Morning rant

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How are you all?  This week has been a bit crazy so far!

My kids are still sick and I feel like there has been snot everywhere! Actually I’m still sick too. It has been nearly two weeks of icky sickness floating around. I’m hoping we are all on the upside of it! We seem to start to get better and have a good day and then the next day is worse. The last two days have seen improvement though, I’m hoping the trend continues.

I have struggled a bit because I have taken time off working out. I realise so clearly now that working out puts me in a much much better mood and makes me more easy going. SO take away the workouts and add in the sickness and I’ve been a bit cranky! Or a lot cranky! Ah well… I’m trying not to be cranky, but my fuse is definitely shorter.

SO apart from everyone and everything being covered in snot (beautiful image right!?!), I have been cleaning and washing everything in an attempt to sterilise the place!

Today I was going to take the kids out on a hike, because I figured they couldn’t pass their sickness onto the trees and hopefully we could go somewhere without heaps of people around. I try not to take my kids out to places where they could pass it on to the rest of the world when they are obviously contagious. I was thinking a hike would be perfect because we need to get out and get some fresh air!

However, last night our water oddly got turned off! We called the water company and it is off all across our suburb. Apparently a burst water main! gah! I stayed up late hopeful it would come back on, but we called them again and they said not until the morning.

So here we are in the morning and the water is still off… ! Makes me realise how I would spectacularly fail in an emergency where water was turned off for any serious period of time. I am so dependent on running water and I just want to take a shower. I sound like a spoilt rich person! I know there are many people in the world who never have access to clean, running water, and here I am complaining about lack of access for 12 hours.

Anyway, I will go phone the water company again to see if it is worth waiting it out for a shower or just suck it up get the kids out the door and buy some bottled water. A hike and time outdoors would definitely be a good thing for my mood!

How is your week going? Any tips for ridding colds quickly? Are you prepared for emergency situations, like power, water etc going off in a disaster? I need to get on top of that now!!!

Jess xoxox

PS Thanks for listening to my morning rant! I swear tomorrow I’ll have a more interesting and upbeat post! 🙂

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13 Responses to Morning rant

  1. Well, the one positive thing is that since you aren’t exercising, you did not come home sweaty and needing a good shower to discover the water is off? Sorry-that is a poor excuse of a joke. Once this year, I lost power for a day because a squirrel electrocuted itself (sad) and all the power in the neighborhood went off, including the internet. It was fine since it came back a few hours later but my neighbors (with whom I shared the internet) were out of town and the wireless box needed to be reset. But no one was home for a few days to reset it. So yes, I understand these “whiny rich people problems.”
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  2. Aw, I’m sorry to hear that your girls are still sick! I just wanna say a collective “thank you” from the entire world for being considerate enough to keep them sorta isolated while they’re contagious. I get really nervous being near people that seem sick.

    I totally get what you mean! If there were some sort of industrial/societal collapse, I would be totally helpless. I have no food/water stored and I don’t even really know how to fix basic things :-/
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  3. Sorry!

    With our hurricanes here in Florida and the occasional several day’s loss of electricity, no water is really the biggest problem since I have a electric pump on the well.

    One winter with a severe storm we lost electric for days and had to move to a motel. It was having no water because with a fireplace/stove we were fine even with the below freezing weather (10 F.) At least the food in the fridge and freezer were OK. That doesn’t happen in hurricane season 🙁
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  4. Oh, no water. Argh! Do you have a gym you can go and use? (I did that once when my water was turned off… showered there!) Guess it’s hard with the kids though, plus the fact they’re sick.

    I’ve had a few colds lately so have NO IDEA what to tell you. I gargled dissolvable aspro and betadine solution and drank hot water with lemon and honey this time to stave off my sore throat and piled the Vicks Vapour Rub (sp?) on my chest, throat and up my nose this past week. It actually worked a treat. Someone told me I should have put it on my feet when going to bed as well!

    Hope things improve soon. xx
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  5. Isn’t it amazing how much we are used to having some amenities, like water coming out of a faucet, that we only notice their importance once they aren’t available?

    No need to apologize for your mood. All that getting one your nerves is just human. Hope things look up now! 🙂
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