Today is the second day in a row I've had to cancel things and just stay home and rest. Sore throat, cough, runny nose, and to top it off, I've pretty much lost my voice. And everything aches, even my face and my eyeballs. Isn't it great how pregnancy lowers your immune system? So that when the nausea of the first trimester wears off, you can still get plenty sick from time to time. This is my second cold in about three weeks. It's hard not to feel slightly annoyed with the students who come to their violin lessons coughing and wheezing... I'm trying to have the courtesy I sometimes wish others had, and stay home for a couple of days until I feel better.
This morning I said to Nathan, "Do you have time to make us* a cocktail?"**
He: "Sure, of course. I'm going to pee first, is that ok?"
Me: "My glass is on the dresser there."
He: "I don't think I'll use your glass; I'll use the restroom if that's ok with you."
Of course I was pointing out the location of my glass for my juice, but I love how he makes me laugh.
*Remember, I like to speak in the plural these days.
**This is what we call juice and seltzer water around here; fear not, I am not drinking alcoholic beverages at 9:00 am while pregnant.