Weekly Gratitude List

This is earlier than it would usually be as I’m home sick. I came home from work early yesterday sounding like something from The Grudge and have spent most of my time hiding in my office watching Doctor Who and Youtube videos.

What I want to be doing is cleaning; for some reason, when I’m sick all I want to do is clean (I learnt my lesson when I had the flu about four years ago; I ended up being sick for about three months because instead of resting I kept cleaning).

Mess just irritates me way more than it usually would when I can’t (shouldn’t) do anything about it – does anybody else get that? My doctor said that she gets the urge to clean when sick too.

Being sick aside, this past week has been pretty awesome. Here are some things that have made me smile.

Bright Lights On Winter Nights:
On Friday we walked along the waterfront to have a look at the Lux Wellington Night Lights Festival with friends.

Catching up with family:
It was my nephews 5th birthday on Thursday and so he came over to our apartment for dinner with my sister. It was great catching up with them because we hardly see each other and it awesome to see the smile on his face when he opened his birthday presents (one of the presents I bought was a Captain America backpack from the Disney Store when we were in Canada). On Saturday I got to see my niece; she is the cutest baby ever!

What would a ‘things that have happened this week that are totally awesome‘ post be without mentioning food?! I may be eating less and eating healthier than I used to, but great food is still great food. On Saturday we went to La Boca Loca for lunch, and I had a pork taco and ceviche. On Sunday we made some vegan/gluten free pizza bases using the Bunner’s cookbook  and holy shit that was the best pizza base I’ve ever had.

Now that that’s out of the way, I think I’m going to curl up in a chair, drink some tea and watch Easy A and maybe take a nap.

The Mad Bad Flu

I had my doctor’s appointment this afternoon, it turns out that the ‘slight‘ fever I had was 37.5 degrees celsius (99.5 fahrenheit), and not only do I have the #madbadflu, I also have a throat infection – which I have been given some penicillin for.

And while it sucks being sick: My throat hurts like a bitch, I am bored out of my mind, I will be missing my nephew’s first birthday because I don’t want to risk him getting sick again (I feel like such a bad aunty, but the last time he had the flu it was pretty bad: they though he had pneumonia and he was rushed to hospital); and I could quite possibly kill Phillip if we are forced to spend any more time together – there have been some slices of awesome:

  • Being able to sleep – I usually have a hard time getting to sleep, and when I finally fall asleep I’m not really asleep. I’m usually  half asleep/awake-ish, and I keep moving around, talking and waking up throughout the night. Being sick has meant that ALL I want to do/can do is sleep which has been brilliant!
  • Online TV/movies – As I said in my Things I Love Thursday post I have almost watched all of season 5 of Ghost Whisperer (I think I have about four shows left), and have caught up on some Family Guy episodes. I have also rented some movies from the iTunes store… God I love vege-ing out.
  • My mum -She’s awesome! She picked me up from the doctor’s office and drove me home (home is less than a 5 minutes walk away), and gave me some soup for dinner which she had made for Phillip and I as we were supposed to be going around to her house for dinner tonight. So lovely and wonderful to have people make you dinner when you’re sick! The only downside to seeing her was that she didn’t want to come anywhere near me/touch me because she was shit scared she would get the flu.
  • New reading materials – Even though I haven’t seen the movie I just bought volume 1 of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels and I am really excited to start reading it.

Aside from the downsides/upsides of being sick, I have also found out there are quite a lot of things that I need to remember when I’m sick:

  • Just because I don’t feel hot doesn’t mean I’m not running a fever/temperature.
  • Keeping up my fluid intake is VERY important (my lips are chapped and it’s gross).
  • Make sure you get the rest you need (I wanted to go to work yesterday/today because I have felt bad taking time off (I now have a throat infection, going to work today probably wouldn’t have been the best idea!).
  • And most importantly, if you’re home sick with your partner please try your best not to annoy the shit out of each other!!