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Fevered Observations

I’ve spent the past 72 hours on the couch with a fever over 100 degrees with what I can only guess is the flu, even though I was a goody two shoes and got my flu shot. I’m feeling much better but still can’t seem to put several coherent thoughts together, so we’ll skip personal finance today and look at some weird observations that seem to only happen when  you’re sick. -Little things seem so hard. I really, really wanted ice water when I was sick, but somehow putting both water and ice in the glass was just too hard. Luckily, Jim rescued me with a continuous supply of ice water. Reason enough to get married! -You get upset really easily. When my jacket zipper got stuck, it almost sent me into meltdown mode until I realized that I could take it off like a shirt. -Food is weird. Why do saltine crackers and orange sherbet only seem appealing when you’re sick? -You want to eat crap when your appetite comes back. My appetite came back yesterday, and all I could think about were Hot Pockets and Sonic cheeseburgers. Maybe sherbet messes with your pallet? -You’re kids get more needy. Normally, ...

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Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #30-Pink is My Favorite Color

I spent most of my free time redecorating my daughter’s room this week. It is the pinkest thing you’ve ever seen. I think it might be illegal to have that much pink, but she loves it. Poor little thing has been sick all week, and we finally went to the doctor to find out she is positive for the flu. I guess she is in the 40% whose immunization didn’t work. Oh well, at least she has somewhere pink to hang out! Nothing kills your grocery budget like a sick kid. I went to buy Gatorade and sugared cereal and a bunch of other stuff I though she might eat. I know in theory she isn’t going to starve before this illness passes, but the Mommy instinct to feed the baby bird is just too strong. I hope Mr. CBB doesn’t bring out the bamboo shoots!

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