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Today marked day two of staying home from work sick.  I've had enough already.

On a brighter topic, stay tuned tomorrow for an announcement.  I'll give you a hint, it's about a topic Mother Nature has decided she is going to stop at all costs and she's firing a warning shot with Nemo.


Jun. 19th, 2012 08:16 am
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I woke up in the middle of the note shivering badly and burning up.  I must have spent a long time with my muscles clenched because this morning I hurt everywhere.  It's painful to sit still and hurts worse to move.  I wish I could have afforded to stay home.  I have a feeling today will suck pretty badly.

Sick day

May. 16th, 2012 07:23 pm
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Today was just awful.  Except to send an email to work letting them know I was going to be out sick, I was in bed until the phone woke me up at 5:30 this afternoon.  Two days back to work from vacaton and I'm already sick of it.  And after sleeping all day I'm ready to just fall back into bed.  Ugh.


Dec. 5th, 2008 06:13 am
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I woke up at 2:30 this morning.  My head was all stuffed up.  The left side was sort of puffy and my upper teeth on that side were hurting.  I couldn't clear it by blowing my nose and I tossed and turned for a long time.  I can tell I was disturbing Monique's sleep, so about 3:00 I got up and went in another room and just sat there hoping that being in a vertical position would help the natural clearing of my sinuses.  While it helped a little, it didn't clear it and I could tell going back to bed wasn't going to help. 

I decided to sit at my PC for a bit, but even that light keyboard clicking was bothering Monique so I decided to try a hot shower, figuring maybe the steam would help clear my sinuses, which it did a little.  After the shower and shave (except for the upper lip because it's raw from too many kleenex and I sure as shit wasn't taking a razor to it), I decided to just go to work.

I've been here since 5:30.  It's going to be a long day.
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It's been over a week since I posted.  You'd think I'd post more during a vacation or at least on coming back, but life had other plans for me.  Between sickness, family Thanksgiving and no internet connectivity in the condo units, It just wasn't to be.  Once Monique's family started coming in Tuesday night, that ended forays up to the main building to connect.  Monique frowns on such anti-social behavior so I decided to skip adding to the drama of a family gathering by even making the attempt.

We spent Thanksgiving in Williamsburg, VA.  We have a timeshare down there and we used some of our banked swap time to pick up more units so that each family could have their own place to stay for the 3 1/2 days were together.  Unfortunately, ours was the master hang-out unit, so there really was no escape from the mob.  In the long run, it wasn't too bad because letting everyone else escape kept the stress relatively low.  There were a few moments, but not nearly as many as I anticipated and I actually had some very cool conversations with my niece Melanie.  She's always been very quiet and non-communicative.  I think college has done her a lot of good.

I found this brochure for a Crystal Concert in historic Williamsburg and talked people into going to see it.  It was only $10 a person and most everyone wanted to see the historic part of Williamsburg anyway, so it worked out.  This was really cool.  It was a program by a guy who plays the crystal armonica, crystal handbells, a glass violin and this french instrument that's made of glass that looks like a xylophone called a baschet.  Everyone in the family loved it, so I was pleased that I managed to pull off a successful family activity.  If you want to see some of these amazing instruments, check out http://www.crystalconcert.com/photo_gallery.htm

The drive home Saturday was pretty brutal.  It took us 11 hours.  I did all the driving so Monique could keep an eye on Elijah.  We took him on the ride home so Amy and Chris could get ahead.  They were going all the way up to NH for the Sunday football game.  Unfortunately, even though they had an hour head start on us, because of traffic and alternate routes and us meeting up with them in NJ (we caught up), we ended up getting home before them.

And to make matters worse, both Monique and I caught colds while on vacation, so that added to the general stress and fatigue.  I actually ended up being quite sick Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to the point that I've missed two days work this week.  So I guess I'd better get to it because being out for a week and a half isn't going to make the rest of this week any easier.

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