Out of the bedroom – into the light
It’s been almost a week now – I finally came out of the bedroom this morning, on wobbly legs. Found my way to the couch, and plonked down on it.
That’s when I took in my surroundings – blinking like a cave dweller seeing things in the light for the first time in a while.
I had clearly been blocking out the kitchen during my pathetic visits to grab ice and liquids.
Something had to be done.
So I got off the couch – and did it.
Kitchen is now clean, and I’d managed to work up a sweat getting it that way.
Bathing was in order.
I’m still sick.
When I get hit – I get hit hard.
Pink eye, strep throat, fever and now a headache that’s been clinging on for 3 straight days … I’ve used up all my ‘vacation’ time. Although, let’s face it, I wasn’t headed off to the Bahamas anytime soon.
I didn’t realize I could sleep SO much and still be tired!
During cleaning the kitchen, I noticed lack of provisions and proceeded to make a list for the men of the house. There’s no way I’m going out in public.
Also, I don’t trust myself to drive yet – or make it an entire lap around a grocery store, unless I get to sit in one of those little cars.
But daylight still hurts – so I’ll stick to the shade of my cave and focus on getting better.
I have three days to do so and to find my smile, my energy, my motivation and bring them all back to work, germ free.
I can do this!