Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Monday, March 23, 2009


My first year of teaching I was sick all the time. And I do mean all. the. time. It stunk really bad. The only thing that got me through the rough times was that it would be better the next year and even better the year after that. And it was. So, as I entered the 4th year of my career I never expected that I would experience what I have this year.

I have honestly been catapulted back into the health status of a first year teacher. I can just about count the number of times on one hand that I have gone for a stretch of 2 weeks being completely healthy since August. Now, my friends, that is not just sad, but it is seriously pathetic. 

I feel pathetic.

I feel like crap all the time and my sweet, sweet husband is so patient and caring. My days at work push me to my limits of exhaustion and when I come home, he is always smiling and willing to let me put my feet up to catch my breath. I am so lucky to have him to take care of me. 

Thursday night was a particularly difficult night with Sofia -- up for nearly 3 hours and I was at the height of one the worst colds I've had all year. I missed Chris terribly. Having him gone during the night to work is hard! I peeled myself out of bed on Friday morning and shuffled into work. Sitting at my desk, everything was in a haze and I actually started to get teary because I was sooooooo frustrated. Not a moment later did Chris walk through my office door with a bag full of get well goodies! Tea, mac 'n cheese, clementines and my favorite, whoppers, all popped out of the grocery bag he was carrying.  After working all night, there he was with a smile and pep in his step. I couldn't believe he was standing there!

It's now Monday night and I still have some serious getting better to do. But, with those bright blue eyes and that pearly white smile to think about, getting better fast is going to be a much easier task to do this time. :) 


Andrea said...

Aws! I love this :) What a sweetie. Good job, Chris!
I, too, have come down with a cold and could use a little pick me up after several nights of little sleep and lots of kleenex.
Get better!

BrianandDebbie said...

What a great guy!!! Chris, are you going to write the definitive book some day soon on How To Be The Greatest Husband in the Whole Wide World?????

Take good care, Meggie and know we're thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Awww hurt my heart a little bit reading that! Chris you are that man in the commercials that go "because you are not that guy...." Meg is so lucky to have you! Thank you for taking such good care of her! Marissa

Chirs said...

I have totally seen those commercials and said to myself, "what if I am that guy..."

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed with what a great husband you have and how fortunate you and Sophia are to have him. Chris you put alot of men to shame out here. Congratulations on a job well done and I bet soon that your "patient" will be back to herself.
Aunt Connie