Monday, February 18, 2013

A Little Taste of Insanity

There's a quote that goes something like: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results."

Does that apply to the practice of playing and re-playing the various levels of Angry Birds? I mean, I do get different results each time, just not often better ones. And I've been spending far too much time, in recent days, devoted to the task. 

There's not a whole lot else I seem to be physically capable of half the time. 

The expected side-effects of massive boredom and frustration aside, I think that what I hate most about my lower-than-usual activity level of late, however, is the extra amount of discomfort that it ultimately causes me. By the end of the day, no position is comfortable anymore, and by the end of a few, my very muscles start to rebel. I'm still not sure whether the unreal and unexpected soreness that I experienced getting out of bed this morning had to do with some bug or other that I may or may not be fighting off right now, or whether it was the end result of far too many hours seated on my bum.

Regardless, I've had a whole lot of sniffling and sinus issues going on today, for my part, and the kids have had their share for the last week, almost. In Michael's case, I assumed teething initially, but who even knows at this point, especially since Abby has now joined in as well. They've probably been kicking germs back and forth to each other all along, and have finally passed some on to me, too.

Whatever it is, it seems to be minor, but it's not making life any easier or more comfortable for anyone involved.

I will say, it's been really nice to see how good Abby's gotten at blowing her own nose. I just wish she'd ask for a tissue first.