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renniekins
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I still have a cold, but I'm feeling better today. I think that (hopefully) yesterday was the worst of it, and I'm on the road to recovery. Yesterday I felt pretty crappy. My throat hurt something awful, and I just felt a great weariness and ick that weighed me down whenever I tried to move. Isn't being sick fun?

Fortunately it was my Friday off, so I could spend it moping around in my jammies. So I did! I watched some old movies, I drank a lot of tea, and I read. In the afternoon E came by and made us some chicken and rice soup, which was much appreciated. The soup made my throat feel better for awhile, but then I decided ice cream would help even more. So we went to Baskin Robbins, my first and only venture outside of the house. 'twas yummy, and it did feel good on my throat.

Today I feel much more human! The classic combination of tea, soup, ice cream, and rest must have done their job. My throat is still quite hurty, but I have some energy and motivation again. Hopefully it'll last all day, because I have stuff I want to get done!

In other news, I found light-up shoes in my size last week. They weren't "perfect", but I've been wanting light-up shoes for around 2 years. They are hard to find in big-kids' sizes! After much internal debate, I went ahead and bought them. I haven't worn them out yet though, because I'm still uncertain.... maybe I'll wear them today.
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anderale From: anderale Date: February 19th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you're feeling a bit better. :)

I'd totally wear those shoes out, maybe try them at the grocery store first. It seems people go in their pajamas, curlers and everything else, so you might not feel so odd there. :) I didn't even realize you could find them in big kid sizes!!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 20th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I found them in the "young men" shoe section in Kmart. So I really did mean big kid, not adult.... Size 5.5 in boys' apparently equates to around 6.5 in women's!
nishar From: nishar Date: February 19th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Get well soon Rennie! And I wish I could see you in those shoes. Those things are pretty neat.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 19th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
light-up shoes = mercury switches = hazardous waste so be careful how you dispose of them.
homeless_one From: homeless_one Date: February 19th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

ConFusion

A number of folks who went to ConFusion are complaining of similar symptoms in their journals. I think three or four weeks is awful long gestation for germs, but you might want to ask around anyway.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 20th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: ConFusion

It's Michigan. It's February. Everyone's either sick, getting over something, or coming down with something. (;
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 21st, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Categories

I'm trying to keep myself in category 2! I'm more-or-less there. (:

Actually I think it's the changes in temperature that really throw off my immune system, so too much travel between warm and cold climates would probably just make me get sick more often... Or who knows, maybe I'd get used to it instead.
homeless_one From: homeless_one Date: February 21st, 2005 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Categories

Category #1: Sick
Category #2: Getting over
Category #3: Coming down

1. Try to keep yourself in category 2
2. Stock up on chicken soup

It was 54 degrees when I got off the plane in Atlanta this afternoon. I want all you folks in Detroit to know that I am thinking of you!

It is good to be homeless!
creepyboi From: creepyboi Date: February 20th, 2005 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)
you so need to wear those shoes
to vicious pink!!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 21st, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I probably will...right now they are glarinly white, so it might blind folks at VP!
atdt1991 From: atdt1991 Date: February 21st, 2005 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Hi rennie, good luck on beating that? Katester has it too, coincidence?

Hey, have you ever visited Kate at work? I'm trying to discover whether there are any photos of her workplace (or her in her workplace) that I might gank for my documentary. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 21st, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've visited Kate at work, but I haven't in ages actually. I'm sure there are photos out there somewhere though.

I noticed that Kate, Deb, and I all came down with something last week, so I wouldn't be surprised if we either got it from one another or picked it up at the same place! Annoying, whatever it is though -- happily I think I'm through the worst of it. (:
atdt1991 From: atdt1991 Date: February 22nd, 2005 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
*cheers* good to hear :) I also have all the photos I need, more or less. :) Almost done!
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