Monday, February 25, 2008

Don't Think

Every once in a while, the universe takes time out of its busy day to look down and say, "Hey, Sheepie!  We don't pay you to think!"

Sometimes I need the reminder.  I have a tendency to believe that I have a clue and the universe is justified in stepping in every now and again.  

For example, I thought that I was grumpy and out of sorts today because it was the first day back at school after a week's vacation.  I know I'm supposed to be all grateful for the ample vacation time I get.  And I am.  I really, really am.  But the first Monday back is always kind of a slap in the face.

I thought that I was running late today because it was the first Monday and that I was having trouble remembering my routine.  Sometimes I can't even get out of my own way.  I swear to you, there are days, I can't believe they let me own property or vote...

I thought that the pain I felt in my ear the other day was due to my traipsing around the beach Friday morning in the below-freezing breezes.  Sometimes the cold gives me an earache.  

I thought that my not being particularly interested in much of anything that was going on at my teaching job was due to that whole Monday thing I mentioned before and because I was forced to deal with the some of the fallout from the unfortunate student incident which occurred the day before we all scattered for vacation.

I thought that the aching in my fingers yesterday was due to my having started and ripped umpty-gajillion different sock patterns for the better part of a Sunday.



I finally settled on the Lacy Mock Cable Socks.  I rather like them...


I thought that my utter dread of the next snow storm, bearing down upon us for a Tuesday afternoon arrival, was due to the sinus pain all the changes in pressure is causing me.  

I thought that maybe I was just all Seasonally Affected and that I needed a dose of spring.  But, the warm temperatures today didn't seem to be making me feel any better about anything.

I thought a lot of things.  I do that sometimes.  But, you know...there is another possibility here. It could be (and I'm just tossing this one out there) that my inability to focus, the pain in my noggin area, my aching joints and my utter disregard for the employment which pays the bills is due to the slight fever I am currently sporting.  

It's just a thought.  I don't generally run high fevers.  In fact, my usual body temperature is somewhere between "Hugging An Iceberg" and "Dead."  Even a low fever tends to make its presence known.  It could be that I was over-thinking all that other stuff.  The universe might just have a point.

However, I certainly hope the universe also has some sort of plan for me to recover quickly.  Not to get too caught up in the logistics of it all, but I think I may have little to no time for sickness right now.  I think that the timing is bad.  I think the universe needs to send me some chicken soup and a decongestant and that it needs to be quick about it.

It's just a thought.  (Stupid universe...)

SA


14 comments:

mehitabel said...

Well, I'll send you some virtual chicken soup since it's a little too far to send the real thing! I've been fighting a low-grade "thing" for a couple of weeks now which seems to be abating, just in time for the whole-house ripup!

trek said...

Sheesh, you've got the same thing up there that we've got down here. I'm tellin' ya, these here Internets are the vector of contagion.

Feel better quickly.

Army_Wifey08 said...

by the way I should mention that Jackson is jealous of all the "Widdle" stuff and has insisted that i learn how to knit so I can make him sweet socks. I mentioned that he'll only need socks until December, and then the only socks he will be wearing are army issued for 400 days.

Beth said...

Nice sock choice! I hope you feel better soon.

Denise said...

Oh dear, I hope you feel better quick!

kmkat said...

But think how a fever could give you the opportunity to extend that vacation for another week. ::evil grin::

Lynne said...

I'm sending you Sydney sunshine [its' 27C - 80F here] but I hope it arrives without the high humidity [80%+].

Get well soon

Julie said...

There's a lot of yuck going around; I hope you feel better real soon!

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

ugh, don't you just wish winter was over?

Karen said...

Oh no! Feel better quickly.
Lovely sock by the way.

Alwen said...

Sorry to hear that. I was just thinking the other night that this had been a very cold-free winter. Now the air pressure is rising and my ears hurt.

Darn that thinking, anyway!

Cursing Mama said...

I think that the Manischewitz Matzo Ball & Soup Mix contains restorative properties only surpassed by Matzo Ball & Chicken soup available at an authentic deli. Not even my mothers soup does a better job of healing....

Donna Lee said...

The universe is conspiring. I left work early because I was having flu like symptoms. I keep hoping I will wake up tomorow and feel fit and fine but I'm not holding my breath. Low grade fever, horrendous sinuses, queasy stomach, shaky hands and teary eyes. Nothing aches yet so maybe it's just a small thing, please.

Yarnhog said...

Unfortunately, the universe doesn't care what you think, and sick is sick, no matter how inconvenient. I prescribe a day off, in bed, with knitting and chicken soup. Oh, wait. I'm a knitter, not a doctor. Still, the chicken soup thing couldn't hurt.