>Ick, I’m Sick

>So, who called that this was going to happen? I spend a week with a couple of 14+-hour days at work, complete a major project, welcome my husband safely home from a foreign country, and dodging about ten coworkers with various instances of colds and bronchitis… so, yeah, my body decided Sunday night it had had about enough of that.

Well, that and then already being tired and achy on Sunday, I nevertheless pushed myself through the paces on DDR Hottest Party for our Wii. My humiliatingly, husband-laughing-gut-bustingly bad paces. Probably didn’t really help the whole energy level… but gosh darn it, they have “Hot Stuff” on the soundtrack. You know I can’t resist a disco siren call like that. (Fair warning to DDR n00bs like me: turn off the hand motions until you’ve got some semblance of skill. Trust me.)

So yesterday I spent the day… sleeping. Wow. Imagine that!

Here are the pros of being sick:

  • Getting sleep.
  • Discovering that Burt’s Bees Hand Salve is also effective on a chapped-from-too-much-Kleenex nose.
  • Reading a new book from one of my favorite authors. (I might mention that this favorite author is, to my relief, still alive, unlike Madeleine L’Engle, Robert Jordan, or well I guess I had no hope with C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkein. Still, it’s rough when most of your favorite authors will never produce something new. Good thing I’ve got Jasper Fforde to add to my list.)
  • Getting work done. (Er, ooops–but really, I needed one uninterrupted day of solid work to get a lot of updates done on the ALA GODORT website. Sad thing is, I’m still not done–I blame the crummy CMS and my lackluster internet connection.)
  • Being so rested that I write most of three presentations without really trying, because I suddenly have the energy to be excited about my topic again. And it not feeling like “work.”

Here are the cons of getting sick:

  • The chapped nose. And the fact that before I tried the hand salve on it, for some reason I tried peppermint lotion… owwwwww!
  • Feeling more thirsty after drinking something. Which makes me want to drink less, which of course is not the best of ideas when sick.
  • Realizing that I have three major tasks to complete before Friday… not counting finalizing three presentations for next Monday. And trying to relax and get better and not freak out about it all, considering that similar circumstances are what got me sick in the first place. Riiiiight.
  • Having cable and realizing that most of the time, TV still sucks. (Although that does make me feel better about spending my days at work instead of vegging out on the couch.)
  • Forgetting to call my mom on her birthday, because I slept through most of it. (Luckily, she’s a forgiving mom, and didn’t realize I didn’t call her, until I called her today to apologize.)
  • Oh, did I mention being sick? That’s a huge con, right there.
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