I had my big CBEST test on Saturday. But before going into detail about it, I'll say that Aidan had been sick for about five days previous to the big day and we even took him to the doctor. He's alright -- just had a viral bug that had to go away on its own, but sure enough he gave it to me.
It started Friday night, the night before the test. I wasn't feeling 100%, and so I was hoping to get some extra sleep before leaving at 8 AM. Well, somebody decided to wake up at 4 AM! We tried for an hour to get him back to sleep, and finally Golf took him at 5 and held him til he slept and they both dozed off on the sofa. When Aidan woke up, I discovered my own symptoms: Sinus pressure, sore throat, runny nose and a headache. It couldn't have come at a worse time since I'd been preparing for this test for a month! Luckily by the time it was time for me to leave, I was feeling a bit better and I rode my bike to the testing site.
I think I did OK -- I know I could have done better had I not been sick. I didn't think to bring any tissues, so my nose was dripping the last half of the test -- had to use my hand! EWW! And it took me the entire four hours for the test. I do hope I passed.
Needless to say, over the rest of the weekend I've been laid out sick. Yesterday I was on the sofa with the TV on all day long and I felt horrible. I haven't had the flu like this for years. Well, the positive thing about it is that I got to watch some of the World Cup matches whereas I would have otherwise forgotten about it since I keep the TV off during the daytime.
I also had to cancel plans with my best friend's family and her neighbors -- we were all going to get together for Father's Day and I just couldn't do it. I just hate to cancel plans because I like to be reliable. We'd even had a bunch of chicken marinating overnight to bring to barbeque. So we had to bake it instead and now we have all this extra food! My poor husband. His Father's Day was spent taking care of Aidan cause I was just too sick to do much. I told him I'd make it up to him later this week. What a wonderful guy he is! :)
Still not feeling 100% today, as I've still got major sinus problems and feel blah. But I hope to get out of the apartment today for a little bit. And my sickness caused me to lose 2 more pounds! Yippee! :) We women always like that side benefit to the misery.