I am currently on my couch nursing something not so fun. Sinus pressure/pain, slight earache, headache, slight fever. Fun times! I was lucky enough to evade all illness for the entire fall and winter (check out this post for tactics on how I didn’t get sick). I almost evaded this one except that I accidentally used my husband’s toothbrush while he was sick last week. I’m sure the look of horror on my face when I pulled the toothbrush out of my mouth only to discover it wasn’t mine was priceless.
I was able to evade it for a few days, it seemed to go away, and then came back with a vengeance yesterday. So I decided that given the fever and the fact that this was still lingering almost a week later, I was best off staying home and taking it easy. Plus, when you work at a healthcare facility, you shouldn’t go in with a fever (especially when you work at a cancer center). I could easily get someone with a weak immune system very ill.
I often crave eggs and toast when I’m sick so I compromised and made this for lunch.
I was finally able to finish the second, 950-page, small-type Game of Thrones book (A Clash of Kings) this morning before my hunger drove me from bed. I was hoping to get to the fourth book by the time season four aired, but the third book is even longer, so I don’t think that’s going to happen. Oh, well.
Since I watched American Hustle this morning (I thought it was just okay and way too long), I decided I should try to get something out of the day, so I’m now checking out some documentaries on my Netflix list. First up: National Geographic’s The Human Family Tree. You know one of the things I find most fascinating (not that this is news)? All people on Earth share 99.9% of their genetics. We only vary by 0.01%! So you and I nearly 100% the same! #yesimanerd
I should get back to the show so I can share some more nerdy facts with you on Friday! 😉 I’ll be drinking some freshly-brewed French press (to help with the headache), my friend Emergen-C, and choking down some generic Mucinex and Tylenol Sinus.
Questions: Do you have any tricks for staying healthy when everyone around you is sick? What do you crave when you’re sick? Have you seen any good movies lately?