In college, I always gave myself one day out of the semester on which to be sick. I'd feel a bug of some sort coming on, and give it one day. Just one day. On that one day, I would literally lie in bed and do absolutely nothing until I felt better...all day if necessary.
This actually always worked out very well for me. Maybe because I rarely get sick.
I do, however, tend to run my body into the ground. I stay up late, eat on anything but a well-regulated schedule, and sleep with my hair wet more often than I should. So, eventually, after several months of this sort of treatment, my body would say "Okay, Esther. Enough is enough."
Turns out, after college, I still need about one sick day a semester, and today? Today was sick day.
But this time, I didn't feel it coming. It came out of the middle of nowhere - I jumped out of bed at 4am to go vomit (TMI? Sorry.) and went back to bed, and repeated the performance about three times before I realized this was actually happening and I was not going to be able to go to work today.
It was quite a bummer because I actually really like work.
But I actually really liked today too. Today I:
drank yellow Gatorade
ate M&Ms (not too many, though)
also ate chicken noodle soup
got plenty of mail (my birthday and Sarah's graduation are both coming up soon)
watched National Treasure 2.
After all these good things, and feeling somewhat better, I debated the merits of going in to work incredibly late, but decided that, just like in college, I needed that one full sick day.
So I stayed here at home where I made Peppermint tea in the morning, using my new kettle, which I'm pretty much in love with.
And drank Chai Green tea out of my favorite mug in the evening. By the way, if you haven't heard of Chai Green tea, please go hear of it immediately. Regular Chai has never been something that I crave, but man, this Chai Green business is wonderful!
I put my Christmas Tree up a few weeks ago
I may or may not have shamelessly stolen (*ahem* borrowed *ahem*) it from the unused LOT stash...
And I have these HUGE Christmas lights (also borrowed) hanging all along my living room wall
Seriously, they're enormous. I've started hanging Christmas and birthday cards between them, and one bulb is as long as the short side of your average rectangle Christmas card!
And, as I said in an email about Lights of Tejas the other day, I love Christmas probably slightly more than your average five-year-old, so my otherwise dreary day was quite cheerfully spent at home.
Stay tuned tomorrow for one of my favorite recipes!
1 year ago