Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday

This morning, around 5:00 and after having been awake for a long time, tossing and sweating up the clean sheets I'd just washed *again* after being sick this weekend, I gave up and got up.

It turns out, when your fever drops and you end up with a temp a couple or three degrees low, the symptoms are pretty much exactly like fever. So I decided I'd best treat myself as if I had one - i.e., am contagious - and got out of bed, packed up Penelope, and took my commute extra early in the a.m.

We picked up my laptop. I ran into that one woman who apparently comes into the office at four a.m. to do who knows how many hours worth of walking, and we gave each other a little scare. Pen and I hit the road for home, and today I have given nobody any bugs.

We've gotten a good bit done. Renting some equipment for an event this week at work, updating my boss's travel calendar, a nice swath of housekeeping. For lunch, I had a nap. Not enough to make up for half a night's sleep, but renewing enough for a while.

My temp's still a degree and a half off, but I cannot take any more being sick; I have to go in. Perhaps a hazmat suit. Certainly fair warning to my colleagues.

6 comments:

Lilac Shoshani said...

Diane, I'm so sorry to hear that you were sick this weekend, and that you had such difficult and sleepless nights. I don't know how you've managed to get so much done at work, given your temperature is still a degree and a half off.

The hazmat suit made me smile, but please take good care of yourself. Sending lots of blessings your way to get better ASAP! <3

paullamb said...

The hazmat suit would be a courtesy, yes.

Donnaeve said...

Oh my. I am sorry you've been sick! I've never had a migraine, so I don't know much about them, but a stomach thing AND a fever? Pure misery. Last time I had what I believe was the equivalent of a medieval purging was about 7-8 years ago. I thought I was dying.

Blaine has come down with the cold from hell and I'm hoping I won't get it.

I sure hope you're feeling much more yourself by now!

DLM said...

Donna and Lilac, thank you - I felt pretty great today, and not merely "by comparison" ... !

Paul, funny you stop by - I have you in a Collection post today, with such company as Julie and EMG. Enjoyed your anachronism post (and I kind of love anachronistic art).

The flu I had seems to be the latest thing "going around" and quite evidently was not speaking to this year's flu shot. I am VERY glad it was not more prolonged, and most especially that neither my mom nor stepfather caught the bug. I lost thirteen pounds in a day and a half (mostly due to dehydration, and mostly back, unwelcome as the weight is). Not recommended.

Donnaeve said...

Paul??? Paul Lamble??? My word you're getting about these days. :)

DLM said...

Donna, Paul and I visit one another from time to time. :)

As is this bug - my oldest friend has fallen victim. Boo, hiss.