Monday, November 23, 2009

Babysitting How-To

Saturday I babysat the sprogs for dear friends while they went to the new queerwolf/fagpyre movie. They were very sweet, quite well-behaved and generally tended themselves. No limbs were lopped off and I'm calling that a win/win. The trick of good babysitting is knowing how much to allow them to self-manage. Of course, these kids are smart and not monstrous at all, so left to their own devices is not generally a bad thing in their case. I think I did rather well, don' t you?

Still sicky but I expect to make it in to work today. Feeling much better. My joints are aching like mad, but were much worse Saturday night. Have had a little fever here and there, but that's not been bad. No sneezing, but I do have some congestion in my lungs.

Someone has made me promise to go to the doctor if I'm not better soon, so hopefully that won't be necessary.


D.W. said...

Good to hear that you're starting to feel better!

Jess said...

It's been about a year since I fought the crud. Last time was with congestion. It reached the point I knew I had to get rid of it, but I didn't know what was best. I finally went to a pharmacy, scoped out the decongestants, and decided with the generic form of Mucinex. It wasn't time release, but did the same thing.(Much cheaper, also) I was relieved when it started coming out and I could breath without rattling.

Take care and stay hydrated.

Anonymous said...

Containerized children. How neat and convenient. Just stack-and-store.

Hope you get to feeling better soon.

B Woodman

Rabbit said...

You left the lid and anvil off that box.

Hope you feel better soon. Try some of the old-school Nyquil, the kind with alcohol and other goodies in it, not that grade-school variety they try to pass off as Nyquil now.


schnoobie said...

I love the idea of the addition of an anvil on top of the lid! Pure evil genius!
Good job Phlemmy!and sooooo glad you are feeling bettah!

Sparrow said...

Argh! I had it two weeks ago. The worst was the achiness, that stuff lasted three days. It was also accompanied by some goopy schnoo in my lungs. It took a good five or six days to start to feel normal again. Feel better soon!