Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Sick Day: Schedule of Events

6:30 a.m.: Wake up with sore throat, ears exploding, nose running
6:31 a.m.: Decide not to go to work
6:35 a.m.: Tell Mr. Geeky you're not going to work.
6:45 a.m.: Hobble downstairs, make coffee, take various medications
6:50 a.m.: Back into bed, with new bed rest with heat and massage action plus cupholder and reading light (Mother's Day gift)
6:51 a.m.: Begin blogging, reading mostly
7:30 a.m.: Wake up Geeky Boy, help him get breakfast
7:40 a.m.: Back to blogging, with occasional breaks to check on progress toward door.
8:11 a.m. : Write fascinating blog post about being sick
8:12 a.m.: More blog reading and actual commenting.
8:30 a.m.: Send email to people who will care that I'm gone.
9:00 a.m.: Shower
9:20 a.m.: Watch tivoed This Week with G.S. while folding clothes (lots of pauses to put new loads in, take clothes out; about 3 loads were folded)
10:00 a.m: Watch tivoed Reliable Sources while continuing to fold.
10:15 a.m.: Finish load of clothes, get bored with show.
10:16 a.m.: Read two chapters of CSS book.
11:00 a.m.: Check email, answer a few, more blogging.
12:00 p.m.: Lunch and more laundry folding.
1:10 p.m.: Take a bath and read Dilbert.
2:00 p.m.: Call neighbor to see if she can retrieve the boy after track practice.
2:05 p.m.: Throw in another load of clothes.
2:10 p.m.: Read two more chapters of CSS book.
3:15 p.m.: More blogging.

Which brings me to now. I am amazingly down to only one or two loads of laundry left for the day. I'm not even halfway through the book though. My plan for the rest of the day is to watch bad tv while folding clothes, hope that the kid shows up, order pizza for dinner, watch tivoed Amazing Race with family. Not a bad sick day altogether. Throat still feels yucky and I think I'm going to have to go in tomorrow, which sucks. We'll see how it goes.