I rarely get sick. But when I do, it hits me hard.
Sunday afternoon, while joining my friend Ashley to a visit to The Chihuly Collection, I suddenly started feeling “off”.
I was going to call in sick on Monday, but then remembered an important department meeting so decided to brave the work day. I lasted until 1 p.m.
So Tuesday was a sick day. I slept in. I ate comfort food. Jon was my nurse. We watched The Walking Dead.
Anyone who knows me well knows that I do not like any movie, book, etc. that has to do with vampires, werewolves, zombies, wizards, etc. I’ve only read one Harry Potter book and you couldn’t convince me to see Twilight if my life depended on it. I don’t know what it is…I’m just not into it.
In saying that, I LOVE The Walking Dead. It’s a great, well done show. The acting is kind of eh at times and Jon and I make fun of some certain characters wide-eyed faces, but the storyline is fantastic. The effects are very real and not corny at all. The characters are well-formed and there’s lots of action that keeps you guessing.
Jon and I also just finished watching all the seasons of Breaking Bad (another phenomenal show). Both don’t start-up again until March, which makes me groan with anticipation!
Because of my sickness I had to miss an Eckerd Alumni Holiday Party 😦
It’s funny though, how being sick reminds you to slow down. I’m a gogogo type of person. I love being busy so it’s hard for me to reserve quiet time. Last weekend was no different.
Saturday after a CrossFit session, Jon, Maddie and I headed to the Saturday Morning Market.
Egg, cheese and bacon croissant from Le Creperie…delish! Best croissant I’ve had in a LONG time.
This little girl was so good…mostly because we kept giving her bites of deliciousness.
After hours of Christmas shopping with my mom, Jon made butternut squash ravioli with a brown butter sage sauce.
And then we were off to Studio@620 for Spec Performance: Second, which was a great showcase of dance performance. I was there for Articulate, so check back later this week for the blog on that.
Sunday I got up again for CrossFit, Jon and I went to get dim sum and Boba.
I met up with Ashley and we went to Chihuly since she had gotten two free tickets. We’d both been there before, but it was nice to visit again. Such amazing pieces. Later that night Jon, my mom and I went to see Santaland Diaries at American Stage, which was very entertaining. Again, check Articulate later in the week for that blog 🙂
As fun as the weekend was, I’m sure all of that running around wasn’t exactly good for me. I was even just on the phone with my mom telling her I was going to go workout tonight and she talked me out of it. She said that’s how I got sick in the first place…getting up too early and running around all day. Mother knows best right?
While I hate to give up another workout this week I know she’s right. I still need to take it easy until I’m fully better. No sense in pushing it.
Especially, since this weekend is another busy weekend! Color Run, a Champagne and Cookies party, a photo shoot, some friends in town…fun, fun, fun!
What do you think is too much in terms of a busy day? Do you leave quiet time for yourself each day?