Monday, December 17, 2007

I Wanted Soup, So I Ordered Pancakes

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.

9 comments:

tezmilleroz said...

You wanted soup instead of pancakes? Okay, you really are sick, because that was really dim of you ;-)

Have a lovely day! :-)

Bonnie Ferguson said...

(((Lexi)))

TJBrown said...

Get some rest and have a good holiday!
teri

Lexi said...

Thanks, Teri. I'm trying to rest as much as possible. It'll all be easier after tomorrow...or Friday...or Sunday's flights outta here.

Lexi said...

I know, Tez! How dim could I be? :)~

Lexi said...

Thanks, Bonnie. I'm doing everything I can to stop this cold from getting out of hand. So far it seems to be working...

Crystal said...

Ah, IHOP...GOOD food! Hope you get to feeling much better in time to make all your Holiday plans happier and better to get through!

Kelly Boyce said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! Nobody wants to be sick over christmas - ugh!

Lexi said...

Crystal and Kelly, I'm holding the cold off for now!