Tuesday, October 10, 2006

In Sickness and In Health

Of all days, today had to be the crazy we’re-all-gonna-die day on the Danforth line.

I went to bed at 8pm last night. You’d think such a move would allow me to wake up refreshed. No such luck. Instead, I slept in 45-minute segments, tossing and turning and reaching for the Kleenex box all night long.

I spent the day barely breathing, sneezing often. Work was crazy/busy. Did I mention I couldn’t breathe?

I left after 9 hours. The weatherman (with whom I have a love/hate relationship) warned me earlier that it’s going to rain every day this week after today, so despite my congestion, I headed to the grocery store.

It took me two hours longer than usual to get to Food Basics (cheese is cheap this week and nothing was going to stop me). Apparently, someone left a briefcase on the platform of the Donlands station (my station). Of course, all briefcases are packed with explosives, and so five stations were shut down (two on either side of it), choppers flew overhead, and shuttle buses tries to shuffle 7000 commuters through Greektown. Yeah, it sucked.

By the time I got to the grocery store, it was dark and cold and the food was all picked over. I bought too much for my weak little arms to slug all the way home (I’m sick, remember?), but I pretended to be a trooper and managed to not make too many faces as the bags cut into my hands.

I know this sounds whiny. And I hate sounding whiny. And I really did have a pretty great weekend. I just didn’t sleep much, and now I’m suffering the consequences of the lack of zzz’s.

So here’s what I’m thankful for (in no order and by no means conclusive):

  • Fresh produce in my fridge
  • An awesome family (immediate and extended)
  • Hayrides
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Stephanie letting me sleep on her floor (the basement is evil)
  • Dinner at the adult table (finally!)
  • A full workday
  • Slippers and hot tea
  • Sunshine at an outdoor wedding
  • My scarf and gloves at an outdoor wedding
  • Late-night conversations when I should be sleeping
  • Walks in the woods with my grandparents
  • Discounted Lego
  • Decongestant

I’m off to bed now. If I can sleep. I’m also thankful for my bed. And my Bible. And Jesus. And I happen to be very thankful for that time at the end of the day that I spend sitting in bed, reading my Bible and talking to Jesus. It’s a pretty great combo. I suggest you all try it.

1 comment:

~drea said...

Bring on the list of thankfulness. I guess I posted mine a little early, but it certainly did help me get outta my whiny funk. Sorry to hear your sick :S Just think of it as your immune system kicking some serious a-- or butt I mean. :) Feel better soon.