Thursday, December 07, 2006

12/07

I'm a bit stymied about what to write about. I don't really want to write more about the stomach illness that is debilitating both Zac and I. I will say that I felt so bad last night that the sound of my puking caused Zac to start puking as well. There was something particularly awful about that.

I don't really want to write more about Mr. Tugboat, who e-mailed me to tell me that he "made the mistake" of reading my blog last night.

Zac is home with his PaPa today, watching "Dora the Explorer" (MNS - You were so right about that show! My Dad said that he is hooked and won't stop watching it. I'm so glad that I took your advice and bought Z-man a DVD. On a side note - am I the only American Mom out there that was concerned that her child wasn't interested in watching anything on the giant, talking box before now? Jeez, with all the research focused on the effects of television watching on infants and early toddlers, you would think that I would be thrilled with Zac's refusal to participate in one of my favorite past times. I wasn't. I worried about it because even when something is good, I worry. That's just how I am, especially as a Mom).

This is day 4 of an internal dialogue that goes something like, "If I'm sick and I have sick time still available, I should go home. Why the hell am I still here?" then, "Well, I should suck it up and try to do something at work and I can always close the door at lunch and sleep on the floor. I took a sick day last week and I'm started to be viewed as irresponsible."

Then again, it might make me a bad employee if puke in office kitchen while trying to heat up some oatmeal. Employers tend to frown on that.

10 comments:

wildflower said...

I think sick employees should stay home from work. And, for the sake of solidarity, you should know that the Today Show did a story today stressing the same idea.
I hope you feel better soon!

jenna said...

huh. interesting about the mr. tugboat's "mistake of reading your blog". what the hell did he expect to find? huh.

ok, i really don't want to force you talk about it if you won't want to, but what the hell is wrong with y'all's intestines??! is this just something that normally happens to toddlers and you caught it? throwing up every few hours for days on end just doesn't seem right!

Melanie Marie said...

Oh. My. God.

You poor thing! I can't even imagine...

Screw Mr.Tugboat. He broke it off with you and then calls to complain to you??? wow.

I am sorry all this is happening at once!

I don't know what your boss's problem is, if you are sick you should BE AT HOME!!!! I don't want any of my workers coming in when they are sick! Then everyone else gets sick.

I hope things start going better for you soon!

Caroline said...

I hope you and Zac start feeling better soon. I can't imagine being sick and having a sick child. Hang in there.

sarcastic journalist said...

You should stay home. Fighting it won't make things any better.

Also, Mr. Tugboat might want to learn that, hey, he's the one that broke it off and haha, you and others might have opinions about it.

Stay strong. Keep on rocking the porcelain throne.

Abby said...

Good night. I thought turning thirty was giving me a bad week....

I hope you all start to feel better. And as for Mr. Tugboat....well I will keep my opinion to myself. (immature springs to mind and that is the only nice word I can think of...)

sarcastic journalist said...

Hey, you didn't eat at Taco Bell...did you?

Pregnant In Texas said...

No, I didn't eat at Taco Bell. I did eat at Jack in the Box last night, even though I just heard the report about e-coli in the green onions (ugh). I forgot.

Kristen said...

I hope you're feeling better - that sounds terrible. I can relate to worrying about things whether or not they've actually happened yet. It used to drive my mom crazy when I would do that as a kid.

ipj said...

Everyone else pretty much summed up my thoughts but I still wanted to say hi. I continue to owe you an email.