Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sick Day #2

Jane's fever worked its way up to 103ish by Sunday evening, so I made the decision to stay home from school on Monday to take care of her. I arranged for a sub and spent a couple hours at school writing up lesson plans (it's almost as much work to have a sub as it is to just teach!). Again, I felt justified in this decision come Monday morning. Jane's fever had gone down to 100.something and her cough had mellowed. I, on the other hand, had cranked my internal furnace up to 101 and was hacking up a storm. Lovely.

Over the course of the day, Jane continued to get better and I continued to get worse. At 7:30 last night, I decided that it wouldn't be a good idea for me to go to school on Tuesday, either. Again, I found a sub and spent an hour and a half writing lesson plans. Luckily, the same lady who subbed yesterday is subbing today, so I didn't have to explain as much in my plans. That was particularly good since I wasn't completely coherent at the time. I've already thought of a few things I wrote down wrong...

We had a crappy night last night. Jane woke up a lot of times. Most times, Chris got up with her. (I was really glad--thanks, Chris!) Now that we're up on purpose this morning, Jane is pretty much fine. I'm still miserably sick. Since I'm home and Chris was up a lot of the night, he has stayed in bed. His first class doesn't start until 10:00. I'm going to drive him to school (wish me luck) and drop Jane off at day care. Hopefully that will give me the time I need to just sleep and get better.

I hate being sick. Yuck.

Jane just found my purse and her coat and is pulling them towards the door. I think she's tired of being in the house...

8 comments:

Liz, Karl and Madison said...

I love you final comment. That is so what Madison does to me every single day. "Lets go MOM!" I'm sorry you are so sick though, I hate this time of year for that reason!

Tannie Datwyler said...

OH SO SAD!!! I hate writing sub plans. . . I know what you mean about it being almost worth it to go to school not to write the plans. I got super proficient at it though when I was pregnant with Linus. I could write them up and get all the stuff ready in half an hour or less - but that was for half day.

Jess said...

i'm sorry you're sick! i'm sick too.. it's not very fun, especially when i still have to go to school and work..

Kate and Fluke said...

Is it stomach related? Because I am way sick to my stomach and have been for the last two days. Curt was gonna come in and observe me today and I told him that was fine but I might have to run out of the room a few times so he's gonna come tomorrow. Ick. Sorry you're sick. I hate being sick but getting a sub is SUCH A PAIN.

Brenda said...

Being sick is no fun. I've been doing that for about a week now. I hope you get better.

Chauncey and Pao said...

I'm glad Jane's all better... and sorry you're sick now :( Hope you get better soon! let me know if you need anything!

Jared and Delia said...

Get better soon!

Ben, Shauna, Cole & ? said...

Dang, this time of year is full of sickness! All three of us have been sick this past week too, although just colds, no throwing up, thank goodness! But I'm sorry you've been so miserable. On another note, holy cow Jane is so big now! What a cutie!