Sunday, October 26, 2008

Letting My Guard Down

Friday signalled the end of first term, leaving me with just a few piles of exams to grade and grades to enter before a week of school-less bliss. However, as is often the case when a high-stress job hits a lull, I immediately came down with a nasty chest cold.

A dizzy spell while I was still at school Friday afternoon alerted me to the fact that I might be feeling poorly. Plans for Friday night were scrapped, as I came home earlier than I wanted to (with papers left to grade) and went directly to bed.

I woke up Saturday morning with a chest full of crud (and a Barry White-esque voice--very sexy). Needless to say, I did little but read, lay about on the sofa, and eat a gallon of soup. This morning, I was feeling better, but decided that one more day of rest would be a good idea, so I sent Monkey off to Omaha by herself. I did finish my grading this morning, but, mostly, today was just a reprise of yesterday, with some vacuuming thrown in.

I'll have to go up to school tomorrow to do some last-minute things. Then, it's off to Oregon for a few days on Tuesday. The weather doesn't look too promising, but it rarely does for that part of the country. I am looking forward to feeling well and enjoying the Pacific Northwest.

I'll try to post tomorrow, but that should be it until November.

3 comments:

Boring Election said...

Weird...we're living in some parallel universe. I took ill myself this weekend (was it the anticipation of a 7 hour t/f kick-off meeting?), and lazed about as a result. And Chris and I are off to Seattle on Wednesday.

Here's to feeling better, followed by fun in the Pacific Northwest. Safe travels.

ATR said...

That is a strange co-inkeedink. I hope you are feeling as good as (or better than) I am today. I am approaching 85%. Not really looking forward to being on a plane tomorrow, but I'll handle it. I'll have a coffee for you, if you'll do the same for me (and some of those little donuts at Pike Place market!)

La Fashionista said...

I'm sick too - though sans the Barry White voice and the vacuuming. Soup, tea, apples, cider, and donuts all seem called for here.

Have a Voodoo Doughnut and some Stumptown for me! Feel better, and have a wonderful trip!

Anon AMVB