So, the Universe granted my wish in an unusual way: Strep throat. My kids aren't sick, though a couple of them have runny noses, but yesterday I woke up unable to swallow without severe pain. I felt achy all over, freezing cold, and my throat... I couldn't even consider drinking coffee because it hurt so badly to swallow. Thank goodness the girls had school, and my darling husband was here to take them, so I could stay home and rest. Like it or not, the little guy went down for a nap at 10am and so did I. He didn't sleep, but I did. And then again after lunch and then bed at 9:30. I was asleep before my daughters (they were being naughty. I put them to bed at 8pm). I only had soup, juice and water all day!
I think I woke up every time I swallowed last night and am pretty sure my fever broke as I woke up in a pool of sweat (I never sweat). So, I called the doctor first thing and the doctor said, "Strep!" I haven't had this since I was a kid, but it certainly has managed to allow me to detox, get more sleep and drop a couple of pounds at the same time.
When you call, the Universe answers. Not always in expected or welcome ways, but it certainly does get the job done.
|My 4-year-old daughter's drawing of Mommy sleeping on the couch.|