Friday, April 27, 2007


Most Tuesdays and Thursdays Chloe's parents work late so I pick up Chloe at the daycare. This past Tuesday was no exception. My wife and I picked her up, took her out for dinner, and then she hung out at our house until her Dad picked her up. When she left I felt unusually tired so I lay on my sofa for a short nap. When I woke up I felt like I had been hit by a ton of bricks and my throat hurt. When sick feelings hit me that quickly it is never a good thing. I struggled through the rest of the evening and couldn't get to bed fast enough. When I woke up on Wednesday morning, I felt like a sword was stuck down my throat so I stayed home from work. As the day went by my throat felt better but I began to notice the symptoms of a cold. I seem to get colds with more frequency these days although I am not sure why. Chloe is a likely suspect, plus every time I go into the day care I am surrounded by kids with runny noses. Most of Wednesday and Thursday I sat in my chair at home, covered with a blanket, watching movies. When I was sleepy, I dozed off. When I was hungry, I ate. When I was thirsty, I drank. Now it is Friday morning and I am still under the influence of the diabolical germs which now inhabit my head and respiratory system. I am still blowing my nose and doing shots of Nyquil. When I am completely well my family and friends will do an intervention and force me into Nyquil rehab. I have been there before. If you drink enough Nyquil you will see visions of your ancestors. At least it is already Friday. When I get through this day I will have to weekend to further recover. Being sick is a drag. Even going to work is better than being sick. Why do we get sick besides the obvious medical reasons? I think it's our bodies sending our mind a message. The message is this. Slow down. Take a break. Stop what you are doing. Rest. Since you have been ignoring my more subtle hints, I am going to give you a illness that will force you to do these things. It won't be enough to really hurt you. It will be just enough to get your attention. Do you hear me now?

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