Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Virus Among Us

It's been awhile since I posted. I hope you didn't think I was breaking up with you right when we are getting to know each other. I didn't forget you. I got sick. A cold. A virus to be exact. The virus made itself known on a Tuesday with a sore throat and runny nose. I countered with pretending I wasn't sick. On Thursday it came at me with a hacking cough and phlegm (even the word phlegm looks gross). I had nothing I could fight back with so I agreed with the virus that I was indeed sick.

Those two days of pretending did me no good. In fact, I think it made me sicker than I would have been if I had taken it easy. On Friday I did what any good employee does when they don't feel like working. I called in sick. Now I am a stay-at-home mom so this means getting up from bed, and going right back down on the couch. From the couch I could point to cereal boxes when the kids asked what was for breakfast. From the couch I could tell them to find their own shoes. But of course, like any job, just because I called in sick it doesn't mean the work stops. I called in a temp. My mom. She showed up with chicken soup, rolls, and a funny movie about babies. She fed the kids and tried to control the mess and then we watched the movie and did a lot of oohing and ah-hing.

I recovered, of course, slowly. And eventually felt better and tried to reenter my life. But. Yes, there is a but. Another virus was making itself known. Forty-nine to be exact.

I went up to my computer and it wouldn't let me access the internet. I know!! No internet! How can life as we know it go on! I coudn't check my account balances. I couldn't check my email. And worse, I couldn't blog!!! Ahhhhhhh! The agony!

I called up my new best friend, Kris, and told him to come and help me. Kris is a magical wizard who understand words like pdf file and safe mode and malware. He did a scan to check for a virus and of course I had not one, but like I said, 49. Thanks kids.

I totally blamed them for all their silly websites they go to. There is no way that I could have had anything to do with there being anything wrong with the computer.

Now it works. The computer and me are now virus free. Now that we are up and running again I shall be blogging a little more often than every two weeks. I hope you didn't miss me. But I missed you. See you again soon!


  1. I did miss you! So glad that you kicked both virus' in the behind. :) Good to have you back.

  2. Glad you're back! Viruses of the human and computer variety are the WORST! Thank goodness for chicken soup and computer wizards!

  3. That's so sweet that your mom brought you soup. Sometimes when I'm not feeling well the only person that can really help is my mommy. I'm glad that you are feeling better.

  4. I was wondering where you were? Glad to see you back and glad your doing well!

  5. Super cute post! What a fun read!


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