The short story…. I’m still sick and it sucks. Today is day seven with whatever sickness this is. It’s getting really old. During the day I’ve got a sore throat and a lot of general soreness all over. My muscles ache. As soon as I lay down the congestion blocks my sinuses completely and keeps me from breathing through my nose. I also have these random coughing fits that keep happening. It’s just rotten.
I typically try to operate normally, or as if I’m on the mend. In truth I don’t know what to do. I’m not sick very often and I don’t know how to take care of myself or get good rest. On Saturday there was too much that needed to get done anyway.
It was a great 60 degree fall day out and knowing that in less than 24 hours there would be snow, time was of the essence. Jim and I rescued 5 outdoor plants in pots, 3 hibiscus and 2 palms, that would have probably not made it through the night outside. We got them all safely back to the house and situated in nice sunny spots inside.
We also did a bunch of other errands around town and consequently I didn’t get a lot of rest. I really felt like I might be feeling better as the day went on but then overnight Saturday was miserable and I woke Sunday feeling like total dog-dodo again.
We did end up spending most of the day Sunday lounging around the house talking and marveling at the mid-October snow fall. Jim took good care of me and encouraged me to just rest. In the afternoon he did some catch up on Work and I took a two hour nap. All I can think now is this has to be close to the end of whatever this sickness is. Not only am I not used to being sick, but when I have gotten sick I’m used to bouncing back quickly. This not feeling well has made the week seem to drag on forever. It also made me feel like I missed the weekend completely.
Waking up today I felt a little better. Had better sleep than Saturday night and so now I really am hoping Im on the mend. I’m sad the weekend is over and am not looking forward to starting the week yet. I’d like just one more day of weekend. Alas, it’s Monday and back to the grind anyway. Work, school, kids, chores, blah, blah, blah. Wow, I sound really negative.
Perhaps if I get rolling with my day I’ll feel better. I’m resisting though. I just want to start the weekend over again. /deep sigh.
Sick and Tired,