Cardigan: c/o Territory Ahead; Tunic: c/o Joules (on sale!); Leggings: c/o No Nonsense; Boots: Freebird
Ben and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend in the Columbia Gorge (more on that later this week), despite my bad luck in getting the flu on Thursday. I spent most of Thursday denying it, all of Friday with a fever, half of Saturday trying to figure out what we'd do with our non-refundable hotel room, the second half of Saturday giving in and heading out to the Gorge, and Sunday exhausted and blowing my nose non-stop. Now it's back to work and I'm not one iota better than I was Thursday through Sunday. Go figure.
I happen to have an allergy to Tylenol (weird, I know), so I am allergic to almost all cold and flu medicines like Nyquil and Dayquil. I don't have any concept of what it's like to dope up during a sickness and be able to act like a normal human during the day and sleep well at night. In part, I think it helps me take all the downtime I actually need to heal and doesn't mask any symptoms, but it also forces me to endure the full force of a virus. In today's case? I'm cursing my allergy as I need to get up and into work (we're swamped) instead of sitting here on the couch with tissue wrapped around my face like a mummy, whimpering for Ben to refill my tea.
I always forget how awesome you feel when you feel... well. It's something we all take for granted on a daily basis. Waking up and being able to breathe? Not something we think about every morning. Spending a night fast asleep without coughing uncontrollably? Never enters my mind. I find that, despite the awful aspects of getting the flu, the silver lining is definitely that it reminds me of my health. Our bodies are pretty fantastic specimens - demonstrated by the non-fantastic specimen they become when they're sick (running hot, leaking, staggering around, not thinking clearly, sleeping constantly).
Hope you're all staying healthy this cold and flu season! This one's a doozy and I 100% do not recommend it.