10.04.2012

The Carrier


It's hard to believe that at this time tomorrow we'll be flying, touching down at ocean's shore.  This morning I sit here surrounded by hankies and a fuzzy head.  The little ones came down with a petty cold - some sniffles, a "rough" throat, and a smidgen of grumps.  I held them, smoothed hair to the side, ran for tissues, added Emergen-C to their water, calmly walked to the sink after being sneezed on to wash my hands.  A few days of this and now they are fine.  In fact, they are more than ready to fly off, and continually erupt into fits of giggles over building sand castles and combing the shore for shells, treasure.

Now I am the carrier of their sniffles and cough and "rough" throat with a to-do list that kind of makes me want to cry.  Somehow today I must find a way to do laundry, pack, tidy up the house, locate passports, visit the bank.  And I will, even though I want nothing more than to crawl into bed with a clean hankie and a tum full of chicken noodle soup and buttered saltines.

I'll dwell on tomorrow and the next day and the next when I am sitting under the Mexican sun, my toes dipped in the salty foamy water while Theo and Sully and their cousins play in the sand, the sound of waves gently rocking my soul back to good health.  I plan on doing little else next week other than simply taking good care.  You take good care, too.  Back soon.  

xo,
Katie

10 comments :

  1. I hope that Mexican sun fills you with so much warmth and goodness the icks have no choice but to say "goodbye".

    (thank you so much for leaving such a sweet comment today! you made me smile big!)

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  2. Oh boy, I'm sorry to hear that you've been tagged by this cold thing. Have a wonderful trip and just think; even with tempting soup and saltines here at home, you won't be missing the rainy/sleety/snow, right?

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  3. sorry to hear about the cold but i'm sure it's nothing a bit of rest by the shore and some mexican sun can't fix. enjoy!

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  4. Ooh, the Mexican sun sounds wonderful! I know it's tons of work getting ready for a trip and being sick doesn't help... but soon you will forget it all when you're enjoying your vacation :)

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  5. Have a great trip, I have no doubt the sun & sand will heal what ails you quickly.

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  6. That Mexican sun will do wonders.
    ENJOY!
    XP

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  7. Hoping the sun bakes it out of you. =) Airborne is my cure-all - or at least it shortens the duration and makes me feel better during! Have a great time!

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  8. Soak up some sun for me! Sounds wonderful...especially after the snow we woke up to this morning.

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  9. wow. Mexico. mmmmmmmmm. That bug has no chance amidst sun and ocean. Enjoy!

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  10. enjoy enjoy Katie!!!! healing wishes sent your way!!
    xo

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