It has been a rough week for the Elkins clan.
On Friday Wendy and I were taking Jackson to school. As we pulled out of the drive way we realized we had forgotten something in the house. I jumped out to go get it and Wendy pulled out into the street. As I walked back to the car I remember looking at the ice at the end of my neighbor’s driveway and thinking, “Don’t slip Elkins.” I gently stepped on the black patch and my foot went right through it into a foot deep hole. The rest of the day was consumed with a trip to the doctor’s office. I broke my leg and will be on crutches for four weeks.
If that weren’t enough, on Wednesday I woke up with a 102 degree fever. That’s right folks. Strep throat. Julianna had it Saturday through Tuesday and she evidently passed it to me. Wendy will testify, I don’t handle sickness well. Wednesday was spent in a weird semi-lucid state coming in and out of fevers. On Thursday I was coherent and up and around. Today I’m just really tired.
Does this happen to you? I get this fever cycle going when I’m sick. First I get chills. Then my fever spikes (this session it has been spiking around 101 or 102). My whole body starts to ache so I suck it up and take some medicine. Thirty minutes later I’m sitting in a pool…yes a pool…i’m not doing this justice…think about taking a shower with your clothes on…of my own sweat. It’s disgusting. DIS-CUS-TING!
Alright, pity party is over…all that to say, we will return to normal blogging schedule next week. For now we are out of commission.
The Downside of Being Sick: When I’m sick and broken I find the worst in me tends to dominate. My jokes are a little to harsh, my sarcasim a little to edgy, and my responses not well thought out. Especially when it comes to answering email. Just snapped at another person for no reason.
The Upside of Being Sick: Wendy said I look like I’ve lost ten pounds. Well…that’s something.