You guys, I thought I was in the clear. I thought I was going to make it. I was so close!
I even followed my own advice on how to stay healthy during cold and flu season!
But alas….it seems the crud has finally caught up with me. UGH.
And, the really awesome part of it is I still have to do everything around the house because I’m the only one here. hooray. Anybody want to volunteer to bring me some soup? Or some spicy Thai food? Or even bbq from the joint across the street? Anyone? Bueller?
So, rather than wallow in my own self-pity, which is obviously the easiest thing to do, I thought I would try to come up with some things that are actually fun when you’re sick. Because, why not? Besides, it’s not like my social and fitness schedules are so full that I don’t have the time.
I rarely ever take naps! Unless you call dozing in the chair in the evenings a nap, and then I apparently nap pretty frequently. I, however, call it “resting my eyes.” *tomato to-mah-to*
Anyhooo…naps! All the naps! Naps in the chair. Naps on the couch. Naps in bed. NAPS!
2. BINGE-WATCHING TELEVISION SHOWS
I don’t know about you but when I’m sick, I catch waaayyyy up on all my true crime shows and Cops and Locked Up and Jail, etc. I also watch a ton of Intervention, Drugs, Inc., and The First 48. I may or may not also watch Real Housewives of Orange County. #dontjudgeme
3. WEAR SWEATPANTS AND HOODIES … ALL DAY LONG
Because, obviously you have to get some semblance of dressed so you can go out to the mailbox later. Duh. Unless you have flannel jammie pants and then you can just throw a hoodie on with those. Being sick is all about being warm and comfy, amiright?
You know what would be even more awesome? A Snuggie. #justsayin
4. YOU HAVE TIME TO READ A BOOK
Look, sometimes, you just get tired of watching television. And sometimes, you wake up from a nap. What are you going to do? Get up and do laundry? Mow the lawn?
Well, I probably would because that’s how I roll but ….
Since you’re camped out on the couch, in bed, or in your favorite chair, might as well pick up a book! You know you have a stack on your nightstand or end table that’s just waiting to be read. Doooo it.
5. HOT TODDYS (or is it Toddies? Hmmmm)
Generally, when you’re sick, you should abstain from alcohol. It’s just better for you. Or so they say. Whoever they are. I don’t see anything wrong with a glass or two of chardonnay with your chicken noodle soup. But, apparently, if you’re running a fever, it means you are probably dehydrated and it seems that alcohol doesn’t properly rehydrate you. Whatever.
But you can have a hot toddy!
Herbal tea (decaf, please), honey, lemon, cinnamon stick, and a shot of bourbon. Do I have to wait until I’m sick to have one?
(Okay, in all seriousness, if you’re sick, you should stay away from alcohol. Your body is busy fighting whatever toxins are trying to take over and alcohol, however tasty, only takes away from that. A hot toddy might help you sleep, which could be exactly what you need, but ultimately, it’s not going to help you get better. If you have one (I don’t blame you), you should definitely sip it and limit yourself to one and go way heavy on the water along with it.)