Sunday, February 5, 2012

Help! I May, or May Not, Be Sick

I'm not feeling well.  I don't know that I would classify myself as sick, but I don't know that I would classify myself as well either.  I'm firmly non-committed to a health status currently.

I can't breathe or smell out of my nose so that's sort of a blessing and a curse type of thing.  I mean, I really like to breathe, but I have three small children and not being able to smell is actually extremely helpful in my line of work given the mass amounts of poop and rotting milk in sippy cups I have to deal with around here.

I am horribly sleep deprived since Cole and Stella have been taking turns keeping me up for hours in the middle of the night during the last week.  Yesterday I felt like my head might explode, which seemed bad, and my exhaustion was hitting me so hard I could barely function.  So after lunch I did the craziest thing, I took a nap.  It was awesome. 

Is anyone else doing this?

I usually am horrible at falling asleep during the day, but I laid down and was out for three hours.  I haven't done that since Stella was born.  I really recommend it.  Why don't my children beg for this every day?

Today though, there was no nap and I am pretending to care about the Super Bowl....but really I am just excited to see Tim Riggins, David Beckham, and Madonna.  I'm tired, and sick, or maybe not sick, but definitely shouldn't be blogging.  So how about you guys do some of the work?

I need some answers.  Here are the questions.

  • I need a crazy good, lose yourself in the story, book.  What should I read?  Please, oh please do not say Hunger Games, Twilight, The Help, or anything where I have to really concentrate to understand the English used....because I've read them.  Think people!  Think!
  • This year is Alex and my 10 year anniversary and we want to go away for a few days to somewhere mountainous and full of all things appropriate for October that we can't get in Texas, like cool weather, elevation, and leaves of multiple colors. Any affordable ideas?
  • I am determined for 2012 to be the year that I take my adult tap dance class.  Where would I take such a class and would you be willing to attend my recital for support?
That's all I'm asking.  I'd appreciate any information you could share. 

Remember, I'm sick, or not sick, I need your help.

15 comments:

Subknit said...

Books: I recommend young adult books for both the quality of writing and level of storytelling - great stories that you don't have to think too too hard about. So beyond my usual rec of Harry Potter, I would look up stuff by Tamora Pierce. Particularly her Alanna quartet to start with - a girl pretends to be a boy to become a knight by switching with her twin brother. Feminism, sorcery, medieval-style setting, all awesome sorts of stuff.

Get well soon! Being sick (or maybe not sick but definitely not feeling well) is no fun, especially when you don't get sick days!

The Sugar Mountain said...

I love The Red Tent! Just read it for a second time for a bookclub and it was really loved by everyone. It has every element. It's the story (fictional) of Dinah from the bible. It's crazy good!

alanna rose said...

Vacation: Gatlinburg, you can get a cabin and be all mountainy, or just chill in the hot tub. Lots of kitschy stuff to do, or hike in the Great Smoky Mountains. We stayed there before bebe 1 was born, lots of fun!

Kimberly said...

I totally forgot about The Red Tent! We read that my sophomore year of high school and I loved it. I reread it several times, but it's been years since I've picked it up. Definitely second that recommendation. The Glass Castle is really good, too. I have so many books I love but my brain is currently short-circuiting.

Hope you feel better!

Laura Hughes said...

I just read a book called Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi. Interesting. For a vacation, I'd recommend Arkansas.

MissH said...

Anything by Jodi Picult is good, My Sisters Keeper is one of her best. I saw that a couple of other people recommended The Red Tent, I really enjoyed that also.

Kmama said...

Sorry you are non-committal to a health status. I hope you can figure out what side of hte fence you belong on soon, and that you aren't sick. ;-)

As for books, check out Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. There are 18 books, and all are very fast, easy, fun reads. The first book was just made into a movie (now playing, One for the Money). I love that series and will often laugh out loud while reading.

Lizbeth said...

I was walking around all last week with a temp of 100. It's totally going around.

I'm reading the Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan.

And my sister is up in Madras Oregon and loves it. I don't know how affordable it is though.....

Take care of yourself!!!

Missy said...

I'll attend your recital! I'm all about doing something new and challenging as an adult. And tap . . . that sounds exciting!

January Dawn said...

So I can't help you with questions 2 and 3 because I'm not from anywhere near where you live (I'm Canadian). BUT I just finished Bossypants by Tina Fey. If you haven't read it yet (which would be surprising, I think, but you never know) I highly suggest it for smart humour and just because it made me laugh out loud. A lot. I hope you feel better soon!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I say the Mysterious Benedict Society. Kids book, but fun and easy for adults!

jenny said...

I second the vote for the Janet Evanovich books! They are no brainier, quick, laugh-out-loud fun! As for the recital, I say put it on You-tube so we can all see it. You will rock it!

Tara said...

Sorry - no good books, 'cause I just read the help and loved it. 10th anniversary in Sept for me too - gonna take a weekend in the city (Chicago) for me. Have you thought about hitting the mountains in Colorado or New Mexico? You're not THAT far in Texas - well, that depends on what part of Texas you're in.

Hope you feel better soon!

Two Normal Moms said...

I won't recommend Girl With The Dragon Tattoo because it was a real pain to get into and even now it's slow going. When I want to lose myself in an easy read I turn to JA Jance and the like. Whodunit crime novels are the easy read when I need it.

David said...

I'm tired, and sick, or maybe not sick, but definitely shouldn't be blogging. So how No prescription needed about you guys do some of the work?