Wednesday, November 10, 2010

snug as a bug

When I was younger, I used to wish for any excuse to stay home from school. I’d secretly hope that I would get sick so that I wouldn’t have to hop on that big, yellow bus yet again. And it’s not like I didn’t like school, I did quite a bit, but there was something so desirable about being able to stay home when you should have been in class, as if being home sick was a rebellious act, as if a sick day was a vacation in disguise. I secretly hoped I would get sick so I could stay home – until it actually happened. Because when you’re home sick, you soon discover it means staying in bed, fighting the flu and missing out on all the fun your healthy friends are having without you.
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I had to stay home from work yesterday because a cold hit me hard and getting through the day at work would have been much worse than catching up on what I’d miss. And it made me think of the times when skipping school seemed so worth a sick day. Now, when I get a cough or a cold or a sore throat like the one that kept me confined to the couch yesterday, I fight hard to get better, to get back to the office, to get back normal so that breathing and swallowing become painless and thoughtless actions. I will admit though, as much as I hate being sick, it doesn’t hurt to take advantage of the good that comes with the bad. Who doesn’t love an excuse to stay in your pj’s all day? I won’t often say no to that! When you’re so used to getting up and getting dressed and going to work, I’ve got to admit that taking a break from the routine is a plus no matter how many boxes of tissues I may go through. And when soup is my staple when I’m sick, getting curled up under a blanket with a nice warm bowl of chicken noodle goes a long way in making me feel better. Even though The Price is Right isn’t the same without Bob Barker, I love being able to watch it as I dream of seeing myself in the Showcase Showdown even though being on TV is the last place I’d want to be seen considering the mess that is me on a sick day. Add to all that a husband who happily runs to the store three, four or five times just for me and makes sure I’m tucked in tight and I start to think I’ll wish for sick days more often (…minus the sick part, please!).

What do you do when you’re home sick? What makes you feel better?

13 comments:

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

Being sick is so sucky. I keep getting colds recently..eugh...
It's great having the boyf look after my though. But the best is snuggling up in the duvet with a hot drink. Simple pleasures for me.

Krystal said...

i secretly still like getting sick even though it's awful. And I don't even have a job...BUT it gives you an excuse to sleep all day :)

Signe said...

I hate being sick but I still think it is kind of nice to stay home under the sheets and papmer myself for a few days :)

Arti said...

So true about the school sick leaves... Didnt we all have the same thinking...
Now we know what sickness is all about...
Its so boring to stay in bed and miss out on normal things!!
Have a great day:) Get well soon:)

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Watch lots of movies and eat lots of comfort food! Get well soon!
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Lily Riani said...

hope you be fine. for me, i sleep sleep sleep... fine, occasionally i do got to toilet but then back to sleep sleep slepe

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

For me it's just sleep and lots of OJ.

stephanie said...

oh when i'm sick i do three things: snuggle with roxy, watch bad tv, drink tea. well maybe some soup thrown in there ;)

hope you're feeling better

Cassidy said...

I'd rather be healthy and going to school than being sick and staying home. Well, it was different in Elementry School because now, in Highschool, when you miss one day, there's so much work to catch up on. When I'm sick, I like to read and watch movies and just surround myself with beauty and art. :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh dear feel better. Tea with lime & honey! I loved when I was sick in school because I could stay home & watch the price is right. I agree its not the same without Bob but it's still fun! I used to watch Bob Ross paint his happy lil trees too. =)

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Shoe Splurge said...

get well soon! and when I get home sick I like to bake!

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Holly Knitlightly said...

Ah! I could have written that first paragraph! (Minus the part about the school bus. My school was only a couple blocks away.)

I hope that you start to feel better soon! I'm glad that you're able to somewhat enjoy yourself, though. :)

Claudia Cifuentes said...

Laverne & Shirley reruns! Is there anything better when sniffling in bed? :)

Hope you're feeling better! xo