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You Know You’re Sick When . . .

Sick personSo, I spent the better part of last week either in bed or laid out on the couch. What started out as some sort of allergy/flu thing turned into a chest cold, and my week took a turn for the worse.


You know you’re sick when . . .

  • You’re rendered incapable of doing much more than making sure the kids didn’t kill themselves
  • Chocolate cake that hubby brought home on his break seems good enough for the kids for dinner (hey, they wouldn’t complain).
  • You send the kids to Grandma’s house for a few hours just to get some rest.
  • You don’t understand what all the fuss is about–the TV does make a good babysitter.
  • You sound like an old lady with lung cancer.
  • You pull out your computer, and you’re head starts pounding purely on principle.
  • Hubby takes one look at you and sends you back upstairs to bed.
  • You dissolve into a fit of tears just because the dishes aren’t done (and neither is the laundry, the playroom is a mess, and you can’t find the Advil).
  • You actually look forward to being able to clean again.
  • You walk around in a fog that keeps you from realizing that you’re stirring the soup with a comb and combing your kid’s hair with a spoon.


Some of these really happened. Some of them didn’t. Can you tell the difference?

What about you? Fill in the blank: You know youi’re sick when __________________________.

About Ralene Burke

Whether she’s wielding a fantasy writer’s pen, a freelance editor’s sword, or a social media wand, Ralene Burke always has her head in some dreamer’s world. And her goal is to make it SHINE! She has worked for a variety of groups, including Realm Makers, The Christian PEN, Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, and as an editor for a number of freelance clients. Her first novel, Bellanok, is being published as a 4-part serial! When her head’s not in the publishing world, she is wife to a veteran and homeschooling mama to their three kids. Her Pinterest board would have you believe she is a master chef, excellent seamstress, and all around crafty diva. If she only had the time . . .

One comment on “You Know You’re Sick When . . .

  1. […] You can also find me over on NAF today with my slightly comedic piece entitled “You Know You’re Sick When . . .”. […]

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