I'm sick. It's just starting, but I already feel it coming. Nothing major yet. Just achy, stuffy nose, exhausted. For a while I felt sick to my stomach. Nothing sounded better than a cup of soup. So I went out in search of dinner. We had our "Holiday" program tonight at school and I didn't want to come home in between the school day and the program because I wouldn't want to go back. So I drove around and searched for a place that would give me soup. Oh, and the sandwich I was craving as well. So I stopped at IHOP. I haven't been there in years, but it sounded good. Of course, they'd run out of soup. As I looked at the menu, the pancakes looked awfully good, so I settled on those. They went down easily enough and filled my stomach...until I got back to school for the program and my stomach started to pitch a fit. Nothing major, mind you, but uncomfortable enough to remind myself that I'm sick. I need lots of rest, lots of fluids and plain/bland foods until I'm 100%. Which better be by the weekend because I'm flying into some snowy, cold areas. I don't need pneumonia or bronchitis or the flu for Christmas.
Still Christmas shopping, still got the check engine light on (but no symptoms), still not reading (except bad essays), and still no writing. Come on Thursday. Hurry up and get here already! Once our staff development is over, I'll be free! (Free to finish my Christmas shopping, wait out this cold, take the car to the mechanics, pack my winter clothes for the trip up north.) Just 2 1/2 days with the kids to go! I can handle it!
For now, though, I'm going to bed.