What Would You Tell Your Best Friend To DoPosted: September 5, 2010
I’ve got a rather nasty cold/upper respiratory tract infection – sore throat, coughing like one thing, head full of gunk, constant headache, aches and pains – in fact I think even my fingernails are hurting. The trouble is, there is never really a good time to get sick. There is a lot on at work getting ready for an event that starts next week and of course the demands of this household are never ending.
But this morning I had to bite the bullet, call in sick and retreat to the bed/recliner for the day. It felt bad doing it because I already had the mental list of things I wanted to get done today and no doubt my memory would have been jogged when I opened up my e-mail and saw even more reminders. But today I needed to let it all go and I asked myself what I would tell one of my best mates to do and then I did it. I slept a lot, watched TV, did a bit of knitting and spent a bit of time on line. I did tidy some things up and empty the dishwasher but I didn’t do washing or heavy cleaning. I kept up with my fluid intake and the salt water spray for my nose. I didn’t wonder if I might need the asthma inhaler – I went and got it out and used it.