It is a rainy Friday morning. The kind of morning that makes you want to tuck your head deep under the covers and go back to sleep for another few hours. Especially when the night before was thick with choppy sleep, stuffy nose, throbbing head, and sore throat.
The kids had little colds last week and this time I caught it too. I wonder if my kids are much tougher than I because I don't recall them suffering through this cold like I am. It is a peach. Perhaps this cold is making up for the healthy last year I've had. I can't remember the last time I was sick like this. My head feels so tight and full, my throat is raw, and my nose is thoroughly plugged. It makes me thankful that today's weather keeps us indoors because even though I've been feeling so wretched I've been playing outside with the kids all day, planting all of my outdoor flowers, taking family walks, and going for my runs. Probably not the smartest thing to do but when the weather is as lovely as it has been I just can't help myself.
This weekend is supposed to be even better. The temps are going to be in the 80s well into next week and I hope this cold takes off so that we can enjoy the family picnic and swimming we have planned.
For now Ben and I will snuggle on the couch under a heap of blankets watching movies and waiting for Grace to wake up and the boys to come home from school. I may even make myself some chicken soup. If I can muster the energy.