Today I got the most exercise I've gotten all week, aka did more than take the garbage out. I actually got off the couch and did things in an upright position, like singing the alphabet song. I probably burned a whole 100 calories all day, huge improvement from the lethargy of Monday and Tuesday. I hate being sick.
I liked reading about everyone's views on working when you're sick. Now I feel like a weenie for staying home. To clarify, on days like today, when I'm just feeling under the weather, like today, I went in. Days like Monday when my head was pounding, I was dizzy when I stood up, it took me a half hour to get the energy to walk to the bathroom and I went through half a Costco box of Kleenex before noon, are days I stay home. I'm probably still considered a wuss but that's how I roll.
I finally went to the doctor, and got some fabulous antibiotics for my sinus infection, so its officially back to running tomorrow! I can't wait.
So the super excitement of my day today, other than putting connecting cubes together into groups of ten, and discussing what I would do if I found a lost bear, was before 8am. After yesterday's snow, I had that super thick layer of ice on my windshield. I was using my super powerful arms to scrape it off, when my boot hit an ice patch and I basically flipped backwards and hit my head on the ground.
Naturally, my reaction was to be afraid that I'd have a concussion like Dwight on The Office when he goes to rescue Michael from burning his foot on the foreman grill.
I had planned to get to work early to do, um, work, but instead I used the extra time feeling my head, telling everyone my sob story, and waiting for the school nurse to get there and check my eyes. I tried to make sure I didn't call any of my coworkers by weird names, too. I also hit my elbow and the doctor said to ice it, but giving up the use of my arm means I can't blog or eat, soooo....
Oh, to add to my idiocy of the day, I forgot my debit card when I left for school. I figured I could just stop home before heading to the doctor. But, I forgot I had a meeting after school. I'm in a book club at school for a grad credit that's led by our principal. We are reading a book called "Teach Like a Champion". Not only had I forgotten about the meeting, I had also forgotten to read the chapters, and now I wouldn't have time to go home and had no way to pay my copay.
Moral of the Story - Alyssa is Awesome at Life