What a Way to Celebrate 30!



Last Wednesday evening, my daughter came home from school with a bit of a cold. By nightfall she had a fever and spent all day Thursday cuddled up on the couch under a blanket.

Thursday night my 19-month old son started throwing up. At night. ALL night. He would cry in his crib as he felt it coming on, I’d rush in, pick him up, run to the bathroom to get him to throw up into the sink – while most of it landed on my shoulder, arm, hair or shirt.

Friday became the day when the ‘puke bucket’ became necessary, as my daughter was finding it hard to make it to the washroom on time.

Saturday was my birthday. The Big 3-0.

Kids were still sick, but thankfully I still had my health. Or so I thought.

By 4 pm I was struck down – I felt like I had been hit by a ton of bricks. I was sick to my stomach, I couldn’t even eat my beautiful birthday cake – all I wanted to do was lie down in bed and ignore the world. However the washroom was calling my name – as was my family (what’s for dinner? can you do laundry? i bought champagne, aren’t you going to drink it?).

I dragged myself around trying to do little necessary tasks and went to bed at 8 pm.

I was up all night regardless visiting the bathroom repeatedly.

Sunday was a little better, but I still felt like shit. My body ached! I was exhausted.

The only thing I ate on Sunday was a slice of birthday cake.

The kids were starting to feel better.

Monday I felt a bit more alive but still sucky. Kids stayed home from school AGAIN.

Tuesday, today. I feel more alive than I had been in days.

I can actually stomach looking at a computer screen again. My daughter went back to school, my son is napping, the house is a mess and I have a ton of laundry to do.

I feel like I’ve been sick for 2 weeks, not just a couple of days!

Norovirus, you suck.



  1. January 14, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    A mom can never get sick, didn’t you get the memo?! πŸ˜‰

    I’ve been down with a headache for the last couple of days but still did laundry, dishes, etc. So, needless to say, when I got out of bed after going to lay down for an hour & that kitchen was a mess, I lost it! My kids are 12, 15 & 37 (yes, I include my husband) so it shouldn’t be so difficult to clean up after themselves. Ugh!

    I’m sorry to hear that you couldn’t enjoy your birthday celebration. That’s the pits! πŸ™

    • January 20, 2014 / 1:13 pm

      OMG, I Hear Ya, Sister!
      My husband made frozen pizza that night, however, I had to preheat the oven, set the oven, pull the pizza out of the oven – AND THEN SLICE IT – all in my fluish haze.

  2. January 14, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    omg this struck my friends over the holidays and pretty much everyone who was at her house got it! hope you all are feeling better and happy birthday!

    • January 20, 2014 / 1:15 pm

      SO many people I know got it here as well, it definitely sucks πŸ™ Thanks for the well wishes!

  3. January 20, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    Not nice. Not nice at all. A belated happy birthday to you. Hope you can find some time (and good health) to celebrate soon.

    • January 20, 2014 / 1:16 pm

      Thank you! I think I’ve given up on an “official” birthday celebration, I’ll just have to wait until next year!!

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