Saturday, December 29, 2007

Post Christmas Puniness

Is that a word? Or is it "Puniosity?" "Puni-esque?" "Puni-ose?"

When I was a little girl and I wasn't feeling well, my Nana would ask me, "Are you feeling puny?" If she were here today to ask me that, I would have to say yes!

We had a wonderful pre-Christmas weekend. I had everything bought, wrapped, arranged, cooked, prepared, packaged, and tied-with-a-bow. Christmas Eve day the kids made beautiful gingerbread cookies for Santa before we went over to my father-in-law's house. We had our usual fun time at his house on Christmas Eve, complete with a Santa sighting (and Santa tripped the trap and got away, like he does every year... he's very sneaky!) Christmas morning we had a wonderful time here at home as a family seeing what Santa brought and opening our gifts, enjoying our traditional breakfast of sausage balls and muffins. Then we headed over to my parents' home where Mom had outdone herself preparing a beautiful Christmas lunch of turkey and all the trimmings. We went from there over to Luke's mom's where we enjoyed time around her HUGE tree with all of the siblings and cousins. It's always so much fun! But... BOY was I tired! In addition, my throat was beginning to hurt, bad. And I had a toothache. Always a fun combination.

The next day, I woke up feeling not-so-good, so I purposed that I would spend the day in my flannel PJ's, staying in and staying warm, taking it easy while the kids had time to finally stay in one place and enjoy their presents. I had put a lot of energy into the preceding days and I decided I needed a break. I had nothing on the schedule. I had it all planned out... and then the phone rang. It was my dentist's office. They had a cancellation and would I like to come in and let him get started on my root canal? There I sat in my comfy PJ's with my hair all up in a ponytail, thinking to myself, "You know, when I got up this morning with a sore throat, tired from our Christmas Tour 2007 (and looking oh-so-good I might add) I thought to myself how much I would love to go have a root canal today!"

So, of course I went. Not only was my tooth hurting, it really helped to go while it could go on our 2007 insurance. Meanwhile, the rest of the family began coughing and sniffling. I knew by the next day that I had a sinus infection for sure, and I have decided that a sinus infection with a side of root canal is NOT a fun way to spend one's anniversary (which we celebrated Thursday.) I wasn't feeling all that cute, but my sweet husband looked at me like I was anyway. I was reminded that that's one of the hundreds of reasons I married him. :)

And here we are. Everyone's taking their medicines and I am so hopped up on cold medicine and Darvo*cet that the kids are keeping track on a little tablet in the kitchen when they take medicine, so I don't OD someone.

Happy New Year, indeed! :)


Chris @ Come to the Table said...

My grandmother would ask the same thing. "puny" I haven't heard that word in a long time.

I am so sorry you don't feel well and a root canal on top of it, yikes!

Praying you get some rest for complete healing in time to bring in the New Year!

Mary DeMuth said...

Poor Puny You!

I empathize. Root canals ain't fun at all. Couple that with a sinus mess, and you have a recipe for ick.

Hang in there.

Love you,

e-Mom said...

Oh, I'm sorry you're all feeling so crummy. We had a slight touch of the flu around here too...

When you get a chance, please stop by for my New Year's party. Maybe it will cheer you up a bit. :~D

Blessings, e-Mom

Kristy said...

**insert happy sigh**
Just came by your blog by way of the beautiful Emom (you and I were "introduced") - why have I never come across it before??

When I have a bit more time, I'll be back to read more......I can't wait.:o)
Blessings to you.
Kristy in Oregon

Jenny in Ca said...

Oh Cyndi,

I really feel for you! You poor thing! My last dentist visit was a combo blessing and dread too- glad they could fit me in but not happy to be spending my one day to myself that way...

your Christmas sounded busy but wonderful.

I hope you feel better soon

Linda said...

Hi Cyndi,
I hope you're feeling a bit less puny by now. I'm trying to catch up with everyone after my break.
Christmas sounded wonderful - root canals not so much.
I'm looking forward to a new year filled with God's blessings - especially new little girls!