Nov 16, 2010
Not the kind of "day off" I had in mind!
I didn't post yesterday because I didn't want to be a whiner! Yes, I was SICK! After dinner Sunday evening I started to feel a little "off". Sure enough, by 8:30 p.m. I was completely overwhelmed by it. Classic flu symptoms, muscle aches, chills. I was under 2 down comforters and then I started shivering, badly, like teeth chattering and felt like I was having convulsions. I checked the thermostat, it was 74º inside so I took my temperature... 95.6!! I ended up taking Nyquil and woke up with only the feeling of being beaten with a baseball bat, but no fever or chills, just tiredness. Strange, but apparently either my flu vaccine 2 weeks ago had some cross protection with another strain, or this was truly a 24 hour flu. (Most people say 24 hr flu to refer to something that isn't the flu at all, but a stomach bug.) No G.I. symptoms whatsover, so I'm thankful for that! I let myself rest most of the day yesterday, just to make sure, but today was completely back in the game, got errands done, car washed and waxed, and was able to check on the garden before the rain started this afternoon. Still not much going on out there.
Thought you might enjoy this:
After a horrible morning trying to get the kids out the door to school while I was so sick, I admitted defeat when they got home and laid on the couch and let them fix their own dinners!
The menu? Peanut butter & honey sandwiches, applesauce and Halloween candy LOL!
One night won't kill them, right?
I am happy to report that not only am I feeling much better, but I was able to get some retail therapy in the form of buffalo check plaid at the fabric store! I came up with the perfect beginner project for this time of year - gift bags for my socks!
Now I need to find the time for that, but at least I have my supplies.
Looks like I should have made that chicken a day earlier, than I would have been able to make the chicken soup the day before I got sick, needless to say, it went into the freezer until I could deal with it and I had canned soup instead :)