Sunday, December 16, 2007

can we all just agree that being sick sucks?

i have that weird kind of sore throat where it kind of feels like i'm drowning most of the time. i guess it's postnasal drip? but i don't have any sort of prenasal drip. is that even possible? (paging dr. beat! i mean, dr. joe!) also i kind of feel like i'm going to barf, but not because of a sad tummy situation; it's because i feel like my throat is gagging me.

and i think i'm a little feverish. so now i'm conflicted: do i go to work tomorrow? i have so much to do that being gone will be kind of awful, but i feel gross, but maybe i'll feel better tomorrow, but maybe i really do need to take it easy.

i also feel ambivalent about most forms of food. microwaveable bean and cheese burritos are still making the cut, but not much else. bleh.

i talked to the mamacita today and she said i should stay home tomorrow.


SierraValleyMom said...

Mamacita is usually right about these things.

You could always tell them that you can't come in because there is a snow advisory and also a winter storm watch and is simply isn't safe for you to be riding your bike in all that blowing snow...But then they might wonder why you are at my house!!!

I am sorry you are feeling crummy. I say, stay home. Read books, drink tea. Stay in bed, in pjs and "fuzzy socks". Watch an old movie. If you've never seen Casablanca, you should. If you're really desperate, watch old ballet recital tapes. I know you have them somewhere! Enjoy being sick by yourself. I know it sounds weird, but trust me, you'll wish you had savored it more someday! Once you have the kiddos a cold is never the same. However, there are perks. Such as conversations like this:

(Recently had big discussion about first, middle and last names. Jon was very into this. Later we had this exchange.)

Me: Jon, what's your name?
Jon: Oscar.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

sarah said...

aw, yeah. you and mamacita are right. i finally did get around to staying home, and it was awesome. have fun with oscar.