Sick kid.

Just when I thought I’d managed to escape the claws of the plague that has run rampant around the office and even through our home, it remembered me. I’d hoped for a few days that it was allergies, but today the sinus pressure, hot and heavy eyelids, and fatigue took over. Came home a couple of hours early and slept for a solid four hours, got up and made Joshua dinner, forced down some alka seltzer night cold stuff (man, that is some nasty shit), and am headed for my now nightly bubble bath. This cold will not replace my enjoyable self-care with gross medicine, dammit!

I finished Ready Player One today and am hoping to write a little about it on FolioFiles this weekend, and am partway into Maus, which I found at Yes books on Saturday. I can already tell I’m going to want the rest of the series. I love discovering new (to me) authors!

Gratitude:

Um, I’d say cold medicine, but it’s not working yet. Let’s make that tentative.

The world of graphic novels, which I’ve only just begun to explore.

Hot bubble baths and soft blankets to slip under afterward.

Justin the librarian and his rad dad, who replaced Joshua’s glasses for us. How awesome is that??? I feel pretty lucky to know some truly good-hearted, genuine people in a world that often seems devoid of kindness.

Joshua’s self-sufficiency and trustworthiness. Which means I *can* be sick and rely on him to do the stuff he knows he’s supposed to, and not to burn the building down while I rest.


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4 Responses to “Sick kid.”


  • Comment from Colin

    high fucking five on the Maus. I knew if I told you about that one you’d remember. *tucks Boston into the blankets* he can be your sick buddy. daisy’s got my Bunny from childhood and I have Moxie and usually a Romeo too. Hope you feel better soon, sweets.

    • Comment from Kirsten

      Such a sweet boi you are; thank you, Colin :) I hope Iliena will be calm cuddly kitteh tonight, and I have a special pillow to curl up to and of course Xander will be perched on my hip. :)

  • Comment from David

    Here’s hoping for a quick and speedy recovery from your plague! :)

    • Comment from Kirsten

      Thanks, David! I’m an avid winter hater, but I’m praying for this storm to be bad enough for them to close work – what with all the appointments and meetings Joshua and I have, I use up my paid time off almost as I earn it, so I can’t afford to take a sick day.


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