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Monday, 15 April 2013

Sick :-(

This weekend I came down with a nasty cold, probably the worst I've had in a long time.  It was so bad that I had to skip out on a family dinner last night to lounge on the couch.  At least Gil was a sweetheart and made us dinner after a grueling day on call.

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


  1. I have kids, I don't get to enjoy being sick! But when I used to get sick and got to stay in bed I would watch the BBC versions of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Those were the days.

    1. Yeah, I guess I should be thankful that I don't have to take care of kids while I'm sick... I do have to work though and this week has been crazy already. Yesterday we seriously had a man with an EYE PATCH hanging around our lobby!

      The BBC Pride and Prejudice is most definitely my favourite! I'll have to dig it out to watch next week when my husband is out of town. :-)