When I think of getting sick I think of a rainy day, soup, naps, pajamas and books or cooking shows on TV.
That never happens.
I only get sick at the most inopportune times. Like when it’s the only sunny day in the week. Or when there is a parade of workmen coming. Or there is no food in the house.
When I worked, I didn’t always have the luxury of staying home. I would dispense my germs to a wide audience of unsuspecting employees. (What! They have health insurance!)
I don’t have a Mom to make soup. I don’t feel like cooking. Never was fond of canned soups. It doesn’t fit my fantasy of how to enjoy being ill.
There are a few daytime TV shows that are interesting (if you like cooking). I prefer to watch “cooking” than do it. Especially when I’m not feeling well.
Sometimes I make a note to try something. (I can hear you laughing! We both know that won’t happen!)
This week I got sick. I hit all the wrong things. It was the only sunny day predicted this week. I had hoped to start the fall cleanup outside. That didn’t happen.
There were two different sets of workers coming. The first ones were here 2-1/2 hours in the morning. The second one (working on the TV cable which meant there was no TV available) was here for hours. Something about a box not working. The second box didn’t work either. I was sure he was going to get his jammies and toothbrush and move in.
It’s hard to nap with workers wandering around. No pajamas for sure.
It gets more complicated. When I first laid on the bed, two cats joined me. There was a huge cat fight over the prize. (That would be me.) When that was settled I had to move because there is a TV in the bedroom that needed its box looked at. I move to the cat room.
There is a bed in the cat room. The cats sleep on it all the time. That means that it and my sweats are full of cat hair. It’s a cat’s version of a down comforter. Very effective but very hairy.
By the time everyone leaves I’m exhausted. There is no nap, no cooking shows on TV and no soup. Fortunately the beloved husband ordered pizza.