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A weekend on my couch
While not entirely healthy yet, I am much less ill than I was. That counts for something...yay! Also, the two softball games I'd been expecting to have to play tonight in the torrential rain have been rescheduled, so that's also good news.

I had a very quiet weekend. I left work early on thursday afternoon, came home, and set up semi-permanent residence on my couch. I surrounded myself with flavored water, pillows, blankies, and kleenex. At one point, I even brought my teddy bear down to join me. My cats came and went. One would curl up with me, but then my coughing would frighten it away. After a little while its peanut-sized brain would forget the trauma, and it would climb up again. Between the 3 cats this kept me relatively cat-comforted, although never for long periods of time.

After over 24 hours of solid couch-time, including a lonely and rather mopey thursday night, I grew weary of my solitude. When C and I spoke on friday, I enticingly invited him into my germ-filled residence. Much to my pleased surprise, he agreed, even bringing with him some wonderful matzo-ball soup and sandwiches! The soup and some movie-watching company were both very welcome.

Saturday and sunday I continued my couch vigil through the morning and early afternoons, but not the whole days. Saturday afternoon I went dance-shoe-shopping with my hip hop partner. That evening she somehow talked me into hitting a club and and going dancing! I wasn't so sure if I was up to it, but I did like the idea of getting out. A hefty dose of Dayquil and a pocket full of cough drops helped me last much longer than I'd expected; I ended up having a really great time.

Sunday I was very worn out again. I slept late into the morning, then I returned to the comfy-couch and took a nice long nap. Unfortunately 4:30pm came all too quickly, and it was time to resume my normally scheduled life and go to synchro practice. It was a good session, and I went out to dinner afterward. At dinner I had more soup, plus I was finally able to resolve my weekend-long chocolate cake craving.

Today I am back at work. I'm glad I don't have to play softball tonight after all. I miss that lovely couch, but at least I will see it again soon. The reunion will be tearful and beautiful, I'm sure.
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anderale From: anderale Date: September 22nd, 2003 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
You craved chocolate while you were sick? That is probably the only time I don't want chocolate, but it's definitely the last thing I want when I am sick. Sounds pretty good right now though!

I'm glad C came to visit, I know you wanted him to take care of you and that was a good compromise.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 23rd, 2003 07:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, weird, huh? Not just any kind of chocolate: I specifically wanted chocolate cake with chocolate icing. I had some ice cream in my fridge which I didn't even touch! (Very weird, since I'm an ice cream addict usually.)

During the first few days of my cold, I didn't really want anything at all to eat, just wasn't hungry. I think it was when I was in the "starting to get better but still feeling really down" phase that I started craving the chocolate cake! I can't explain it; my body's just weird.
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: September 22nd, 2003 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Sounds like you had an eventful weekend. ;) C sounds like an awesome friend to have. I wish my friends did stuff like that for me when I'm sick. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 23rd, 2003 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, he really is a great friend.
guingel From: guingel Date: September 23rd, 2003 04:00 am (UTC) (Link)
glad you're feeling better and hope you make a full recovery soon!

being alone and sick is no fun :( Although, being sick with people isn't that much of a picnic either ;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 23rd, 2003 07:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm definitely a little better each day...yay

Yeah, really being sick isn't much fun, no matter who's around!
thinggtwoo From: thinggtwoo Date: September 25th, 2003 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hope your recovery is complete and long-lasting! :-)

renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 26th, 2003 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I'm doing MUCH better now.
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