The laundry can wait.

I guess it was bound to happen.

I got caught by the Fun Police. My punishment? The flu.

Yesterday was spent in sweatpants and slippers, my hair tied in an unbrushed knot (not hot). I shuffled around the house, wearing my favorite throw blanket like a cape, toting a box of tissues. Cholula played shadow, instinctively knowing that I needed extra snuzzles, keeping my place warm when I got out of bed and spending her day lying around like Mama.

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The faithful kettle stayed steamy all day, constantly ready to pour another cup of tea. There were mid-day movies and closed window shades and a few dirty looks in the direction of any rogue sunbeams…because it’s so much easier to be sick on an icky day.

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I’m not good at being sick. I feel bad asking someone else to do things for me. I don’t even really LIKE tea. I see that big pile of laundry that needs folding and feel guilty. We’ll see how today goes- 13 hours of sleep must have some healing effect, right?

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When you feel under the weather, it’s harder to be grateful. It has to be intentional. I do have an excuse to watch chick flicks and catch up on old magazines. I also love my slippers. I guess I’m starting to enjoy tea a little more (at least the Red Zinger and Honey Vanilla Chamomile kinds). I have the World’s Most Comfortable Couch to camp out on. Plus, with an extra warm blanket (shaped like a Cholula) and a handsome savior bringing me tea and medicine (shaped like a husband), I have to feel like a lucky girl.

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Even during the sick parts.

14 replies »

  1. Puppy cuddles are the best when you’re not feeling well! If you don’t like tea (I’m not a big fan myself), try Good Earth’s Sweet & Spicy. It is absolutely delcious and has been called “Christmas in a cup” by several of my co-workers. Feel better soon!

  2. Ahhh I know the feeling all too well. The flu is seriously making its rounds this year! The good news, you’ll be back up and running within the next few days. Take it easy, Amber, and get lots of rest! 🙂

    • I’m not sure it’s the true flu. I’m already feeling better, but there was a fever involved that first day for sure! Now it’s a fun head and throat extravaganza. I’m lucky to be able to stay in my robe if I need to. I just get a bit stir crazy!

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