I think I might be one of those people who every time someone else comes down with some sort of illness starts experiencing the symptoms as well. There's a name for that, right? Crazy? Is that the name? Because I think I might be crazy.
For 10 days my home has been infected with the flu bug. It started with daughter #3 and worked its way through my husband, my foster son, my son, my oldest...And every time a new person got the flu I swore I was on the brink of getting it as well. My stomach would hurt, I'd tell my husband, "I'm next, I just know it."
What made things worse was that I had to give a talk in church yesterday. So every day closer to Sunday I started saying/thinking, I'm going to be too sick to give my talk, I'm going to get sick *while* I'm giving my talk. I even prepped my husband in case he had to take over for me. He didn't help matters by saying, "If you are about to be sick while you're speaking, if I were you, I'd run out the side door, not straight down the aisle." Uh....thanks for the advice?
Well, even though my stomach hurt all Saturday night and even Sunday morning, I was able to give my talk. And then I came home and my stomach started to feel better. And by the time Sunday night rolled around, my stomach felt fine. Huh. So maybe I'm the kind of person who experiences other people's illnesses *and* the kind of person who doesn't like public speaking. Which is weird, because I usually don't mind public speaking. So *maybe* I'm the kind of person who doesn't like public speaking while experiencing other people's flu symptoms. Yeah.....what was that called again? Right.....crazy.