Monday, January 07, 2008
Fever Dreams. Blech.
I had a nice, fairly lazy day planned yesterday, never mind that I had a slight, nagging headache by mid-morning. I planned to run a load of laundry, wash my hair, do my nails, read, walk the dog, catch up on my Blogroll, yada-yada. I'd been sneezing quite a bit, had a little congestion, and my head felt stuffy. It was nice and warm out, though, and I planned to make the most of it.
Then, around 2:00 P.M., just after I'd washed my hair, the headache shot up into the red zone and waves of nausea washed over me. There was nothing for it but to lie down 'til it passed, wet hair and all. The nausea finally subsided after half an hour or so, but not so the headache. I ended up sleeping, in between the chills, shivering, and sweating, 'til nearly 6:30. It was a deep sleep, too -- with a wild kaleidoscope of dreams.
By the time I got up (with a wild mass of half-dry hair), the headache was bearable and I was able to get a few things done. If you ask me, though, it was a wasted day. You know what I suspect was going on? My boss came back to work last week with a raging case of the flu that he hadn't been able to shake. He had the sneezing and coughing and wheezing, the headache and, yes, the damned nausea. I still don't feel "right" today, so I'm guessing that's what it is. As long as there's no actual heaving and hurling involved, I can stick it out.
Man, I sure hope you guys had a better Sunday than that.
Headachy or not, TWISTED LINGUISTICS was on the prowl for a few Words Gone Wild to play with.
expection - What you can anticipate doing when you have a cold.
aiding sales per say - Talking people into buying your goods.
she will losse - Maybe, but will she lose any weight?
bordem - What you might as well do to people you don't like.
laught - An amusing draught.