Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Still hanging in there

I'm still sick. One minute I feel like I'm freezing; teeth chattering and the next minute I feel as though I'm sitting in a hot steam bath. It hurts to swallow and of course the kids have found where I was hiding the throat lozenges and they have finished them all.

This morning while I was laying in bed I heard them all in the kitchen discussing how the microwave oven was broken. They were trying to turn it on, pushing all the buttons, unplugging it and plugging it back in again. Nothing worked. Maybe the microwave has the flu too.

Then hubby decided it was time to defrost the freezer. This is his big job. I refuse to do it because it was his choice to buy the cheaper model refrigerator. I mean really! I think it is amazing that they even make refrigerators that have to be defrosted in this day and age. So while I was 'resting' in bed he was banging on the built up ice with a hammer (and cursing).

I finally dragged myself out of bed around 10:30. No one had remembered to give Ibrahim his medicine and now he's flying around the house like a tornado. The house looks bad... really bad! But I don't have the energy to yell at the kids to get the place straightened up. There are dishes in the living room and clothes and toys have been thrown all over the place. MBC 3 is blasting out cartoons and the kids are all sitting around without a care in the world.

Hubby mentioned today that his friend's wife died a while back and they had six kids. He said his friend was looking for a replacement wife. Hmmm... what did he mean by saying that?

I am going to pull myself together and try to get to work today. Maybe by the time I get home tonight a miracle will have happened and the house will be clean again and the microwave will be working again too.


  1. salamtek inshaAllah

    hope all is back to normal soon

  2. u made me lough.every body is going stray.hope u will feel better soon.
    ur hubby is teasing u and do not take the bait.there is a better way to say that abt his mate loss of wife,
    ur astrong lady u will re-bounce back and get things under control again.
    maybe ur hubby is building new fridge freezer for u thats why all this hammering ur hearing,a ( surprise)

  3. Let's assume the best -- perhaps that was hubby's vague way of expressing his appreciation for all you do because he has now had a taste of what running a household with 6 kids and no wife is like. The flu is the worst! Don't they have flu shots available over there? I get one every year and haven't had the flu since. And why aren't the kids in school now? You must have some crazy school schedule over there!

  4. Sending chicken noodle soup vibes your way...

    I love you!

  5. Anonymous... the kids don't go to school if their alarm clock mother doesn't get them up and send them off.

    No flu shots here in Libya. At least not that I know of.

    Kristen - I wish I had some of your chicken soup... that would be sooooo nice!

  6. Salamtik Mrs teri, wishing u quick recovery.

    -It sounds like you pamperd the kids so much, traditionaly if libyan mum has daughters above 12 she is retired from home work.
    -Hubby also sound to be above pampersd lol. try to place short term sanction on him, dont let him get away with it lol.

  7. Teri ,
    If only you had asked I wouldve made you the soup. Didnt know of you being in such a state till recent. Sorry dear, too many things on my mind as you know.....

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Take care.


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