Thursday, April 30, 2009

hiding

Hey, can you hear me from under here?  Hello?  I write from underneath my bed, where I'm hiding from the pig flu.  Cowering as neurotic germophobe freak shows do.  I was really hanging in there okay until the news last night that a toddler here in Texas died and the entire Fort Worth school district closed....then I gathered up the canned goods and retreated to the underbed.

Okay, I lied, I'm not really hiding under my bed.  But I'd like to, if it were roomier and had DVR access.  At very least, I'm shielding Anderson from the public.  That long overdue grocery/TP/baby formula trip?  Made at 7am today, in order to go alone and without the Mister (before the big Mister left for work).  One teeny tiny positive benefit of the swine flu?  Discovering that Walmart is actually relaxing at 7am.  The floors freshly mopped, the shelves neatly stocked, the crazies still at home in bed asleep on the streetcorners!  It was almost like Target, minus the $300 tab at the end!  

So in all seriousness, I am a little scared about this outbreak.  For the time being, A & I are laying very low.  Stroller walks, playing in the yard, avoiding human contact.  Not the recipe for a well rounded social life (or a super sane mother), but I'll do what I've got to do to keep the little guy healthy and pig-free.  

I'll post later with a picture or something semi-sane and redeem myself to all of you who are going "damn, this blog post is boring.  And Mandie's quite possibly losing her mind."

6 comments:

Crystal said...

Don't mess with Texas - unless you're the pig flu - because apparently they know how to mess with Texas and win. In seriousness, I'd probably be taking similar precautions if I lived in a border state.

Anne said...

You and me both Mandie. It makes for a very boring life, but a swine flu free one. I was just thinking about running to Whole Foods to stock up in case total seclusion is necessary.

Sara said...

You're always welcome at our place! We can hide in the pantry while the kids are napping and drink cheap wine :)

Lisa said...

I agree, it is scary! And first thing in the morning is the only time I ever venture into Walmart, for the EXACT reasons you mentioned! It hasn't been "dirtied" up yet and is actually quiet. :)

Simply Complex said...

I'm shakin' in my boots about this whole thing too. I am glad it isn't in my state yet, though I am sure it is, just not verified. We are staying away from everyone until this thing settles down.

Simply Complex said...

So, if you've been blogstalking to see the little ducky tub in action- you can take a break. It will be a while before I pick that sucker up.