News at Home: Sick men are a pain!
My first week back to work was mostly okay. My kids behavior has been pretty good and I did really well sticking to my plans to leave work by 4:15 on Monday, 4:30 on Tuesday, 5 on Wednesday and 6 on Thursday. I also setup for coding club to only be on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, thereby freeing up two to three Thursdays a month in contrast to last semester. I’m putting myself first, not working too late just to get all the unrealistic expectations completed. I didn’t get everything done, but I got what had to be done finished.
And I probably would have gotten more done if my husband hadn’t gotten sick. He is a real true man child when he gets sick. I got home Thursday night and he was lying on the couch with a stomach ache and a 103 fever. So I called the nurse hotline for my insurance and described his symptoms. They advised that if he still had a fever over 101 in the morning he should go to the doctor. And since he’s basically incapable of going to the doctor by himself, I put in for a sub on Friday and notified my team and AP that I might be out the next day. The next morning Kiko still had a high fever, so at 4:30 a.m. I sat down for 2 hours to write up sub plans so I could stay home. Then Kiko basically argued with me about going to the doctor until I agreed to go to the employee clinic instead – where he could get checked for the flu. They confirmed he did not have the flu – yay! – but advised he should go to a doctor because of the fever and stomach pain he was experiencing. They were able to confirm it wasn’t like he needed surgery immediately but that was all they could do at the clinic.
Well, guess who REFUSED to go to the doctor? yep, my husband! Instead, he wanted IHOP because he was hungry and ate eggs, sausage, pancakes, and coffee. Yeah, exactly what you should eat when your stomach hurts. But he didn’t care, he was hungry. So we go home and he complains of stomach pain while trying various ridiculous home remedies (i.e., rubbing olive oil on his stomach) for hours. Around 3:30 he suggests that maybe he needs to go to the doctor because the home remedies aren’t working. REALLY?! 3:30 on a Friday that I took off work so that we could take of everything, including any necessary tests if they were required. But when he finally grows up and agrees, it’s too late. And he worries that it’s something serious and complains about the pain until I finally go to be at midnight with the plan that if he feels the same or worse in the morning we’d go to urgent care.
Long story slightly less long, he’s feeling mostly better, fever is gone and his stomach pain is much less. Although he did JUST let me know that “the pain’s not gone. Don’t think it doesn’t still hurt.” OMG! What a baby!! I love him but since he refused to use the time appropriately, my sympathy is low and since his fever and pain is mostly gone, I’m also not near as worried.
So my stress this week was all from my husband and I really enjoyed a day away yesterday – I went to the gym, had a gym work meeting, and hung out with my brother. Kiko did call me at one point yesterday complaining of pain and hinting heavily that even though he was feeling a bit better he would like me to come home and take him to urgent care. I suggested that we wait until today and he basically agreed, until I came home and he was in a foul mood about how no one cared he was sick. UGH! again I say, #manchild.
I am just venting though, as I was really worried about him and hate to have him sick. I just wish he could handle it more like an adult (or a woman lol). Hopefully he’ll feel even better tomorrow and this whole thing will be basically over.
I’m very happy with the way I was able to blog last week and I’m doing okay with it this week as well – Sunday is my day to do some blogging and I”m seem to be right on track 🙂 So look for me to be visiting some today.
COYER is going strong, and I still have no idea how I’m doing. I think I’m just not going to worry about it this time and next COYER I’ll setup a shelf on Goodreads to track.
Task it Tuesday continues this week over at Because Challenges. Join us if you have a to-do list to work on (and who doesn’t?) 🙂 You’ll see my to-do list and progress from last week as well.
Last Week on the Blog
- [7 Jan] Monthly Book Report ~ December 2018 Last update before the new year. #bookreport
- [8 Jan] Read Me Romance Last Week | Bombshell by Jen Frederick
- [8 Jan] Bombshell by Jen Frederick ★★★½
- [9 Jan] Waiting on Wednesday ~ Phoenix Feathers
- [10 Jan] On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder ★★★★
- [11 Jan] #FitReaders Update | January 1-4
- [12 Jan] My First TBR List of 2019! And the winner is…
- [13 Jan] Second week of a New Year! ~ WIR & SP
- [13 Jan] Sunday Post with Berls | Sick men are a pain!
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls
Read Me Romance Last Week | Rolling the Dice by Alessandra Torre
Fit Readers Update | January 5-11
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