Sunday, November 8, 2009

Things to Do While Sick

So, things just keep going around. By things, I mean viruses, bacteria, and all those stuff that make our lives just ever so joyful.

NBD was sick last week, for five days. Doc said it was just a virus, but boy, do those things last a long time. I caught some sort of cold, which lasted for about 3 days, yet I'm still sniffling and nursing a cough. And now, Mr. NMF has been laid low by something that forced him to leave yeshiva, which means he's really sick. It brings to mind this poem by J.A.P. about husbands and sickness.

So. What to do while you're sick. Or at least, what to do while your family is sick, besides for cooking extra big bowlfuls of 'Jewish penicillin', a.k.a., chicken soup. (By the way, although research has proven that chicken soup does help alleviate the symptoms of a sickness, it doesn't actually cure it. Although, it does help quite a bit!)

The way I see it, if you're really sick, you can't really do much more than sleep in a comfortable bed. If you're semi sick, you have just about enough energy to read a good book. I highly recommend Lawrence Kelleman's book on chinuch, 'To Kindle a Soul', for all those looking for something new to read. If you have the energy, you can use a computer, or call people who you haven't spoken to in quite a while.

But, what it comes down to is this: my household just doesn't function 'well' when they are sick.

Something that has nothing to do with the title of this post- ProfK has an excellent take on the Fort Hood shooting- I myself read immediately on Fox News that the shooter had said "Allah Akbar"- but it took until about page 5 (and let's face it, who reads that long) on the NY Times to get that point across. "Don't jump to conclusions.", Obama says. Well. I'm not jumping, I'm just meandering slowly towards them. Oh, and the New York Post is meandering too.


Ivo Serentha and Friends said...

My compliments for your blog,I encourage you to photoblog,

Even week another photo album

Greetings from Italy,


JerusalemStoned said...

Just finished my second bowl of Asian style chicken soup. Finger-lickin' good.

Feel better!

nmf #7 said...

Jerusalemstoned- Mmm, Asian style chicken soup. Sounds delicious. Want to share your recipe?
Oh, and Amen!

itsagift said...

Refuah Shelaima!!

nmf #7 said...

Itsagift- Thanks! B"H, Mr. NMF headed off to yeshiva today, although he's still not 100 percent.
I'm still sniffling and coughing.
But, NBD is just dandy, taking apart the contents of my junk drawer as we speak.