Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I'm sick...


I've been feeling really bad lately, tired and depressed... now I'm sick. I don't want to be sick. I don't do anything... I don't want to do anything and I have a child to take care of who happens to be sick too... and you know how difficult they get when they feel bad.. Any good remedies against the flu that don't involve laying in bed taking tea with lemon? (I have tea and lemon, what I don't have is the opportunity to be laying in bed...)


I need some loving... please send me get well wishes :)

24 comments:

tascha said...

Hope you get better soon!
(((hugs)))

Kim H. said...

Lovely art! Hope you are feeling better soon! Sending you well wishes!

Mystele said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you're down. It's hard, especially with kids. I'm coming out of depression/burn-out so I understand that frustration. Have you tried a hot toddie http://www.drinkstreet.com/searchresults.cgi?drinkid=1063&drinkname=category:12?
My mom used to make these for us when we were really sick. You're in my prayers.

Michelle Sylvia said...

Danita,
Please feel better.....It isn't easy being a Mommy when you are sick. I know first hand. Hang in there it will get easier. For now maybe some soothing peppermint tea and a snuggle with one of your pets if you have any....You also need some "me" time when you are feeling better. A night out to your favorite store. Mine happens to be the Bookstore...Peace and Quiet...ahhh...

Many Blessings,
Michelle

**kari** said...

I feel for you...it seems everyone is sick right now. I know how hard it is when the kids are sick and mom is not 100%! I like lots of blankets and bed pillows on the couch ... remote, snacks, drinks and kids by my side...and just veg...I swear it works. And the kid seem to just behave ((gotta cross your fingers for that one)). Hope your feeling better soon ;)

Keely BDD said...

I am right there along side of you. I am battling the Flu at the moment and I am miserable. Chocolate Milk makes me feel better....makes the throat feel better too!

Adriana Whitney said...

Hi Danita, we will pray for your recovering and for your joy to come back.
Did you ever try Probiotics? that works like magic. You take a good shot of that and next day you feel great!
I wish you were near so I can make you some of my chicken noodle soup... Get well soon.

flora said...

Awww I am so sorry you are sick...
I am sending you good juju and hope you and your kid get better soon!
Hang in there! XOXO

annas dreams blog said...

Vamos a echarnos unos tequilas y veras que todo se nos quita..y si no se nos quita, se nos olvida jaja. Cuidate, no te deprimas, porque gracias a Dios tenemos 2 razones para ser las personas mas felices de la vida. Ponte vick's en las pompis y se te quita..te lo juro (remedio de mi abuela). Un abrazote Lillian P.D.- Ya tienes mi telefono, cuando quieras soltar la lagrima hablame OK!. :)

Victorian Lady said...

I hope you feel better! :) Since you are both sick, I suggest heading to the movie store, let your little one rent some movies and hang out in bed together. You might even get a nap in that way. :)
From the house of 2 sick kids, 1 of which has the flu even though she had TWO flu shots!!! She has a chest x-ray this morning. Oh! And the Mother-in-Law is coming into town today and I have to clean the house and still work today too! Feel better yet? :)

Seriously, here's sending you some virtual chicken soup! Your paintings are amazing, so amazing, you should never get sick at all! :)

Mere

Dianita said...

Amiguita, ojalá que se alivien pronto las dos.....oye pues ponganse vick!! según ponerse vick en las plantas de los pies y luego ponerse calcetines y acostarse es buen remedio!!!!! cuidense mucho, los quiero mucho! Bye

Judy Wise said...

I'm sorry you're sick and feeling down. I hope by now it is better. I love the little girl in the boat, crackle background. Wonderful.

Jenn said...

Sending you hugs Danita! It seems whenever my 3 year old is sick...I get it too. It's hard enough to be a mommy...but when you are both feeling bad it's the pits!! Hang in there and remember it WILL get better soon. Take care of yourself...put lots of videos on!!
xox...jenn

lunara said...

hola.. well, i will send you more light!!! angels to involve you to embrance you.., the flu is hard yes, but it purifies you of toxins in body.. then try to relax.. i hope you wil be ok very soon!!
kisses for you..

Leanne said...

Hi Danita, sorry to hear you're not feeling well - Sending you get well wishes! (Try some echinacea capsules, I always find they help?) P.S. Beautiful painting!

Mr. Danita said...

Hang in there!

The long weekend is almost here and I'll do my best to care for our little Tasmanian devil while you rest.

Christine said...

Nothing is worse than trying to take care of a sick kid and yourself. I empathize with you. In the past few months the only thing thats helped me is taking long hot showers and Dreyers Fruit bars (popsicles) when I didnt feel like eating. Hang in there!
~Christine :)

aprylian said...

Try Spicy V-8--the hot does wonders to the immune system. I LOVE your crackle finish--it's gorgeous!

~aprylian

jenny holiday said...

jhzpqmcyOh I know just what you mean. My entire family had the most terrible cold for over 3 weeks! non stop coughing, my head felt as if it weighed 100 lbs....just awful.

Rent some good movies, have hubby pick up some good magazines! :)

Feel better soon my friend!
xoox Jenny

http://journals.aol.com/jennyeveryday/everyday-is-a-holiday/

rosmayd said...

very beatiful
greeting

aitana said...

Nice! I like this girl and all this little persons you paint and their atmosphere.

Dawn said...

Oh honey, have I been there! I spent all of last fall sick or dealing with REALLY sick children (under the age of 6). Here's hopin' you both feel better soon. What a lovely piece of art to express such an icky emotion.

nolapsychic said...

I am late reading this, but I know what you mean about the depression. This is about the time of year where I get depressed, too, and I just want winter to be OVER!

I am more the "artsy" type, but having suffered through years of depression and autoimmune disease, I have learned a scientific trick or two.

Depression is actually a symptom of your body's sluggish production of the neurotransmitter, serotonin. It's very common in the winter months, when we are indoors more, and are experiencing shorter days, for our production of serotonin to slow down. We start feeling depressed, achy, and lethargic.

Sunlight stimulates the production of serotonin; when we get enough sunlight, our bodies start producing Vitamin D, which stimulates serotonin production.

Try supplementing with about 4000 IU's of Vitamin D at the onset of next winter, and see if you get depressed again; I predict that you won't. ;-)

To banish the depression you have now, go seek out a professional at a vitamin shop for an antioxidant rich mega-supplement, and get some additional Vitamin D (the independent vitamin and nutritional shops are the best.... owners of such stores are very knowledgeable and usually passionate about supplementation). You will notice your mood improving in a couple of weeks, though it will take some time for your bodies' blood levels to increase.

You can now see how Aprylian was also right about the V-8, too.... it contains LOADS of antioxidants! Get some, and use it to wash down your vitamins! When I'm really depressed, I like mine with vodka.... it usually does the trick. ;-)

Then, put on a hilarious DVD, and laugh your butt off.... you'll feel a LOT better, soon!

I know it's a lot to ask, but try getting some sunshine on your face, too. When it warms up, you can go outdoors with your daughter on an hour walk in the mornings, and you will get enough sunshine to fuel your vitamin D production all day.... you'll be so happy, you won't be able to stand it!

Thank you again for painting my "Love Grows" painting... I enjoy looking at it every day!

Javier Gonzalez Burgos said...

dont be afraid of feeling sick as it works as a muse for you, great works!