Sick…tired…but still playing catch-up.
I finally caught the bug that has been going around my family and school. It started out as a sore throat (horrible, painful, can’t swallow without wincing sore throat) that only lasted about 36 hours, but now has moved into my sinuses. I am in much less pain now, but still feel pretty horrible and just plain tired. I took the morning off on Thursday, but could not miss any class, so taught on Thursday night and then went to my leadership workshop after that because my mentees were presenting, and then Friday I had an International Students workshop that I definitely did not want to miss (because I’ve had an influx of international students on the Speech and Debate team and I’d like to continue the trend) and then I had volunteered as a faculty mentor for transfer student orientation for those transferring in for the Spring semester and went to that for a couple of hours last night. So, I basically did not really give myself much of a break for being sick. But, today, I had a number of things planned – a Coffee Connection for women at my church that I had planned to attend and Santa is arriving at the mall today in our town and tonight is a Mom’s Night Out for my mom’s group. I wanted to do all of these things, but figured if I don’t give into my body’s need for a break I will probably end up even more sick than I currently am – and going into Thanksgiving break and only a few weeks left in the semester, I can’t afford an elongated illness. So, I skipped the Coffee Connection this morning (bummed because I was looking forward to meeting some more people at my church) and I am going to lay low for the day and see how I feel for tonight. I am not going to push it though. If I don’t feel considerably better, it will be a day in the house with only my 15 minute bursts of cleaning/organizing here and there and lots of sitting and resting and grading and planning in between.