Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Under The Weather

It is an overcast and rainy day. I am at home and under the weather. I began getting sick sometime on Saturday. In spite of that, I went to the monastery on Sunday because I was committed to several activities there. By the time I left the monastery I was feeling worse and the drive home seemed much longer than normal. When I finally arrived home, I crashed on my couch for several hours. Since I was just ending a week of vacation it didn't seem right to call in sick on Monday so I forced myself to work on Monday. That was a mistake. I felt terrible all day and ended up leaving early. I have been home ever since. This is a somewhat humbling experience. Just before getting sick I was bragging about how I never get sick and that I couldn't remember the last sick day I had taken from work. Humility arrived on schedule soon after I made these statements. Even though I have a number of medical issues that must be managed, I am blessed with good health most of the time. I manage my issues as best I can (most days), try to walk with my friend Chris three or four times a week during our lunch break, and I usually eat healthier now than I did several years ago. Of course, even the healthiest get taken down occasionally by a germ or virus. The occasional illness makes us more grateful for all the healthy days of our lives when we feel good. It's usually nice when I don't have to work but I would rather be at work feeling good than at home feeling bad. After being on vacation last week and missing two days this week, I am falling behind. Assuming I get back on the horse tomorrow, I will have a very busy Thursday and Friday.

2 comments:

Bryan said...

Sorry to hear you're still under the weather. You're in my prayers.

Tiedyedmystic said...

Thanks, Bryan! I'll be back on the horse tomorrow.
Michael