I am sick. and this is the second time in, I think, the past couple of months. This rarely happens...that I get sick TWICE in one winter season. I blame it on my laziness. My immune system is usually going strong b/c I TRY to take care of myself. But I have been lazy and not working out and my body is not as strong as it usually is. Last time, I guzzled DayQuil and slept for a day. This time I had to go to work, and have decided to try to get better naturally. One woman at work says a bowl of hot water with some cider vinegar helps if you breath it in...clears the sinuses, I guess. It seems to work for awhile, but only when it's really hot. Another co-worker today gave me 3 Elderberry pills. I took one, forgot 3 hours later to take the next one, and just remembered now that I was supposed to take the 3 one a half hour ago...hold on...
okay...I guess we'll see?
At any rate, it was NOT a good day to be sick. I wanted SO BADLY to call in this morning. I have never called in to work, sick. I have gone home early, but have never once said, 'i just can't make it.'
Well, this morning, on top of being sick, I had unplowed roads from the little snowstorm we had last night. Schools closed early this morning while I was on the road to work. After making it out of my neighborhood, I saw that the roads had not been plowed yet! Well, they had, but only one half...and not the half I had to drive on! So, I decided that I would not put my life in danger for work. I had done that so many times in the past, and it's just not worth it! I turned around to go home, only to see, coming toward me...the town plow. Damn! I called in, asked if anyone else was coming to work, and said that I would be late.
I ended up only being a couple minutes late. Upon arrival I informed the guy in charge for the morning that I was not feeling well...and he said he could tell. Later I joked, when he hesitated to give me a project to work on, that I could just go home. He told me I could, and said it would be fine, but I said, 'I can't...I have my review, I have the cheese tasting, and (since the other cheese girl didn't brave the snow to come in) I had to do the cheese order.' He offered to do the tasting for me, if I wanted to just give him my notes (which was a rare show of compassion for this guy), but I said I'd tough it out. You see, I also had a lunch date with my sister and dad, so going home early wouldn't make any sense anyway.
So, it's been a long day. When I got home at 2, I shoveled my little spot at the end of the circle driveway...and the front porch...and the back porch...at which point I wondered why I had a husband. He is of the 'there's never enough snow to have to shovel' school, and so I have never seen him shovel. It's a good workout, though, so I only mind when I have to do it at 3 in the morning...and it's been awhile since I've had to do that!
Anyway, my review went well...they still like me, I guess. People seemed to enjoy the Brie and thanked me for only putting out 4 cheeses instead of every kind we have. I actually forgot to put one out! oops...
And, I was able to get the order done in about an hour (my goal!!).
I was out the door at 12:10 and that's just because I HAD to buy milk, and so had to stand in line. Lunch was nice, too. I ate every last bite of my two Harvest grain 'n' nut pancakes, two eggs, 3 pieces of bacon (hey...she gave me an extra piece of bacon!!) and hash browns. Also two cups of coffee, and a glass of chocolate milk. And that was after my little cup of yogurt at my 8:30 break. I also had 3 chocolate chip cookies when I got home...I have GOT to stop making chocolate chip cookies when I'm cold, bored, and alone!! :)
I should also stop blogging when I'm sick since it seems to make me ramble...although, I guess I have that tendency most days anyway. Put me in a room of people, though, and I don't say a word!!