cold, head ache, health, hot lemon and honey, hot tea, hot water bottle, miscellaneous, random, sick-day, staying home
When I woke up this morning my body was not very happy. A headache, sore throat and a bit of a temperature. Of course by boss was not impressed when I called in sick today. But the idea of standing in front of students and talking all day just made me curl up in bed, my throat throbbing and a cough tickling my tonsils.
So I decided the better idea was to stay put for the day and battle teaching again tomorrow. Once I had given myself permission to submit to being unwell, funnily enough I felt much better. Staying in my PJs and cuddling a hot-water bottle I have spent the morning reading, sleeping and sipping hot tea.
Now with my head-ache dissipating and the day turning into evening I feel much better and have started preparing my classes for tomorrow. But while I was typing I started thing about how people use to “convalesce” at home or away when they felt unwell.
In Jane Austen’s books and in Downton Abbey times it seems as if the women and men of a certain era thought it completely normal to take time out from everyday live and relax. to just give in to those little niggling pains and colds for a bit and de-stress. So while I can’t jump on a boat and travel to Bath or the Swiss Alps, a day in my Pjs feels like a good substitute.
As my hot-water bottle needs a refill, as does my cup of hot lemon and honey, I’ll pull up my wooly socks and stagger into the kitchen. And I believe I even have some soup in the fridge, the universal cure for the common cold.
Tin Roof Press said:
well only the idel rich 🙂 i doubt the working people had any such luxuries in downton days
I know so am pretending I have silver spoon in my mouth
Tin Roof Press said:
I hope you feel better! You did the right thing. It’s those who go out and about when they are sick who pass along so much of it! We all need to follow your example more often.
I’m home sick today as well! We have a TV commercial here where there’s a sick woman in bed and she says, I woke up sick and wanted to text my boss that I am in bed with a cold but ended up texting i’m in bed with a clown – stupid auto correct!
lol … no clown here but sending you a happy get well from dublin
thank you and you too!
Feel better soon ..Diane
Fast to health! Congrats on giving yourself permission to recover. ….and you were doing them a favor. 8). Sounds like a win-win.