Monday, October 3, 2011

Poor little bunny...

Well, we've officially gone through the "first cold" stage of our Marriage. it's funny to me to think that Scott and I have never been with each other when one is sick. we've never really had to take care of each other in that respect before. but its definitely nice to know we can.

My family are medicine-takers. if you have a headache, take a tylenol, if you have a fever, take a motrin regimen, if you are stuffy, take a sudafed. that's just the way it works. if there's one thing i've learned through my cases of flu, strep, and colds in my life, it's that the best way to get rid of something quickly is to hit it as hard as you can. which means, as soon as you know you're really sick, you bust out all the meds that will pump you back into shape. it's not abuse, it's science.
i'm saying this because i've had roommates before that would rather lie in agony with a pillow over their face with a migrane than swallow a pill to make it go away. personally, i think that's kind of dumb. and i was pretty sure Scott wasn't that way before... but now i'm absolutely sure. he's a good little patient. he only asked what i was giving him, and then took it obediently, and then helped remind me when his next dosage was. now there's a fella who wants to feel better!
he was feeling pretty crummy saturday night, and then Sunday he was pretty down... that's when the fever hit, but we got him pumped with sudafed, tylenol, and motrin all at once and got him on the road to recovery. he didn't really sleep Saturday night, but he definitely slept sunday night, and monday morning he was just fine! thank goodness it was just a small bug. about a day and a half. not much more.
he's still a bit stuffy, so good thing we have lots of tissues! but he is definitely ten times better than yesterday.
that's another funny thing i've learned about the last few days though. Last Wednesday, my sister-in-law Corinne had a surgery, and so i watched her kids all day Wednesday and helped her on Saturday while the boys were at priesthood session. i realized that because of the way i grew up in my family, taking care of people is really easy for me. playing with kids is easy, tiring out a 2 year old so he will finally take a nap is easy, making dinner, feeding everyone, making sure the sick ones get their meds and lots of water and food if they can handle it... those things are really easy to me. and i know how important they are, believe me i do, but it just seems to me like i definitely need more than just that. which is why of course i'm going to be going to get my MS in Speech language pathology, so i can have a career. i don't know, it just seems like since its so easy for me it's not entirely fulfilling? it's weird. i havent figured it out yet. i'm very glad to do it though. very glad. i love helping people and taking care of them! i do! just so long as that's not the only thing i'm doing. anyway...
conference was awesome as usual... and i'm getting back into croceting again!
also, if anyone wants to move into a new apartment in november... lemme know! because hopefully Scott and I will be moving in Orem to be neighbors with my brother and his wife! yay! that'll be fun. and it's a bigger apartment for the same price wahoo!
anyway that's about all for now!