i am a godmother!!!
sunday was a special day for me. not only did i skip my medication and thus avoided the ever occuring snot fest (oh, disgusting. a sinus infection is NO FUN and not intended to be presented at big family events) i also became a godmother. yay!
when i was asked about becoming max’s godmother about 8 weeks ago i was very humbled. it is a huge responsibility and chance. i was a little worried about the ceremony since it was a church event and i had no clue about how and if i would be included in the ceremony let alone what to say and when. but it worked out just fine.
max was a great sport and did not cry once during the 1.5 hour long church service. the party afterwards was with the other 2 godparents, family and friends. the only downside was that i was the only one there who did not have a child. i know i mentioned this a few times but geez, mothers (and fathers) why on earth is there no other topic you can talk about? i mean, i understand that some exchange about kids happens, that’s only normal. but oh my…that afternoon was kids/parents/pregnancy talk nonstop.
i know that many parents once they become parents change their circle of friends until it mostly consists of mothers and fathers just like them. so when you already have these friends why, upon meeting strangers and familiar faces alike, is it these same topics all over again? are diaper rash or breast feeding or nosebleeds really such insatiable topics of conversation?
i don’t mean to be rude to parents reading this post. i guess my mission is to show how exclusive a heard of parents can be sometimes.
anyways, back to the topic. i am a godmother, i need a godmother handbook that goes beyond giving presents! and even the giving present part i’m not doing well right now as i still did not finish the blanket that i planned for max. i my mind, as usual, it’s all ready. in real life…about a quarter done…lol.
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on April 30, 2012
day 2 of life on the couch. after not being able to fall asleep until way past 1am i slept in until 10. while falling asleep and when i woke up i was very surprised to find myself breathing through my nose with my mouth closed. that was huge for me because this sinus infection has affected my breathing so much it’s not even funny.
still amazed at this new found breathing ability i somehow managed to crawl out of bed, take a shower, get dressed and have breakfast. then at the speed of a slug i made my way to work because i had to hand in my sick notice. it was a nice day so i figured some sunshine and fresh air wouldn’t hurt. i also had to do some grocery shopping (apples, grapes, grapefruit and all other sort of produce that contains vitamins) so i needed to get my ass out of the house anyways.
needless to say that by the time i was in my apartment again i was done. utterly exhausted, tired, super snotty, and everything else in between. there is no way to deny it, i am still sick. my body is weak, i am not hungry and only eat because i know it’s time to eat and because the medication i take needs to be taken with food. i hope that in a few days and with more sleep i will be back to my usual happy self.
for now i am wondering how much snot a person can actually produce, how one liter of tea can result in SO MANY bathroom breaks and when exactly i will run out of kleenex tissues.
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on April 27, 2012
and i have a lot of them.
in my working career i have only been on sick leave twice. one was a stomach bug that didn’t allow me to walk upright. instead i was in so much pain and with such a cramped up stomach that i walked like one of those old grannies, you know, round back, almost toppling over.
the second time was when i was hit by a firecracker and grew a third butt cheek resulting in me not being able to sit. with an office job that condition is not compatible.
the third time is now. i can’t believe this is even happening but i was put on sick leave for a super strong cold. i already missed a day of work because of this, thinking my usual treatment with tea and rest would do. nope. it only got worse. so i had no choice but go to the doctor today. not only did i look ugly and absolutely unpresentable, i felt it more than any of the days before.
the cold is not affecting my lungs thankfully but rather nicely stuck between throat and eyes. i do not have a fever (thank goodness) so with the fairly light medication i got i believe i will sleep this one off. i already took a 4 hour nap and am basically ready for the next. i am that exhausted.
good thing the baptism of my godchild is this sunday. there will be plenty of pictures taken and i will look horrible in all of them. joy!
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on April 26, 2012