Yeah, contrary to popular advice, I'm back at work.
I don't know what it is..
I mean, just ten years ago I would have found any and all excuses to find a reason NOT to come to work..
Now? I'm finding excuses as to why I need to be here, and NOT stay home!
Talk about a severe change of attitude....
I'm not as bad off today as yesterday, though. I loaded myself up on Nyquil, sinus relief, decongestants, and cough syrup.. Not to mention cough drops and the occasional tall cool drink of water.
I think I'll make it through just fine today.
My coworkers? That's another story.
There are some folks here that I wouldn't mind coughing all over, and forcing them to take a few extra days off work just to get them out of my hair for a bit longer.
However, grandma didn't raise her boy to be rude like that, so I politely cover my face when coughing, and excuse myself when needed.
The worst part about being sick like this is that I'm all alone this weekend.
The kids are at their mom's.
My wife is on a "girls weekend" at the local casino.
I'm in an empty house, with a loving pooch, but nothing more.
I can't do the "sick man" trick, and just mope about in the recliner crying about how bad my head hurts, or some such nonsense.
If I'm thirsty, I get my butt up and get a drink. Hungry? Fix something. Tired? Go lay down. Maybe get a blanket and crash where I land.
But there's nobody to talk to.
Yeah, I can talk to the dog, but she doesn't talk back too much, and it gets boring after a while. I like the undivided attention and love I get from her, but sometimes I really wish she'd learn more english than "ride", "treat", "walk", and "outside", you know?
Well, I've got inventory and stuff to get done today, so I'm going to be knees and elbows in serious dirty stuff. Wish me luck, and you all have a great weekend!