Fevered Observations

Lady with a coldI’ve spent the past 72 hours on the couch with a fever over 100 degrees with what I can only guess is the flu, even though I was a goody two shoes and got my flu shot. I’m feeling much better but still can’t seem to put several coherent thoughts together, so we’ll skip personal finance today and look at some weird observations that seem to only happen when  you’re sick.

-Little things seem so hard. I really, really wanted ice water when I was sick, but somehow putting both water and ice in the glass was just too hard. Luckily, Jim rescued me with a continuous supply of ice water. Reason enough to get married!

-You get upset really easily. When my jacket zipper got stuck, it almost sent me into meltdown mode until I realized that I could take it off like a shirt.

-Food is weird. Why do saltine crackers and orange sherbet only seem appealing when you’re sick?

-You want to eat crap when your appetite comes back. My appetite came back yesterday, and all I could think about were Hot Pockets and Sonic cheeseburgers. Maybe sherbet messes with your pallet?

-You’re kids get more needy. Normally, our daughter can get up and dressed with no problem, but when I was down, she needed help with everything.

-Personal hygiene is sooo difficult. I had to go in to work for a couple of hours on Monday.  I tried really hard to look presentable, but I would say it was meh at best.

-You know you’re getting better when you look around and notice what a pigstye your house has become while you were out, and you now feel the urge to clean and disinfect every inch of it.

I hope you all have an illness free winter. I’ll be taking my vitamins from here on out!

What odd things do you notice when you’re sick?

Image: Freedigitalphotos.net/Marin

Written By
Sydney White is a Texas-born stay at home mom who enjoys spending time with her family, bargain hunting and, of course, writing. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Snipon.com.


  1. Glad you’re feeling better! I was sick last week and all I could think about was getting my hands on a smoothie from Jamba Juice. Being sick sucks, especially when you work from home and you actually try and work when you should be in bed.

  2. I feel your pain! I was sick over the holidays. Actually, I was sick for close to sick weeks, but no fever. I was slowed down, but I managed to do everything I want ed or had to do. I even went bicycling, movies, parties etc. I was not contagious, but I did not feel very good despite getting a flu shot.

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