Sofa Girls #4 and #5Posted by Carole C in NOLA on 1/20/05 at 21:28 (167648)
Suzanne and Kathy, how are you doing today? We expect daily reports and voluminous complaints from the sofa. Don'g forget... keep warm, drink lots of water, and rest.
As for me, I've been only working 6 hour days this week and I still have a cough (cough, cough!). I will be glad when I feel 100% healthy again.
Re: Sofa Girls #4 and #5Kathy G on 1/21/05 at 10:01 (167665)
Thanks for inquiring, Carole. I'm feeling much better. I still am a bit tired and stuffy but I haven't developed the cough and the chills have gone away. I have a dull headache but that may be unrelated. I get so many headaches that it's not really a symptom.
Today is below zero with a windchill factor below zero although I can't say we have that much wind. My duaghter called me earlier to see if I wanted to meet her for dinner tonight but even though I've been in the house since Sunday, I'm going to control my immediate response, which was a big yes, and stay in.
I'm sorry you're still coughing. My sister had the cough as long as you have and they had to give her a couple of different kinds of cough medicine and an inhaler before it subsided. She also took two courses of antibiotics. Maybe you should call the doctor again?
Ah, yes, it is windy out, I wasn't paying any attention to it! Brrr....I'm staying in. My husband picked up a book they were holding at the library for me called 'Angry housewives eating Bonbons.' Someone recommended it to me. Just the title makes me laugh so I hope it's a good book. I'll curl up with that and maybe do a few washes since the washing machine and dryer does all the work and take it easy again.
Hope you begin to feel better soon!
Re: Sofa Girls #4 and #5Suzanne D. on 1/21/05 at 17:05 (167691)
Thanks for asking, Carole. This has been a strange 'bug'. My head got really stuffy at the first of the week, and I braced myself for a sore throat, chills, fever - which never came. Wednesday I felt the worst, and yesterday I seemed to be clearing up. Now today my breathing is almost back to normal, but I am more tired than yesterday.
I guess if I had spent more time on the sofa instead of at school, I would be feeling better. And I know it sounds lame, but it is so much work to leave detailed plans for a day of school with first graders! I wouldn't intentionally be around them with a fever or sore throat, but with what appeared to be just head congestion, I kept trudging on. It takes anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours to write out all the details of the day and have everything ready. We have very few textbooks, so you can't just give orders to cover the next chapter. I was so tired at the end of each day that the thought of having to do all those preparations just seemed too much. It was easier to just keep going each day. I may be paying for that now.
But I am thankful it was not the flu and hope some more rest this weekend will make me feel more refreshed.
Here's hoping you feel completely well soon!
Re: Sofa Girls #4 and #5Kathy in Ky on 1/21/05 at 19:39 (167696)
Suzanne, I know how hard it is to get a substitute that will follow your lesson plans after all the hard work of getting them organized. When I taught 2nd grade, I would agonize about missing a day. But teaching the upper grades is much easier to leave emergency plans, a few of the kids could conduct class with or without me. (at least they think they know it all) We had a Snow Day today! Our predicted dusting of snow turned out to be 5-6' of beautiful snow! I have been resting all day, my feet are adjusting to the new school floors so I took advantage of the day off. My husband even went to the grocery for me. On another topic- I remember you said your daughter was chosen for Governor's Scholar Program when she was a junior. My daughter turned in her application last week & we are crossing our fingers. Her application essay was very special to me, it tugged at my heart even if she isn't chosen, we will be proud of her. Her graduating class will be full of scholarship contenders, they've been good group all the way through school. I'll let you know if she is chosen. Get those emergency lesson plans ready & try not to think about what is going on at school while you are on the sofa!
Re: Sofa Girls #4 and #5Carole C in NOLA on 1/21/05 at 20:20 (167698)
Glad to hear that your breathing is almost back to normal, Suzanne! Maybe you can get some rest over the weekend since you are still tired. How terrific that you didn't get other symptoms. :)
Re: Sofa Girls #4 and #5Carole C in NOLA on 1/21/05 at 20:23 (167699)
Kathy, I'm glad to hear that you are feeling much better! How terrific that the chills have gone away, and that you haven't developed the cough. Sorry about the headache.
I should probably take the rest of my cough medicine, rather than complaining about the cough lingering on. (duh!) I just stopped taking all my medicine when I returned to work. The cough medicine really works well.
Re: Sofa Girls #4 and #5Kathy G on 1/22/05 at 11:16 (167712)
My sister did the same thing, Carole. She realized when she was talking to me and still coughing that she still had a half a bottle left! And to think your father was a doctor! Shame on you!
Seriously, hope it works for you. Today, before the big blizzard begins, I am going out because I am going stir crazy. Tomorrow will be fine to be housebound. There are two very important football games to watch!
Re: Sofa Girls #4 and #5john h on 1/22/05 at 17:47 (167733)
Reading about so many of you with colds may have infected me!!! I have been sneezing all day and have a runny nose. No fever. Thanks a lot. I am watching football tomorrow no matter how I feel.
Re: Easy Chair Guy #2?Carole C in NOLA on 1/22/05 at 19:54 (167740)
John, I hope you don't come down with anything and become Easy Chair Guy #2, even though Richard may want company. :)
The fact that you don't have a fever bodes well. Take care and stay warm! It sounds like tomorrow will be a good day for you to stay inside, under a blanket and on your easy chair, watching football.
Re: Sofa Girls #4 and #5Suzanne D. on 1/22/05 at 20:16 (167742)
Kathy, I'm so glad your feet are adjusting to the concrete floors in your new school. And I'm sure you enjoyed your snow day!
Good luck to your daughter with her GSP application. As you said, you are proud of her, and anyone who applies is a fine student and worthy of congratulations.
You're right about the sub plans. I need to get an emergency set ready so that I can miss without all the extra stress. We've just finished a scholastic audit (We aren't in crisis; it was voluntary on the part of our principal, but still stressful) and have had lots of extras going on. I'm looking forward to things settling down a bit.
Re: Easy Chair Guy #2?Suzanne D. on 1/22/05 at 20:19 (167743)
Yes, John, I hope you soon get over any cold symptoms and that you enjoy staying in and watching football.
It does make you almost believe that we are catching these viruses from one another, doesn't it?! Pretty powerful germs - going from California to Canada, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Kentucky, and now Arkansas! :)
Re: Sofa Girls #4 and #5Suzanne D. on 1/22/05 at 20:21 (167744)
Thanks, Carole! I do feel better today. I slept 10 hours last night, and that was nice!
I hope you're having a good weekend,