There’s a scene from The Big Bang Theory where Sheldon is ill. We hear “Leonard! I’m sick!” and see Leonard frantically running out of the apartment, still trying to get dressed. We quickly discover that Sheldon is particularly dreadful to be around when he is ill, to the point that his friends have a code where they hide as much as possible to avoid having to look after him.
I really dislike the term ‘man-flu.’ When The Bloke is ill, he gets up and carries on as normal. When I’m ill, I turn into a snivelling, snotty mess and spend most of my time complaining.
Last week I was ill. Really ill. I had not done any supply teaching from October to January and was in perfect health. All of a sudden, I have a few days being around children in the classroom and I come down with the flu during the half-term week. It also happened to be the week where he had taken time off too, mainly so we could spend time together. Typical. Instead of going out together, I spent a large percentage of the week in my jammies and wrapped up in a blanket. Thankfully, The Bloke didn’t do a Leonard and run away, he looked after me, which I now feel a bit guilty about. I’m very lucky – it’s one of the many reasons why I’m marrying him…
It also meant that I couldn’t get half of the blogging and social media activities done that I wanted to do, and now I’m feeling back to normal I’ve discovered that I’m about a week behind. It’s amazing how quickly everything builds up over time, and I had to make an extra list over the weekend in an attempt to catch up, along with the bajillion posts I need to read.
So, at some point I’ll be popping over to say hello hopefully at some point this week! Hope you’re all doing well!
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hahaha Thanks for the laugh!
Haha! Very welcome!
That’s exactly how I am. I embrace my inner Sheldon and moan. Ha! Glad you’re feeling better!
Haha! I often get annoyed at myself for complaining, but that seems to make my mood worse!
Sounds rubbish! It seems to be going around at the moment. All my kids have had it, including myself and my husband – not fun! Hope you feel better soon!
Oh no!theres nothing worse than when the entire household gets it! How are you all now?
We have just about recovered now. Thank goodness. I’d better embrace it before the next lot comes around!
I too turn into Sheldon, well, I think that must be what happens as everyone who should be looking after me runs away. I hope you’re feeling on par again, looking forward to your post-flu posts!
Thanks Nicola! I haven’t been able to get round to writing anything of use yet as I’m catching up on everything else, but I’m looking forward to sitting down and writing at the weekend…
Hope you are feeling better!
Thanks lovely! Feeling much better now!
man-flu is a known illness, I should know, I’m a man and I’ve had it, a lot ❤
Haha! Thanks Jack – I’ll be complaining at you then the next time I am ill!
I am the same when I’m ill!! I hope you are feeling better and you will be able to catch up with all your work! 🙂 Monica x
Thanks Monica! I’m feeling much better now, and I’m in the middle of catching up. I’ve done loads, but still seem to have a massive list to complete!
Well done! I always try to stay away from the computer on the weekend and Mondays are always mental! I can’t imagine how it must be if you leave it for longer! I’m glad you are feeling better 🙂 Monica x
Thank you! Why are Monday’s busy?
Sorry I meant they are always busy because I have to catch up with all the posts And comments I didn’t read over the weekend 🙂 x
Ah I see what you mean – apologies for the late reply!
Glad your better. I was off sick a few days last week too. It’s the worst! Take care.
Thanks lovely – how are you feeling now?
I’m actually feeling better than I have done in a while. You well recovered?
Good – I’m glad! Im much better thanks – the snot has gone!
Good! Hopefully that’s us done for a while.
Glad you’re better now but knowing what Sheldon is like I’d have shown a clean pair of heels too if I’d heard him.
xxx Hugs Galore xxx
Hahaha! Thanks David!
Hope you feel better and manage to catch up with the backlog. You do an amazing job 🙂
Thanks so much Debbie, really appreciate it!
Glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better,
Sheldon is funny no matter what he’s doing because he’s so ridiculously outrageous you gotta laugh, but he’s on TV. I’m sure you were adorable all wrapped up in your snugglies and sniffling like a steam train. However, glad you’re feeling better. Back to wedding planning.
Haha! Absolutely! I do actually need to start sorting things out for the wedding – I’ve done nothing for ages!
Glad you’re feeling better Suzie! I feel like I could do with a week in my PJs wrapped in a blanket (but without the flu please!)
Haha! I can certainly agree on that!
It’s so funny I’m reading this b/c my husband is sick and he is the poster child for man cold. You would have thought he was in his final hours but in reality he has a nasty cold. What drive me insane is his lack of sanitation during the cold like sneezing into his arm or washing his hands frequently. I follow behind him, sanitizing everything, hell bent on not getting sick. I hope you are 100%!
Aww bless you haha! I’m really lucky – The Bloke is a real trooper when he is ill and won’t let me look after him! How is your husband feeling now?
Day 3 of the man cold but there is light at the end of the tunnel. I asked him this morning how he was feeling and he said better. Progress!
How’s the man flu now?
Your so sweet to ask. It’s done but the woman flu has started. While dealing with the woman flu, I successfully managed to do 8 loads of laundry, unload and load the dishwasher 3 times, take out the trash twice, grocery shop and cook. Amazing, isn’t it?
It is! I lay under the duvet and complained for a week!
LOL! I know exactly what scene you’re talking about. Hope you feel better and catch up soon!
Hope you’re feeling better now! I always get sick when I’m around kids a lot!
Thank you! I’m feeling much better now – germy little children haha!
Haha, love BBT! Sorry you’re sick. You’re lucky the Bloke loves you and took good care of you. Feel better soon!
Thanks lovely – feeling much better now! I do like the show, but it has become more like Friends in recent years…
Sure hope you feel better xoxo
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Nice to see you’re as vulnerable as the rest of us… you goddess.
Bless you – hardly, but thanks!
Glad you’re feeling better. 🙂 ❤ No guilt. For being taken care of or for online stuff. Guilt-free and healthy.
My two kids have it bad at the moment and I’m trying to avoid catching it as I have a job interview tomorrow. Glad you’re better Suzie. Take care.
Ooh what is the interview for? Good luck!
It’s a part time admin/marketing role at Bushwalking Victioria. I’m nervous about it but also excited.
Ooh good luck! Let me know how you get on!
Yes I will! Thanks!