Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oh My...

As of last evening, my voice is shot.  The Mr.'s cold has now left my sinuses and entered my throat and chest.  You can imagine how pleased I am that he shared this gem.

Now, I can think of a few people who might think my lack of a voice is a plus.  The Mr. would be one.  (Yes, this could be a premeditated crime.)  Five classes of sophomores will also be delighted.  Add in a few colleagues and maybe even the principal, and the number of thrilled people is hitting the 100 mark. 

The cold hasn't slowed my walking or running.  In fact, on Sunday K and I took the dogs on a nice little hike.  I wore my carpi jogging tights for the first time since fall.  And that brings us to the 2nd Oh My Moment of the week...

My legs are sunburned!!  The medication that I take for blood pressure makes me sensitive to the sun.  This isn't your ordinary looking sunburn.  It looks more like red dots and mottled skin.  Just lovely!  (And I only take this medication every other day.)  Somehow, I think the Dr. and I are going to be having a chat about this medicine before the summer.  I work at a pool.  Sun is going to be hard to avoid.  This look just isn't working for me--and I'm not sure that sunscreen is going to help one little bit.  Ugh!

Did I mention that these are capri jogging tight lines?  My legs look really stupid with the strange red skin beginning right above the stark white ankles and ending a couple of inches below the knees.  One leg is worse than the other.  (Figure that one out.)  I may be wearing black tights well into the summer. 

Rescheduled Parent Teacher Conferences are tonight.  And today is only Wednesday...

4 comments:

Kim said...

There may be a few parents who are glad for your laryngitis, too, at P/T time. That way they don't have to hear about Junior's missing assignments. But I hope you find your voice and heal your sunburn soon! Feel better!

ch said...

Surely you're joking. You're a mom AND a teacher. You don't need a voice. All you need are eyebrows. And the silent, focused, glare of "Say your prayers, Student. I'm onto you. And you are clearly underestimating my abilities to make you suffer."
And, by the way, you'd better use it up now, Mrs. E.
Grandparenthood will completely rob you of it. I've watched it happen. Just ask my mom.

Relyn said...

So sorry to hear you've got this creeping crud, too. Our school is so full of subs that we don't even recognize. I tell you, they are taking anybody who's willing to stand in front of a class. Feel better soon!

Mary said...

Oh my is right! Be careful how hard you cough...I think I either fractured a rib or did something to the cartilage when I had the crud.