Friday, November 03, 2006

Sick Day


Good Friday Everybody,
Mac & I are under cootie house arrest today so it's all quiet on the Smith front. He has stopped puking, which is a good thing. Now he's just kind of worn out and draped over the couch. I'm a little better. Took my first round of antibiotics and not so "hit-by-a-truck" feeling.
I am a little aggravated that I'm off work for two days. I HATE calling off work. But the dr. took that in hand by telling me I'm contagious and can't work until Monday so I suppose that's that. Something about being a nurse, exposing patients, blah blah blah.
I woke up this morning and let the dog out and there was a little bit of snow stuck to the grass and that definately lifted my mood. There is something supremely luxurious about being at home when it's cold and snowy outside. It's not exactly a blizzard or anything but my Laura Ingalls heart insists that when frigid weather looms, a person should be inside warm and snug. Which Mac and I are, so I think I'll just enjoy this sick day of mine.
I do love being at home, and here I am so why not make the best of it? I have visions of eggy sandwiches and a hot tea kettle and maybe I'll pull out my "Long, Long Trailer" DVD and really hunker down for a good old fashioned sick day, the way God intended.
I'm so thankful that when I post that I've got cooties, I have seventeen comments of love from people I know and those I'll hug real hard in heaven when I finally meet them. I'm thankful that when I get sick I have a job that will pay me to stay home. I have access to a doctor and medication. I have health insurance. I have a place to take my sick child for care and he is strong and healthy enough to recover quickly. I have a warm home and a soft couch and a kitchen full of comfort food. I have so much more than so many. Maybe a sick day is a good time to realize just how much I have. I'm going to spend this one thankful and blessed.
Wherever you are today; God be with you. May you have a warm and luxurious day surrounded by great and small blessings.
Love to you all!
Psalm 144:3
O LORD, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get better sicko.

Margie said...

Great post!!

You know yesterday, the snow had taken a break from falling, the sun was just starting to go down so it had that orangey hue, but the sky was still blue, the light was reflecting off the red/orange/brown leaves with the green just peeking through the snow. I swear (even though technically I don't swear anymore) that God said, "Margie, I know you are having a rough day, look what I painted you" to remind me of my blessings. Glad you are counting yours.

Now get better. And give Mac a hug for me.

Jada's Gigi said...

Counting blessing is always good...have a yummy sick day all cozy inside. There is much to be thankful for even in the midst of cooties....:)

Tonya said...

Hope you get to feeling better Sara. Praying for you to have a wonderful comfy day relaxing.

Mrs. Mac said...

Taking a sick day is such a comforting thing to do ... even if you are sick. There's no better place to be sick than warm and comfy tucked away on the couch at home. Hope your family is feeling better soon.

Deb said...

I'm happy to hear that Mac is doing better! :) Yeah God!!!

I trust you're enjoying your warm and cozies....


Thanks for the reminder that we are blessed in EVERY situation!

dawnaj1958 said...

Breathe on me. I need a sick day. Well, maybe the eggy sandwiches and tea sounded good..so glad you're under control...hugs from us in PA to you in MI!!(long arms)

Sara Maria said...

Hey I know that guy in the pic with you!!! I cant think of his name but I loved that guy when I went to Metro!!!! Is that your husband? Ahhh I wish I could remember his name but I wonder if he remembers me toO? hmm. Go check out my myspace and click on my pics. Thats me. :) He was in the worship band right?

KayMac said...

hope you're feeling better. let us know if you need something

Live, Love, Laugh said...

Sorry to hear you are sick, but it seems you see a blessing in it anyway and that is good! hope you get well soon.

Sara said...

hey sara m! yeah, that guy in the pic is the mr. aka dean. he is in the metro house band. i like him too! thanks for stopping in...grace!