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Adventures of Wonder Boy and Phlegm girl

Since summer we’ve worked for it. Throughout fall, we’ve talked about it: Christmas Vacation. That glorious week off buffered by two federal holidays – yippee skippidy-yi-yay.  Time to rest, time to play, time to dine, time to just be together.

And then it happened again.

I. Got. Sick.

The day before Christmas.

All our plans for romantic nights together – on hold.

All our intentions  – lingering at new restaurants – replaced by hot toddies and warm blankets.

Tender touches and shy smiles sure … but excuse me while I cough, sputter and gak.

Still Wonder Boy stays near.  He shaves, showers and dresses.  Puts on a little cologne, but not too much so as to make me sneeze.

I shower and dress, bundling in layers and find myself nearer the fire than normal. He likes that, for he’s near the fire, too.

He sips a brew and his broad hands bring a toddy.

He tries not to make me laugh for then I’ll cough and cough and cough.  But he does anyways because he’s funny like that.

We laugh a lot.

We smile.

We linger.

He sees my red nose and brings home Puffs.  He gets up to let the dog out and shuts the door so I can rest longer.

He answers the phone. Wonder Boy never answers the phone.

We don’t try new restaurants.  We don’t go out.

We stay in and slowly, ever so slowly I heal.

And it’s not the Prednisone or the Zithromax or the Mucinex that do it, although they help.

It’s the love.

Stay tuned for more Adventures of Wonder Boy and Phlegm girl ….

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31 thoughts on “Adventures of Wonder Boy and Phlegm girl

  1. This is LOVE, in capitals! Get well soon dear *healing hugs with a huge dose of patience*

  2. richripley

    I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been sick, especially during the holidays. Just keep letting Wonder Boy take care of you…he’s covertly building “husband points” for something that he’s been secretly coveting…like a 60″ plasma TV w/ Bose surround sound, or hunting trip with his buddies or worse yet….a new boat (it’s a hole in the water that you throw money into). God speed Phlegm girl.

  3. sorry to hear your special moments were interrupted by coughing and sneezing but do not feel alone in your suffering we are in the same boat here in Texas. Our only hope is that by New Years Eve we will be finished with all of the meds and enjoying each other sneeze free.

  4. And I just told jeanne up here what an ace I was at grading and returning papers graded! No wonder you are turning out these posts faster than I can read (smiling, wink, wink). You’re down, but your fingers and inspiration aren’t.
    No fun! Sick over the holidays. Take care and sincere wishes you get over this soooon.
    Now, I need to get to that post before this one, to give it a due read. Pls. read jeanne’s post, right down to I hope you get the (sympathetic) tone in which it is written. Just to be sure…I’ll add…sympathy Hugs!

    • Well this one wrote itself; I was reflecting on how kind and helpful he’s been (( I’ve been telling him he’s my hero and he just grins)) and thinking about those times in my life when I was as sick but had no one to help me. And I realized how much I had to be thankful for all over again.

      I will read Jeanne’s post – thank you for the heads-up.. and for the sympathy hugs!! MJ

  5. Two awesome Super Heroes! May you feel better soon and fly off into the sunset – in time for a lingering meal.

  6. alanamokma

    MJ,

    I love hearing stories of how you and wonder boy grow you relationship! As I mentioned before, it makeshift excited to see others in love- ESP when they have been together so much longer than us. Josh is an amazing caretaker and when he takes care of me in my sickness it makes me fall in love that much more!

    I am sorry to hear that you were sick during your vacation but you both made the best of it and grew closer too’

    • Yes … the 6 pack of Puffs and brand new jar of Vicks Vapo-Rub meant more than any bunch of flowers ever delivered.
      Thanks Alana; all the best to you and Josh for a healthy, happy New Year. MJ

  7. Feel better. With such a nurse, how can you not. Next time I get sick, though, can I borrow him?

  8. Aw, I’m smiling as I finish reading your post. Because your Wonder Boy sounds very much like my sweet Motor Man! Hope you’re feeling better and better each day!

  9. Great post! This is nearly identical to what happened in our house. I got sick. Plans have been cancelled. Antibiotics prescribed. Only now I’m on the mend and my Wonder Boy is getting sick. Happy Winter Break! At least we’re together and not at work – that’s what I say.

    • oh no, Leah! I am glad you’re on the mend; my fear is my WB is going to get sick, too. But you’re right – at least we’re together. Take care!! And I’m back to the Doc this morning … MJ

  10. aw, sorry you’re sick… BUT, cannot wait for another episode of Wonder Boy and Phlegm girl!

  11. Oh, MJ, so sorry you’re sick. But isn’t it nice to know you can bundle up, sleep in, and not have to worry about going to work or the responsibilities you’re leaving behind there. Enjoy the cuddling and the toddies and your Wonder Boy. And feel better soon.

    I’ve given you a ‘Candle Lighter’ award, by the way. Thanks for the illumination during these dark winter days.

    • Yes, yes and yes! It’s been nice to feel the touch of loving concern upon me, that is for sure. I thank you for the award; what a nice way to light up another’s day! MJ

  12. So sweet! Sorry you’ve been sick, but you made it sound fun, even a little romantic! I’ve been sick this week too, but Rob is out of town, so I’m coughing to myself. Oh well, he’ll be back tomorrow, and I’m on the mend. Hope you are too! And hey, you still have a long weekend to enjoy!
    Happy 2012! ~ Sheila

    • ..We always seem to have fun; he can’t help but make me laugh. I’m sorry you’re sick now, too, Sheila … rest up and feel better soon. Happy 2012 to you! MJ

  13. Awww… you’ve got yourself a keeper. What a great guy! Hope you feel better soon.

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