I came down with a nasty cold yesterday – the kind of cold where you always need to have a tissue on hand because at any second, liquid snot will just start pouring out of your nose. I mean pouring – like water pouring out of a faucet. All the moisture from my nose vacated, so during the night I had to get up and put a moist washcloth over it to protect the fragile, exposed cartilage. I need some mucus back up in there.
I went to work this morning because my nose seemed better and because at our office we have Paid Time Off (PTO) which means we don’t get sick days. We just get days to use for whatever. I, of course, have all of mine allocated to fun stuff like Benny & Nate visits, trips and what not. But I had to break down and use some of my precious time today. I took a brief 10-minute stroll with a co-worker this morning, and when I got back to my chair, the aches set in – all in my legs, my hands, my head. In the span of 10 minutes I went from feeling poorly to feeling horrible. So home I went.
After a nappy-poo I watched the first Firefly episode, then I tried to read The Dispossessed. It’s a great book, but my fever-addled brain could make no sense of the words on the page, so I put it down and watched Good Will Hunting.
There is nothing like laying around all day, doing nothing, and then watching a movie about a genius to make one feel inadequate and as if one is not living up to one’s full potential. I’m not sure it was the best movie to watch in my state.
But tomorrow is another day. Hopefully I will be feeling better and will be able to accomplish something of use.