I am starting to feel really bad about not giving you ya’ll a chapter, but really, seriously — no, truly — until I go back and edit these are very hard to write and to make my life complete, I have whatever the kid had.

The good news is that it doesn’t seem to be norovirus — at least the younger kid has stopped upchucking.  OTOH older kid fell yesterday and I don’t feel so good.  I don’t seem to have a FULL version of it, but it’s still making it damn hard to concentrate for any real creative work, including writing the long overdue chapter.

If this changes by tomorrow, I shall post tomorrow.  For now I’m going to do the cat box (yes, it IS a constant thing.  Sorry.  And then I think I’ll go nap, because it’s that kind of day.

Part of the “being sick less” resolution is to try to rest when I needed it so the crud doesn’t drag on.

Okay, that’s it.  Head is empty and fuzzy.  More later if I find brain.

60 responses to “ARGH

  1. Feel better. Very soon.

  2. Oh, no, sounds like you have what I got last spring!

    I was flat out sick– and I’m never sick– for a full day, could only crawl out of bed to feed the girls, and felt like crud for the next week. Bucket was my friend.

    I highly suggest broth, or some sort of tea that is…um… suitable. I think I drank a lot of plain old warm water with a little salt.

    Two days seemed to be the incubation period with our ugh, at least that’s how long it took Duchess to get sick, and then Princess, and then my mom…..

  3. Yea – yesterday was a bad headache and an upchuck. *sigh

  4. We’ve had it since last weekend. My niece and nephew gave it to me. Reservoirs of pestilence.

    • Rob Crawford

      About a decade ago, one of my nieces brought a norovirus-like illness to Thanksgiving. We still call her “Typhoid Mandy” on occasion.

  5. Christopher M. Chupik

    Your health comes first. We’ll still be here when you’re feeling better.

  6. So…Horde free-for-all?

    In the comments, of course, no need to set Huns and Hoydens loose in the wild…yet.

  7. Please take the time to recover. The chapter will be better for being written when you’re feeling better.

  8. –More later if I find brain.–

    When you corner your brain, remember to approach it cautiously–

  9. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard

    I won’t “push the Like button” for this. [Frown]

    Sarah, please take care of yourself.

  10. That sucks. I hope you feel better soon.

  11. There once was a writer from Denver
    Whose head felt like she went on a bender
    She went right to bed
    And slept like the dead
    And that might her write even better

    Feel Better Sarah!
    (And yes, I know that Goldport isn’t actually Denver but it rhymed. Ish. Call it artistic license)

  12. Sarah,
    I hope for you and the kids to get well soon.

  13. Ouch.

    My cold has its moments of pain — the headaches are worse — but its only continuing effect is a nasty muzzy-headedness.

    I don’t think I’d trade.

    • All of you people need to get better soon! Healthy thoughts.

      And garlic.

      And whiskey.

      And sleep.

      • Garlic steeped in whiskey?

        • Ahhh…hmmm…dunno. Might have to research.

        • mikeweatherford

          Gotta have the honey and lemon, or it doesn’t work as well, and you have both bad breath and a hangover.

          • You know, I think I’ve managed bad breath and a hangover without mixing good garlic and good whiskey.

            So, is mixing garlic, honey, lemon and whiskey a sublime example of gastric chemistry? Or a perversion of nature and an assault on the buds befitting something “good for you”?

  14. Greek Penicillin

    One shot Metaxa (or brandy, or whiskey)
    One generous splash lemon juice
    One or two spoonfuls of honey (local is best)
    One cup tea.

    Mix together and drink while hot.

    Get better soon.

  15. Get better. And don’t worry about the free chapter. I, for one, would rather have the novels that we’ll have to pay for. 🙂

  16. I am liking the notion of Sarah resting and getting better.