Yesterday i wasn't feeling all that great, and i didn't do as much to get ready to go down the hill (mostly laundry) but i still had every intention of going. It didn't occur to me to stay home. In fact, if it had occurred to me, there are a couple of other items at the grocery i would have bought. But this morning i woke up and it was plain that going down the hill would not be a good idea at all.
The sore throat has turned into a deep chest cough and i just feel yuck. I've never had pneumonia, just over and over severe bronchitis, but i've a fear (now that i'm older) of developing pneumonia and i just don't want to take a chance. So Duane went alone.
I don't want to cancel my clients for this week. But would they want to be worked on even if i were able? I doubt it. And, it would be awful to be sick at my ILs for three days and not be able to come home.
I'm not terribly sick. I don't usually get terribly sick these days. I think it is a combo of good food, good supplements, and taking care of myself as soon as i do think i'm getting sick. It is kind of hard for me to do that last one. I remember being a teen and having my dad tell me i "coddled" myself too hard and didn't push. Of course, he didn't understand that i had Chronic Fatigue - no one even knew what it was then. But it has been difficult for me to get over that disparagement and the feeling that i was being lazy. However, i have learned how bad it can be when i don't give way to being sick.
I'm hoping i can do a few things around the house, anyway. But i've been in bed all day today. I got up around 1 to get myself something to eat and was surprised at how weak i felt. Today is simply a rest day.
So, for this last day of November: I am grateful that i was able to post most days. I'm grateful that i have the kind of job that i can rest when ill, (even tho i hate to disappoint my clients). I'm thankful that i get to stay home to recuperate. I'm thankful that my home is Sugarbear! I'm thankful that the cats have been snuggle-ly. I'm thankful that i have food in the house to eat. Most of all, i'm so thankful for each of you who come here to read my words, and to you who leave me encouragement! God's blessings on you!
I'm going to be starting a new blog, soon. It is simply a list of recipes i want to share. I think it will all be gluten free, and most of it vegetarian (but not all, Duane still eats meat and i still eat some fish). I wanted to share my recipe for the GF crust i used for the cheesecake instead of a graham cracker crust. I think it came out good. I miss shortbread cookies, and will probably make some in the next couple of weeks. I've already got some stuff started on this blog, one recipe posted, but i'm not going to make it public for a couple of days yet.