Monday, March 31, 2008

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Well today ends spring break for the kids. It was good to have Aaron home for a few days from school. He was off to Chicago to see Jenny before the week was out and spent as much of his break visiting her as visiting mom and dad. We didn't have any spring break plans because I'm too far down on the seniority list to score days off for the week. Hannah managed a couple of outings with friends but mostly complained of being bored.

On the bad side of things, we've been battling the flu for the last few days. I really started feeling bad on my Thursday night mid and left on sick leave as soon as my relief arrived. I've been a bit feverish on and off for the past few days, head congestion, cough and body aches. Chris and Hannah have been the same. We canceled plans for Friday and Saturday evenings and missed church yesterday. I think that we're coming out of it. Chris and Hannah are headed to the doctor's today. The man will just let it run its course! I should mention that my saying "flu" is purely self diagnosis in case any FAA supervisor might be reading this. I don't want to have to go see a doctor to get permission to come back to work!

For the ugly, we're hoping to be well by next weekend to make the trip across the state to visit Chris' parents. We don't want to bring any "bugs" around her mom. Her mom is at home, but in a lot of pain and pretty helpless. Don't know what else to say...

As a final note: Happy Birthday to my sister, Theresa.

John

4 comments:

Bilbo said...

Don't take any chances with this year's flu...Agnes had it, and looked like an ad for death for almost two weeks.

Amanda said...

I hope you and your family get better soon. If you can stand the smell and taste, brewed garlic is fantastic for flus. Really cuts down their duration.

Mike said...

The people that are getting sick this year seem to be staying sick for an extended period of time. I'm going to blockade the bridge on I44 at Rolla so you can't get to close!

John said...

Chris and Hannah were negative for the flu.

Hannah is back in school today, I'm back at work, Chris is still home sick.

Amanda, garlic is nature's antibiotic. I usually break up a clove and swallow one of the pieces like a pill. It does seem to help.
We use quite a bit of garlic in the kitchen so there is always some around.