Friday, August 28, 2009

Brick Wall

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Too much "going" and not enough slowing down.

It started Wednesday, with a scratchy throat. I thought I was just thirsty, so I kept drinking water all day to ease the pain. Yesterday evening, my nose started getting stopped up. I can still smell, I can still taste food and I haven't started coughing, so to me that means I'm still functioning.

Today, I'm just tired. I called my mom this morning and told her my symptoms- I'll be visiting my family this evening for dinner and staying the night while both of my roommates are out of town. Sometimes it's nice to just stay at home- you get rest, food and pity in the same place.

It seems like this always happens. I go and go and go and the minute everything slows down my body decides to relinquish responsibility for my health, citing lack of sleep (too many good books read late into weeknight hours) and too much fun-having (weekend trips, weddings, the lake, etc.) as reasons for slowing me down. Let's not forget that I work full-time in the middle of everything else.

Seems as though I finally hit this season's brick wall.

There's lots of people who spend so much time watching their health, they haven't got time to enjoy it.
-Josh Billings

5 comments:

tootie said...

Agh, I feel for you. It seems like a cold always comes at the worst possible time.

Hope you feel better soon, and hope you get some much-needed relaxation time!

Windy City Kelley's said...

Yuck, feel better soon!

toughtoswallow said...

Awww, I hope you feel better! Get some rest this weekend!!

Andhari said...

ohh noooo I'm sorry that you got sick, I hope you get a lot of rest at home. It's nice to have your family around taking care of you when you're sick.

Bluebelle said...

Aww, feel better soon. I'm sure being home and looked after by your mom will help!