Monday, October 24, 2011

Being sick SUCKS

Good morning Peeps,

I didn't mention it yesterday because I was hoping it would go away, but I am sick :-(  My throat was itchy saturday night, then scratchy yesterday, and now today it feels like something died in it :-(  So I took today off from work and have been in bed all morning.  I hate sick days. 

I have to be very smart about this though.  The last scratchy throat turned into three weeks of bronchitis so I am resting my body and trying stop it there.   Halloween is coming up and the weekend after I am going to DC for the Food Show (Plan on taking lots of notes for you guys! ps- we are going to see Guy Fieri...would only be better if it was Curtis Stone:-).  I got a lot on my plate coming up.

I used to get all excited about getting sick.  It was usually good for a quick weight loss, but with every loss there is a gain.  Sure I kept it off for a day or two, but as soon as the appetite came back I was making up for lost time.  I don't know what it is, but as soon as I feel better the first thing I ever crave is a hamburger.  Weird!

Usually when I am sick my diet consists of the three S's: Soup, Sherbert, and Soft-boiled Eggs.  As I don't have any of them in stock I am not sure how to handle this.  I am not an invalid and can certainly go out to the store, but I would like to just stay inside today.  I am hoping this is Fall allergy related and want to just stay inside for the day.  It's a good day for movies and napping.

What stinks is that this is a pretty day for a walk at lunch, but I'm not going to do that to myself.  If I do anything it may be a little bit of weights (you didn't read this mom) and possibly some abs.  That is only if I am feeling better this afternoon though. 

I do have a meeting at church tonight, but the rule in school was always "If you stayed home sick, you can't go out that night."  If the throat feels better then I will try to make it out in the real world tonight, but I also don't want to get anyone sick.  Bah...Darn you germies!

So listen to your body.  I believe mine is screaming "SLOW IT DOWN".  Fine.  I will listen.  I'm not gonna like it, but I will listen.  Now if you'll excuse me, I think I will put in one of my favorite movies: Bridget Jones' Diary.

****Please note****

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  1. Ok,I will admit that your posts about enjoying some much time out walking make me insanely jealous because with kids, there are no lunch breaks or after work breaks. But taking a sick day makes me green with envy because moms get no sick days either. I can carry on a cold or flu for weeks with no rests to recover. So I will send my wishes that you get well soon and get back out there to enjoy the beautiful fall for yourself and for the moms out there, ok? Think of me when you are being awesome. And for the record, I am an extremely active mom, always outside with the kids. But a nature walk that takes an hour just to get to the end of block is not really a workout!

  2. :-) this would be a whole new blog if I had a husband and kids to come home to every night. Maybe some day... :-)