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30 November 2010

Still at home?

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. 



That corgi :) said...

I think it was a good decision to stay home this week! A period of rest I think will be very good for you to hopefully feel a bit better soon! WTG for your faithfulness in posting pretty consistently what you were thankful for!


Anonymous said...

I used to be the type who would go to work even if I had a raging fever just to meet some artificial dateline. I now know that the wise man stays at home and rests cause invariably I get so weak as a result that I am forced to take even more time off to recuperate. Get well and look forward to learning some recipes.

Amrita said...

So sorry hear you are not feeling well. Get well soon, take care .

Rosemary said...

I think you made the absolutely right decision to stay home, you would have only delayed getting back to better health and you might have made a client ill.

I don't understand people who think they are so brave to come in ill and make everyone around them sick when they do need to take care of themselves and get well. Of course, you didn't remember things you needed at the store, you were fighting an infection so you're going to be a bit distracted. I can't wait to see your new blog, I know I'm going to love it.
(BTW, I updated my post to explain who HE

Mali said...

Hope you feel better soon. I figure that if we don't look after ourselves, who will?

I was also given very good advice in my first year at work - "no one is indispensible." I think that applies in all walks of life. Of course, that didn't stop me going to work with dengue fever! But gradually the message set in.

Can't wait for the recipes.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the nice words about my B-a-D project! I'm aaaaallllllmost done with it, it's been a long year :)

Hope your holiday season is full of joy and love!


Organizing Mommy said...

Sometimes being sick is a nice excuse to stay home and enjoy the fireplace and the comforts of home. Hope you feel better soon enough. Blessings to you.