Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Welcome to my pity party

If you don't like pity parties, you should leave right now. Come back after the party's over. You can help clean up after it, if you're feeling nice.

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Ugh. Another day of coughing, sneezing, feeling light-headed and dizzy and possibly feverish, and being so exhausted.... and taking the cold / flu medicine and still feeling light-headed and dizzy and exhausted, although with slightly less coughing and sneezing....

...when will this end?


I hate being sick. More importantly, I don't have time to be sick. Everything in my life just keeps chugging along whether I'm ready for it or not.

Kids still have to get to school, and home again. They still need breakfast, lunch, and dinner; transportation to their various lessons, activities, appointments, and events; homework help; and supervision so they won't kill each other.

Court pleadings still need responses. Hearings still happen.

Clients still need to be billed. My bills still need to be paid.

The nail in my car tire had to be removed. The oil is due for changing.

Classes I'm scheduled to teach still need to be taught. Lesson plans and lectures must be prepared. The students show up, ready and waiting for me to teach them everything they need to know to be successful law students and lawyers.

And so I keep on keeping on, but I am so exhausted and I just have to sleep.... and so the laundry has piled up and the papers have piled up and there is no milk for lunches because I haven't made it to the store that sells the little cartons of lunch milk and the homework papers for my class remain ungraded and my mortgage payment is late and I haven't done the monthly client billing so there is no money to pay it yet and I've asked opposing counsel for another extension of time on a disclosure statement and I just hate owing the opposing attorney any sort of favor and I need a nap and I need some coffee but I don't have time to sleep and I'm too exhausted to make the coffee....

Oh, when will it end?!?

11 comments:

SkylersDad said...

Sending you good healing thoughts and well-wishes!

Adriana said...

I hear ya!

Bella said...

You are not superwoman, it can all wait until you feel better. Your health is the most important thing and with the swine flu outbreaks and all the crud take care of yourself and get to the doctor and get checked out if it drags on. I do hope you better and don't be out spreading those germs around! LOL

Silliyak said...

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Nan said...

When will it end? If it's a typical cold or flu virus, in about a week, although it's going to feel a lot longer. Stay hydrated, rest, get well soon.

I'll keep my fingers crossed your kids don't get sick, too.

♥ Braja said...

It will end when the drugs kick in :))
Get well soon....
x

Johnny Yen said...

As your attorney, I recommend a couple of glasses of bourbon. Won't help the illness, but it'll sure make you feel better!

Get better soon!

LegalMist said...

Thank you all for all your good wishes. I decided to try red wine instead of bourbon, Johnny Yen, but it was good advice. I do feel better. Of course, tomorrow I may feel worse if I am hung over, but so far, so good!! Plus, alcohol kills germs, right? That should help.

Bella said...

Glad you feel better.

Jenners said...

Here's hoping you get better soon! It can be hard when the world doesn't stop when you don't feel good ... but if you don't take some time to rest, it will just keep getting worse. Just do ONLY what you have to do ... let the rest go.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

With a schedule like that, I'm not sure it will end! I hope you get to feeling better soon!