Back when I lived in Ottawa, I secretly enjoyed getting sick. (Except for that time I had mono -- yikes!) I had a stressful job and a busy life on top of that. Getting a cold every couple of months gave me the chance to spend a day on the couch, cuddling with my cats and watching movies. Note: If you ever find yourself wishing you'd catch a bad cold in order to get a break, this is a sign that your lifestyle is not healthy!
Now that I am doing shift work, I can't really take time off unless I really can't function, and right now we are short-staffed so a day off is not an option. I'm hoping that an easy morning in bed will convince my body that it's on the mend and can bear to work this afternoon.
So a question for you, readers: What do you like to do when you're sick? What are your favourite guilty pleasures to indulge in, or your favourite foods? It's a bit embarrassing to admit this, but my preferred movies for a sick day are Freaky Friday (the remake with Lindsay Lohan), The Parent Trap (the original Hayley Mills version), and The Cutting Edge ("Toepick!").
|My morning companion|