Monday, March 22, 2010

Under the Weather

I enjoyed Mel the Stirrup Queen's post on nose blowing today.  You will have to read it.  I have been blowing my nose and coughing up crud all week, that her analogy hit home.  It is okay for us to constantly regurgitate the same thoughts and feelings because like crud in our lungs we have to get it out somehow.  And for me, I can get it out here.  And you fine folks read it and write encouraging words to let me know that someday I'll feel better and that it's okay and normal to feel the way I do.  How often do we have the sniffles or feel under the weather?  Quite often.

Not to get political or anything (I'm an independent and not a fan of Nancy Pelosi), but prior to the healthcare reform vote Nancy Pelosi said that "being a woman would no longer be a preexisting condition".  Frankly I never knew it was, and I resent that she said it was.  I still don't really understand what she meant by that.  I thought women usually live longer than men.  And we know that men are total babies when they are sick.

A quote that my hubby is famous in his family for quoting when they get together is:  "Attitudes are contagious.  Is yours worth catching?"  And then the caveat, "Be careful what you catch". His family always groans when he shares this, but it's true.  So, while I don't want anyone to catch the cold I currently have, I do hope that while I'm running around chasing my dream of having a child I can have an attitude that's worth catching.  And on the days I don't, I can turn to so many of you to help nurse me back to full strength.

8 comments:

  1. We would all be so lucky to catch your contagious outlook on life! Thinking of you and hope you feel better!

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  2. It was so nice reading this. Your husband sounds like a smart man. I'm going to have to start thinking more about having and attitude that I would like to make "contagious".
    Hope you start feeling better soon!

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  3. You're so inspiring, I love your contagious attitude! I agree it's so comforting to have the IF community & bloggers available to validate our feelings & give us the comfort & support we need on the tough days!

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  4. Great post! I'm trying had at being and living positively as well!

    ICLW
    http://daega99-arewethereyet.blogspot.com/

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  5. I absolutely, totally LOVE this "Attitude" quote. May I use it with my 5th graders? Thanks for "infecting" me with a better attitude this afternoon!

    Happy ICLW! (#141)

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  6. i resent the comment that men are babies when they are sick....at least you have a baby when we are sick....

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  7. NP meant that insurers charge women more so you're penalized for being a woman. They do it b/c insurers say women use health care services more than men - what with our need for pesky things like annual exams.

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  8. Gotta love those insurance companies. They're always looking out for us.

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