Saturday, December 29, 2007

Reasons I Love Being Sick

NONE, dang it!

I have now been sick for the last twelve days, and I'm sick of being sick! That said, I am recovering, and starting to feel like there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

Yesterday I even went to the grocery store (out of necessity, NOT a fun trip).

And now Terry, my sweet Hunny Bunny is into day six of the same malady, so he will be out of commission for probably another week. What a drag.

But this post isn't just to moan and groan (well, maybe it is a little bit . . .)

Being sick (and starting to feel better) makes me think about a lot of things I generally take for granted.

At the top of this list is the gift of good health that we generally enjoy.

Also I'm so thankful that I am no longer working.

For years I would get something like this and have to deal with the whole question of whether I should call in sick or stay home. This was always a horrible dilemma. If you call in sick, you put an extra burden on those you work with, and risk them thinking you're faking it. On the other hand, if you go in, you risk infecting everyone and that's not a good thing either.

Now that I'm retired, when I get sick like this, I can just lie back and feel crappy till I get well.

This may not seem like a huge deal, but for thirty seven years I worked in a small office. I can't begin to tell you what a relief it is to just be allowed to be sick with no mental hassles about work.

Another thing I am thankful for is living in such a small space. You know what a mess you make when you're sick? Meds, kleenex, magazines and whatever all over the place, it doesn't take long for your space to turn into a complete sty. In Cholula, no matter how bad it gets, we can always make it habitable in just a few minutes.

And this might be a good time to mention my new kitchen towels! After two years of using various "cute" kitchen towels, I finally broke down and bought some plain white flour sack type kitchen towels. No wonder these things have been around forever! They are THE most absorbent, cheap, lightweight towels I've ever used. They are just a pleasure to use. They make cleaning up the dishes a snap. Not really being sick related, but they do make my life easier, and I'm trying to be positive here!

So this is my sick post. Although it's been a drag, I still have things to be thankful for!

Life is good (and will be even better when we're both well and can get back to taking pictures . . .)


photowannabe said...

Hey you sympathy to both of you...been there and done that....ugh.
Get well soon. Don't push it. and looking forward to the further adventures of Kate and Terry.

Jonna said...

Is this the kind of sick where you can rub Vicks on yourself and drink lots of Nyquil? I do love that kind of sick. Well, mainly I love drinking Nyquil whenever I wake up and just sleeping for days on end...with some trash novels and jello in between.

When I was working, I always hated wasting sick days being sick. I needed them for my mental health days and unofficial vacations!

Get well soon, but not tooo soon, you got to work it a little bit ;)