with lots of mini marshmallows and no white candy coating.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

It IS awful, like nothing I've experienced before. I called my dr today, just to be sure it's okay that I feel WORSE today than I have all week and they were completely unconcerned. They said that it's pretty much happening to everyone, the regression after a few days of feeling okay. Yuck!
I hope you're recovery is quicker. The one good thing is that the kids both bounced back much better this week. They seem to be feeling pretty much back to normal, aside from being very tired by the end of the day.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

You've reassured me, Omaha--I keep running an on and off fever now since Monday and all the sites I look at say you should only really be running a fever for 3 or 4 days. I think it will just take awhile to feel better, and it helps to know that you're still recovering. I hope you rest up this weekend.