Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sick Days

Let me start by saying that I really hate being sick. I fight it for as long as I can. Even then, I generally head to work anyway knowing that the best place for me to be is home in bed. I knew I was losing the battle late last week and into the weekend, but come Monday there I was at my desk. Hacking my brains out. I really should have stayed home. My poor sweet cube neighbor said as much. "GO HOME!" I heard from the other side of the (flimsy, germ permeable) wall. And I should have.  But I stayed. By the end of the day I had to admit that I was sick. Big time. I crawled into bed on Monday night and pretty much stayed there until yesterday. When I moved to the sofa.

I woke up from a NyQuil induced stupor at one point during my 4 days at home and came to the realization that if I had to be sick, this was a pretty good place to recuperate...
The view from my bed was peaceful if I looked beyond to the trees and the river and tried to ignore the massive army of blackberry vines snaking their way across the side yard and the huge amount of tree trimming that needed to be done...

And I had a neglected pile of books on the nightstand to read if I felt like it. Funny that I have "The Art of Happiness", two great books by Gladys Tabor on country living and a book called "Crush IT" about how to crush your competition in the online world. It's like "Peace....Peace....Peace....BAM!" (Ah....the things I find funny)
I had my favorite happy shade of blue teapot filled with the Harney and Son's Coconut tea on the tray my daughter made, a pile of gardening magazines and a sketch pad to plan my plantings...

Add to that mix a few cuddly pets like Miso and Boris the cat..


...and my buddy Oso (who spent a good part of the last few days at the foot of the bed making sure I was ok, and turning to glare at me when my coughing disturbed his puppy naps).

Yes, if I had to be sick and stay at home, I really didn't have it too bad at all.  I'm finally feeling better today. Might even make it out of the house for some fresh air. Of course that means that I have to actually get dressed and comb my hair and that seems like a chore right now, but it's good to know that I'm getting back to feeling more myself in time to enjoy a lazy Saturday with my much loved husband.

Wishing you the happiest of Saturdays (and good health too!)

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