I thought maybe I was just being a bit of a hypochondriac. That’s typical of me sometimes. My eyes were burning. My energy level felt low. I was achy all over. I figured, maybe, it was just really bad PMS and my fatigue from working so much catching up to me.
But this morning, I awoke to that dreaded heavy feeling in my chest. Oh yes, my first winter cold has come.
Damn you germs!
Being sick is never convenient but with me, I tend to get a cold at the exact time a big holiday hits. Like, in case you weren’t in the know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I’m hosting 5 people at my place- cooking the bird and the mashed potatoes and gravy. I’ve got an apartment to clean, errands to run, music mixes to make, AND I have to be at my sister’s tomorrow morning at 6:00am to take them to the airport.
My boss has been pushing for me to take today off since I’ve been putting in the extra hours and I think I just might have to do that even if there is plenty to be done. I’ll pop in for a couple hours and then head to the store where I will stock up on things like vitamins, juice, tea and kleenex. This cold is NOT going to beat me! I have plans. I have things to do. I have vacation days to enjoy!
Preparing for the worst but expecting the best- wish me luck.
“I asked for the truth, every time/And now the ugly details/Are stuck in my mind /And there’s a premonition/I keep putting off/And the more time passes/The more I get soft/I’m standing up there in a weakened state/And it’s not great/All that time/Did it pass while you were looking back/Waiting?/Often I’m waiting on the one/That maybe won’t come/Waiting/And I’m not saying anything/You think that I forgot/Cuz I’m not saying anything/But I’m thinking a lot…” -Weakened State, Sarah Harmer