Friday, April 3, 2009

And this is how the Black Plague spread..

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!

6 comments:

Dana said...

Now you'll know what it's like to be a wife/mother and get sick *gigglesnort*

Jaime said...

feel better. it's not all bad being home alone when you're sick. you can pull the covers up over your head and no one will complain that you're not cooking, cleaning, working, watching the kids, or otherwise planning total world domination. (at least that's how i feel...)

Real Live Lesbian said...

Hope you feel better for the weekend so that you can lie around naked watching sports and eating Cheetos. ;)

Jormengrund said...

Dana: I did plenty of that when I was a divorced dad.. Now that I'm remarried, don't I get do-overs?

Jaime: Yeah, world domination sounds good. I think I'll start by taking over the Nyquil plant, and putting something severely addictive in it.. Soon, nobody will be able to resist me! *insert maniacal evil laugh here* (oh, and a coughing spurt because of my cold)

RLL: I don't "lie around naked" anywhere anymore. I don't want to subject my family (or even strangers!) to that kind of visual punishment... At least I can completely veg out in my overstuffed recliner and snack on goodies while watching the shows I've got on the DVR! House and Bones, time to catch up!

Bee (the one who muses) said...

I would love to have a weekend to myself. My house has a revolving door. Hope you feel better soon!

HLB said...

A day alone at home. I have empty nest syndrom. I would love a house full of kids again. Running fighting playing laughing..Sick or not, I would love to have that back.
Hope you feel better soon.