This has been a frustrating week for me. Weekend was good overall – at least Friday and Saturday, anyway. Then I came down with “crap, I’m sick and getting sicker” Monday, rushing out that morning before work to pick up Zicam swabs, Airborne, some multi-symptom cold meds, etc. Tuesday was bad enough I got sent home early from work. Wednesday I was late, but then was feeling, so I thought, “better” by late afternoon and stuck it out until the end of the day (though, I have to admit, my productivity level Wednesday was way below usual, my mental focus was about as clear as a bale of unginned cotton after being shat upon by Godzilla). Yesterday (Thursday) I was feeling so absolutely miserable yesterday morning I called in sick.
That really stresses me. I’ve used a sick day, in Mid-March. Not even halfway through the year, and 1 of my 2 sick days is gone. Despite (truthfully, probably because of) past issues, I’ve really been working on trying to fix some of my bad habits, and have been doing pretty well. With 2 sick days, I intended to not use one unless I was flat out, down-right unable to physically get myself moving out the door and make it in, or unless I was informed by a doctor that I was a horrific raging source of contagion or something similar. I take my multivitamin everyday, I’ve been working on eating healthier and losing weight (and oh, I tell you, the most tempted I’ve been to break down and eat carb-laden comfort has been while I was sick this week), and being sick, especially with this particular timing that’s costing me so much productive time, has been extremely irritating. What have I gotten done on the apartment this week since I moved in? I’ve got my two desktop computer systems – more or less (no speakers on either yet) – up and running, and the router running. I’ve done a little bit of laundry. I’ve taken one small load of trash out.
That’s pretty much it.
Lots of boxes and bags with stuff strewn haphazardly over the living room and near my closet? Yeah, still there. Practically untouched. Frustrating. Depressing. I should have been spending time this week getting that stuff sorted out. Instead, I’ve been either sitting in a chair like a zombie, or been zonked out in bed trying to let my system hurry the hell up and get back to a state where I can DO things. Today, Friday, is finally the first day this week that I feel almost human again. I’m still clearly sick, lots of stuff wanting to come out of my nose or run down my throat, but I sort of actually feel like someone who’s started to rally and is watching their body fight this thing as a winning battle . . . albeit entirely too slowly in the endgame.
I’m going to go buy a microwave tonight, and hopefully a couple of other little things. I’m going to look at some furniture options again this weekend sometime. I’ve decided I definitely want a different, better computer desk, because the mess of kitchen table and little Wal-mart desk I’ve been using just doesn’t work well for my setup. A couch would also be rather convenient. Oh, and I’ve got a ton of stuff I need to sort out, get put up or away, or get rid of, the sooner the better. I’m tired of the mess ‘o boxes.