Friday, August 21, 2009


Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.

-Elbert Hubbard

The other day I was getting ready to leave after a visit to my parent's house. As I packed and organized I was more aware of how nauseous I felt than usual. I commented to my mother about how yucky I felt.

Mom said, "well, at least you can still do things. When your sister Mary Alice had morning sickness she couldn't even move!"

"I know mom," I replied, "but don't you think Mary Alice was being just a little overly dramatic?"

My mother gave me a sideways glance and shrugged her response.

And my dye was cast.

By the time we stopped for lunch at the halfway mark home, I was sick enough that I could not eat. The second half of the trip was excruciating. My body ached, my stomach rebelled, and I felt like my eyeballs might fall out if I had to focus on a road one minute more...and I had hours more focus for my eyeballs to fall out.

By the time I got home, I immediately went to bed and did not get out, except when totally necessary, for two days. Today I am finally feeling well enough to think, in a limited sort of way.

While I was not stricken by morning sickness as much as the flu, I do realize that life was teaching me a little lesson on judging another's experience and I get it. Point taken. Ahhh Karma, at least you know it's there but next time it's in action, I plan to be on it's better side!


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Karma is definitely a beyotch sometimes.

I really do not get the overly dramatic vibe from MA--she must not be blogging that side of herself!

Feel better soon.

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Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That's funny, kind of. I remember too well wearing those ugly little sea bands on my wrists to stop the nausea--ick. Hope this passes soon.

ElleBee said...

I am soo sorry you were sickly, Auntie. That is horrible news and a half. I'm glad you are well enough to think again. Thats always a bueno sign. Tell Paca I luuurve her.

Mary Alice said...

I think it is a PacO....boys make you pukeier...well, at least in my experience :-)

Life As I Know It said...

ooh, I hope you are feeling better. I was miserably sick for the first 16-20 weeks with mine. Not fun.
But well worth it in the end :)

Be well!