Thursday, February 01, 2007

If it’s not one thing…

Just when I’m congratulating myself on finally having A Day Without Meds, Dan comes down with what appears to be a case of food poisoning. He was up all last night, and consequently I was up most of the night with him.

I went in to the office late today, with only one goal—to review a project with my boss. As it turned out, she never made it in, having been up late the night before, herself. Isn’t that always the way of it with critical projects? The boss makes you feel like the world will fall apart if you don’t finish by a certain day or time, then they themselves don’t keep their appointment to review the result.

Well, at least I did my part.

In the afternoon, I went to a required workshop that nearly put me to sleep. There was nothing wrong with the workshop itself, but it was taught at a beginner level, and the subject is something I have a Master’s degree in. So for me, it was total Snoresville. I had asked my boss why I had to go to this silly thing, and she said that: a) everyone has to go, and b) it’s a good networking opportunity. Right. I’m sure I made a lovely impression as I tried not to nod off or make little panicky noises at the mention of. . . games. Oh, yes. They wanted to turn certain learning experiences into games. Is there anyone who likes these things? Am I the only one who would rather be chased by a chainsaw-wielding maniac than get into small groups and “write a movie script” about our budget, then present to the rest of the class? WTF?

I should’ve stayed home today. What was it Dan ate last night, and can I have some, too?

Tonight Dan is mumbling about needing to go to work tomorrow. I don’t think he’s up for it. He still can’t eat or be far from a bathroom. He’s spends most of the time when he isn’t in the bathroom lying on the sofa. Based on my own experiences with food poisoning, I don't think he’ll be much better tomorrow, but he's not listening.

As for me, I’m on my second day without bronchitis meds and feeling pretty good. I ran a little on Monday, and I’ve been doing all my workouts this week at an aerobic level, only a little slower than before I became ill. It feels weird to sweat, though. Hard to believe I’ve already become so unaccustomed to it. It’ll be interesting to see how my long run goes on Saturday. I don’t yet have a route or distance planned, but it looks like it won’t be raining. Since it’s been feeling like Macondo around here lately, I’m looking forward to seeing the sun!

Recent Workouts
Monday: 30 minute run
Tuesday: rest (worked late)
Wednesday: 35 minute spin
Thursday: 30 minute elliptical

9 comments:

CactusFreek said...

Everybody is sick at the moment!
You shoulda sent the rabbit into work to cover for you. She might have won an award for the best gruop effort? lol

I've only have bad food poisoning once. I was vomiting so frequently that when i drove home from where i was, i was vomiting all over my steering wheel as i was driving along and it was even bothering my driving. The kids were really scared. As soon as i got home, i slept for 2 hours, then when i woke up i was as right as rain. Quite bizzare really....Untill i had to clean out the car :oÞ

I hope you guys re feeling better soon! --'-,-@

CactusFreek said...

Everybody is sick at the moment!
You shoulda sent the rabbit into work to cover for you. She might have won an award for the best gruop effort? lol

I've only have bad food poisoning once. I was vomiting so frequently that when i drove home from where i was, i was vomiting all over my steering wheel as i was driving along and it was even bothering my driving. The kids were really scared. As soon as i got home, i slept for 2 hours, then when i woke up i was as right as rain. Quite bizzare really....Untill i had to clean out the car :oÞ

I hope you guys re feeling better soon! --'-,-@

CactusFreek said...

Oops sorry lol

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Fran said...

I hope you both feel better soon--and that both of you have been able to replace the fluids you've probably been losing!

That movie script thing sounds so juvenile--WTF is right. Steve teaches adult students in a community college, but he's sort of an antiteacher: he treats the adults like adults, whereas the school as a whole and many of the other instructors act like minidictators dictating over their juvenile subjects, their juvenile subjects who are really adults. It's ridiculous.

I think that at a certain age, adults shouldn't be forced to attend "schooling" of any kind. Actually, I don't think most kids should either; it's just worse with adults.

bunnygirl said...

Just to clarify... I was not sick, myself, only exhausted from playing caretaker most of the night.

And yeah, I've been trying to get him to rehydrate, with only partial success.

Fran said...

I meant that you had fluid in your lungs--that fluid can be drawn from other places in various ways.

We very rarely get sick with colds and related problems here, but last year for the first time in years and years, Steve got a respiratory infection and developed fluid in his lungs, which seemed to dehydrate him overall. But he also had a bad fever then too. He had been working much too hard and running around like a maniac. Whenever he does that now, I remind him what happened last year. I was so worried about him then and don't want a repeat.

Take care of you and yours,

Fran

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Please take care of yourself and Dan! Bunny hugs from our little warren to you all.
=:8

From Here to There said...

I'm so sorry that Dan's been sick! It's hard on the whole house isn't it? Glad you are starting to feel better, lack of sleep notwithstanding!

Ah projects and training classes. Such fun!