Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sick as the proverbial ...

A day off today as I've finally succumbed to the evil demands of the cold I've been developing, sigh. Having managed a grand total of 4 hours' sleep on Sunday night and a gloriously indecent one hour last night, I probably ruddy well deserve a day off. I gave up even trying to sleep at around midnight yesterday and got up and began to do a stream of endless puzzles in the living room instead. Couldn't be arsed to turn the TV on really. My one hour's sleep finally overtook me on the sofa at around 5am. Frankly it was delicious.

So today, I called in sick and have been dousing myself with the usual Lemsip, Lucozade and Echinaforce combo. Oh, plus honey and a Vick's vapour rub steam bath. And yet more puzzles. Might try another steam bath later - Lordy but it's good to be able to breathe, you know. I've also watched my video of the totally wonderful Galaxy Quest, which is just such a great film and never fails to cheer me up, and I've had a nap, hurrah. Don't want to overdo it though - I'm hoping for sleep tonight after all ...

All in all therefore, I'd make an excellent Lydia Languish - I haven't even had the energy to think about Hallsfoot's Battle, let alone bring it up on screen at all. Simon, Annyeke and the rest of the merry gang will have to hold their own by themselves for a while, I think. I'm good for nothing more tonight than TV, whimpering and wondering if I ought to get round to eating anything at all. Because, my dears, my appetite has packed up and headed south for the winter. If you see it wandering around looking lost, please point it in the right direction and send it back. I imagine I'll need it someday.

Most of all, I'm bloody determined to get better before bloody Thursday!!

Today's nice things:

1. Puzzles
2. That hour of longed-for sleep
3. Napping.
4. Galaxy Quest
5. TV.

Anne Brooke
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Nik Perring said...

Get well soon!

N x

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, Nik!



Jilly said...

I find zinc helps as well.

Anne Brooke said...

Ooh, I must remember that - thanks, Jilly!


Lover of Books, Films and Good Coffee Shops Everywhere! said...

Oh dear, this cold is working it's way around the family - Peter seems to be well on the mend this evening so hopefully yours will pass quickly too.

Anne Brooke said...

Good to hear! I always like to be well enough to go into hospital, tee hee!



litlove said...

Poor you! Do hope you feel much better soon.

Litlove xx

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, LL - am feeling better today, thank goodness - and packing for tomorrow now!