The original plan for this week’s post was a bold and far-reaching one. I was going to write every week about something new I had tried, whether it was a lifestyle change, a new-to-me product or recipe, or a risky endeavor (probably less of those).
Sayali proposes and virus disposes. I was knocked out by the flu and had to cancel everything. The worst thing about a bad case of the flu is how absolutely miserable it can make you feel. Achiness, chills, fever, congestion…ugh. Zip lining and roller derbies would have to wait.
But with the flu came a surprise adventure. Being bedridden and with a foggy brain, I was hardly capable of taking care of myself, let alone my children and my home. Quietly, my husband took over- making simple, fresh meals for the kids, keeping the house functioning, and making sure I was as comfortable as possible, in addition to fighting e-fires at his own day job. For a couple of days, I was so weakened, I couldn’t even give my husband my regular “reminders” to do things (meaning how to do them my way). And yet, and yet…..everything got done just perfectly.
It was a tough pill to swallow, tougher than those Tamiflu monstrosities. I didn’t have to be in control in order for life to move forward? I didn’t have to remind my husband about every little thing? And if something did get skipped over, the world didn’t stop turning?
So there we have it, an adventure on the roller-coaster of my own mind. Letting someone else be in control- no, let me be fair, being forced to let someone else be in control- scary, but worth it. Give someone else the reins […]