I’ve been sick since Friday morning. Barely able to eat (though I just managed to eat some macaroni…yay!), sleeping constantly and feeling very drained. It has made me appreciate the lightness that is health. I feel like I did when I was pregnant. And while I love my 2 babies like there’s no tomorrow, let me put it this way: Please. God. No. When I was pregnant I was nauseous and exhausted for 3 months straight. I know this isn’t unusual, but it sucked. A lot.
Anyways, I was feeling like that again. I haven’t been sick like that since I was pregnant, but this time I really didn’t feel sorry for myself. I went to bed and I rested. I gave thanks for the times I feel really vibrant and healthy which is MOST of the time! I also gave thanks to myself for carrying my 2 children while feeling so crappy. Yes, they are totally worth it, but again…it sucked. A lot.
Being sick has also been teaching me to Lighten the Heck Up. So I share with you here some things you may not know about me. Let’s nourish ourselves with some silliness shall we?
– I laugh when people fall down. Keep in mind, I’ll always make sure they’re ok, but…I laugh first.
– Arrested Development and Ricky Gervais make me pee my pants! Granted, I’ve given birth to 2 children so that’s not hard to do, but still! Very funny.
– I love wine. I know quite a bit about it too, but love learning more. I often wish that it didn’t make me tipsy so quickly, but then if it didn’t, would I love it as much? Probably not.
– I love romance. Not really the Harlequin stuff, but I suppose I’ve never given it a good go. I just love the idea of 2 people finding each other, sharing everything and loving each other anyways. Mmmmm….
– My kids make me laugh everyday. Everytime my 5-year-old daughter farts, my 2-year-old son comes up to her, pats her on the bum and says “It ok”. Not sure what exactly is ok, but it makes me laugh my ass off.
– I love flirting. Even though 99% of the time it’s with my husband and 99% of that goes right over his head, I love it still. It affirms my girlishness.
And so thank-you stomach virus (not pregnant)! You made me remember it’s ok to be ridiculous. There are lots of lessons to learn and people to forgive, but ultimately, joy is just another vehicle to help get us there. Yay!