Monday, December 24, 2007

Feeling Better, but Guilty

DSD and I went grocery shopping yesterday and spent a small fortune. I was shocked when we got home to realize that the money we spent was not on meat (the most expensive portion of our grocery bill normally), but on drugs! Legal, over-the-counter drugs, and, yet, drugs. I needed an expectorant to move this crud, plus Nyquil gel caps (generic version) plus he is paranoid about catching this mess, so he bought Nyquil liquid (2 bottles). I slept beautifully last night thanks to the generic Nyquil and barely coughed all day today thanks to the non-generic Mucinex. I have never been one to live on pharmacueticals, but at this point, I will do whatever is necessary to feel human. (I did promise that if I spent another night like Saturday night, I will go to the doctor. I work with real medical doctors and I have had them advise me, and look in my ears to ensure that I do not have an infection, but that is not good enough for DSD. Hopefully it does not come to that).

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The guilt I am feeling is because my son is miserable at his father's. I do not want my son to be miserable EVER, but especially at Christmas. However, there is a part of me (not, necessarily, a tiny part) that does not want him to have a better time at his dad's than he would have here with me, DSD and the rest of the family. He has been there for 8 days and is extremely ready to come home and that makes me happy... and yet guilty.

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To all of Blogland:
Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays
or
Hope you enjoy your day off.
Whichever pertains to you and your beliefs.

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I got my parents the board game "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader" for Christmas". I am hoping we will have time to play tomorrow and that I make it to, at least, 2nd grade.

4 comments:

Shel said...

Merry Christmas to you!

I hope you feel better soon and make it to at least 2nd grade.
- Shel

LeftLeaningLady said...

Thank you!

Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

andante said...

Thanks for the Mucinex tip. I've been living on NyQuil, but also took Mucinex the last couple of nights and slept well for the first time in weeks. No waking up coughing at immovable phlegm. Still cough a lot when I first lay down, but other than disturbing Mr. Andante and the chihuahuas, that's the worst part.

Glad you are feeling better, too.

LeftLeaningLady said...

I am so glad that worked for you! Luckily (or not) DSD can sleep through the house falling in, so I don't have to worry about that.
I am feeling much better, although I am going to keep drugging myself at night to ensure that I don't wake up coughing. I may do that for all of next year!