Sunday morning I woke up at 4 with a crabby tummy and aching everywhere. I went back to sleep hoping to feel better with more sleep. No such luck. I had a list of things I wanted to get done and none of them got done. Progressively throughout the day I got worse and worse. I’ll spare the details as it wasn’t pretty.
I had the flu. I’ve not had it in years and years so I guess it was my turn. It knocked me on my bum to say the least. I was home yesterday all day and did nothing more than sleep and watch tv. I felt like a slug and the thought of food was awful. Apples were okay, the tang of them was good and didn’t seem to set off my stomach.
Ken’s ring bologna for supper did not sit well. I can’t eat it because it has too much fat in it so even if I hadn’t been sick I wouldn’t have eaten it but the smell of it was at the same time tantalizing and nauseating.
Yesterday I managed an apple or maybe two, crackers, a popsicle and water. Today I feel less tired and more human. I managed to get up and showered but after that I was wiped out. I feel like I ran a marathon. At some point I suppose I have to think about food. Ken will be home in a couple house so if nothing else, I will wait for him. I’m not in any hurry to upset the calm that has finally returned.
Tomorrow I go back to work barring any relapses. I realized last night I missed a meeting yesterday that was important so it will be interesting to find out the result of it or if they opted to reschedule. Mostly I just want a nap. I might have to take one.
I can’t say it was an awful day back at work. I got back into the swing of things quite quickly. Napping was certainly something I wanted by about mid day but I got caught up on emails and other things.
I have to say I am impressed with all the work my student workers got done while I was gone. They assembled furniture and rearranged furniture. They did a variety of tasks which cleared up a number of tasks for the department.
For only being off eleven days, I struggled a bit with the schedule again. I just hate mornings. I would rather start at noon. I know the world doesn’t revolve around my sleep schedule but really 5:30 was too early this morning. I was so out of it that I forgot to take utensils with me so I could eat my lunch.
I’m sure it will take me a few days to get back into the swing of things. I’m hoping that I will get back to it quickly because I have new classes to tackle in two weeks.
Vicki and I spent a nice quiet evening listening to music and reading. I actually managed to say at the end of this chapter I’m quitting and did it. This rarely happens for me – I usually read three more chapters. I’m going to attempt to do the nearly impossible and go to bed earlier than 11:30 tonight…
Well my morning has been interesting. I’ve not accomplished a lot. I was rudely woken up by my daughter complaining about my husband. She made up for it nicely by making breakfast. Then they went off to Walmart and I was going to take a shower but they kept bugging me with calls. So I waited till they were home.
I worked on some insurance stuff – gotta love insurance. I have to send in my receipts for over the counter drugs now with a prescription from my doctor to get reimbursed for them. Now don’t think I’m getting paid – this is money that is deducted from my pay check for this purpose. I used to be able to go to the pharmacy and buy what was needed using the card from the insurance company. Now however I have to buy it, save the receipt, have a prescription from my doctor. When I have all of that I get to mail, fax, or email it in to the insurance company so they can reimburse me. I don’t think anyone is happy about the process. I know the insurance company wasn’t when I called to talk to them about it.
Now that I have that stuff done, I have to figure out something for lunch. After lunch who knows what mischief I’ll get up to. Maybe I’ll take a nap. Maybe I’ll work on genealogy. Maybe I’ll write. Such wildness on my part I know. This is just another Sunday though and thankfully I think it will be a quiet one.