That's right. For the last 24 hours I have pretty much been right here, in bed. I left work early yesterday after feeling certain that the scratchy throat I awoke with had more to do with an impending virus rather than the dry air in the house that comes with shutting the windows and turning the heat on. Fortunately, when you work with children, there is no question about whether you are well enough to stay or not. It is always, "Go go go, and don't come back for a good long while, you hear!?" Very wise policy.
So home I went, and home I will stay. Bummer that it is Halloween weekend, if you've followed this blog for a while you know it's a pretty big deal around here. I'm sure Adam and Emily will do just fine mustering up spooky madness without my direction. (Oh, who are we kidding? He is the one that is all about the gore and I am all like "More candles! More candles! What this front porch needs is more pretty candles! And must you pour so much fake blood all over my freshly painted covington blue porch floor?" Yeah... they might be better off without me.
About my symptoms. They are indeed very flu-like in nature. Fever, tightness in chest, terrible cough, body aches that make you crave childbirth instead, sore throat. You know, the whole gamut of seasonal flu symptoms, and yes, you guessed it, the other flu symptoms as well. Hmm... those two lists are so close aren't they?
My breathing is in check, my temp has not gone above 101, and the rest? Well, I guess that all just comes with any flu territory. As long as my breathing and fever remain at a comfortable place, I'll just stay right here and let it ride out. (With of course lots of fluids and rest, Mom! And Adam's chicken soup. The man does not love to be in the kitchen, his place of culinary comfort is outside on the grill. But man, he makes the very best chicken soup, homemade stock and all.)
All of this brings me to a question. I've got my computer here (bedside) and I can stream videos/shows/movies (I'm kind of half watching, half sleeping). Here is what I've watched so far, in part or in whole:
Episode 1, Season 5 Weeds (Streamed from Showtime website. Wasn't in the mood for it, seemed too dark and violent. Was the show that way in the beginning? I thought it would be different.)
Episode 1, Season 1 United States of Tara (Also from Showtime's site. I liked this better, but cried a lot because I wondered if this is at all an accurate portrayal of someone with multiple personality disorder and how hard it must be for the person and the family living it. Plus, I love Toni Collette.)
Episode 1, Season 2 of This American Life (Same site... of course we all love this show. I loved the story in the beginning about the inner city teens riding horses who were "ghettofabulous," I wished that story was longer. And as if we needed another reason to love Johnny Depp, the fact that he stepped in and granted the wish of the man in the second story... well, that made me teary too, as did the love and struggle between Sarah and Mike.)
Okay, so I'm dealing with a little fever induced sensitivity it seems. Can you recommend something for me to watch, maybe something refreshing? We have Netflix too so I can stream anything available from their site that can be instantly watched. I'm going to be here for the weekend it looks like and I don't really have the energy for drawing, knitting or reading... I feel like vegging out in front of a screen and watching a few flicks. Can you help me out?
Many thanks, and I hope you all have a spooky and healthy weekend!