Monday, May 12, 2008

Taking a Sick Day

We moved to Tulsa a year and a half ago - December 2006. For the first year, we were all sick. Usually more than one of us at a time, and not pansy little colds either. We were on more antibiotics in our first year here than our entire family had been in the previous 15 years. I was grateful for the antibiotics, really, even though I usually steer clear of the things. I'd had this wicked recurring ear ache since 2000 and the antibiotic knocked it out.

Then at Christmas I noticed that no one was sick. One year of sick and it was over. Except for Little Guy, who really isn't sick, just always stuffy and snoring and congested. Allergy meds do nothing. The tonsils are coming out. But we've all been well for months. Until today.

Last night, really. My eyes, nose and throat itched. I knew exactly what it was and blocked off my calendar for the rest of the week. Sure enough, I'm deep into a cold today. Yay! My annual cold.

So what have I done with my day, you ask? Did I sleep? Rest? No. I spent half the morning ironing, since I love to iron. Then attended a volunteer luncheon at school. Cafeteria food will not cure the common cold, in case your mother ever tried to pull that one over on you as a kid. The afternoon, though - ahhh. That's where it gets interesting.

Remember awhile back I insisted I'd be dismantling my photo albums and scanning the photos? Which one of you has done this? Tell me. Because I'm coming through my computer to grab you by the lapels and shake you for not warning me. None of your, "Oh, I'm sorry. Did I not mention how much work that would be?" from you, missy. Come 'ere, let me smack you hard.

I thought, "What a nice, relaxing (here my ill brain goes blank so I'll say) thing to do while I'm sick!" The Hunny showed me how to scan pictures last night and it seemed simple. All I had to do was take the photo out, scan and put it back, right? I'd forgotten all about my plan to organize everything. So today I scanned one little photo booklet - the kind the grocery stores assembled from one roll of film? Film? That's the stuff that went into those old fashioned cameras that your grandmother used when she was a child. Scanning those 24 pictures only took about half an hour. Then I had to make folders for the different photo categories I thought I might have and drop the photos into the appropriate folder. After naming each photo.

All of that just took too much energy from my poor sick body. I stepped away from the computer, grabbed half a shelf of photo albums, scoured my closet for used gift bags and began emptying the albums, sorting them into gift bags. So far I have the Early Flea bag, the Pre-Flea bag, the Newlywed bag, the First Florida House bag, the Second Florida House bag and the Friends and Family box. And about half of the albums emptied. Once the albums are empty I'll have to sort the bags into more specific piles - times and events and such - then start scanning, before putting them all back into albums. Eliminating the duplicates will be fun, too. I plan to make albums for the kids with those.

So you'll excuse me if I take some NyQuil and hit the sack a little early?

Until I write again ...

Flea

20 comments:

dlyn said...

My mother in law has made each of her 5 children and 14 or 15 grandchildren a memory/scrapbook/photo album thing that is just amazing. Photos going back as far as she has them - like of her grandparents and every person in the family since. They all also have little poems she and clip art type pics that she has collected over the years. Your project reminded me of her dilligence - and my lack of it. I wonder if my granchildren would like a blog all their own?

Tammy said...

I hope you feel better soon my friend!

Ruthie said...

Feel better soon.
I have to learn how to scan pix into my computer too.
Take care.

zobabe said...

Whoa. A big, steaming bowl of cyber chicken noodle soup for you!! *passing a spoon and a box of kleenex*

HEAL. Soon, please.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Step away from the computer, Flea... sorry, that's what my mind wrapped around and wouldn't let go of. At the risk of sounding like a Creative Memories Consultant, CM has this great thing called a Power sort box that holds 1200 photos safely and organized and is actually pretty amazingly quick to organize. I have several... ;-)
And no, I don't sell the stuff, but you can go to:http://www.mycmsite.com/sites/suegottula

That's my pusher.

Mental P Mama said...

Get to bed! Those albums will still be there some rainy day. Fluids! Rest! Listen to the Mama.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

feel better soon... been thinking of scanning pics too.. but i am re thinking it... not so sure i want to do that...
Hugs

Karen said...

Funny how you never see those major work projects hiding behind seemingly fun and easy tasks.

Asthmagirl said...

Asthmatics know that being sick blows. Feel better soon!

MUD said...

My wife's theory is that you get sick only when you tell your body you have time to get sick. It never failed that over Christmas break (she was a teacher) she would have a cold. I can't speak to what it is on Oklahoma that you didn't have in Florida but a change in people and environments exposed you to a lot of new things.
MUD

Lori said...

Yeah....ironing and photo organizing? Not sure who gave you that advice for getting better but I would seek a second opinion.
Nyquil, Theraflu and blankets. That's my recipe!
Feel better!

OHmommy said...

((hugs))

Poltzie said...

Aww, feel better Flea. Hopefully someone in that house will make you some tea!!

Karen said...

You're a better woman than I am. I hope you get to feeling better super-duper soon! :)

Colleen said...

awww...feel better quickly! I came down with a cold Sunday night, too, but sounds like yours is really giving you a good beating! Take care, drink your fluids and soup!

noble pig said...

Sorry, you're ill!

But scanning the photos eeks, that's a heck of a lot of work...good luck with all that...I'm tired thinking about it.

k said...

Shoulda asked me - took me 2 years to scan in all the albums and file them - yup - lotsa work - but rewarding in the end. Get well - love

Mayberry Magpie said...

Oh. My. God. I can't believe you tackled that at all, much less while sick. Me? I'm looking for a service. Bet it'll cost a bazillion dollars, huh?

Mayberry Magpie

Snooty Primadona said...

I'm de-lurking to say I get sick almost every time I've ever gone to Oklahoma. Something(s) in the air. I seem to always come home with a sinus infection.

Hope you feel better soon. I know all about blowing things off. Just blow off the picture albums until some day when you are mega bored, lol. I have boxes & boxes of pictures. And drawers full. I'm not sure I'll ever get that bored.

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