Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A myriad of things

I intended to write a nice, long, hopefully funny post yesterday concerning the dangers of binging on roasted brussels sprouts. I was going to do it at lunch, put I let a student use my computer instead. I was going to do it during a prep, but I did actual work instead. Then the sneezing hit.

I sneezed for almost 40 minutes straight. Not little dainty sneezes, but big deadly man sneezes. It got to the point where my nose and throat hurt from the sneezing. Then it passed. At that point, I decided that once I got home for the evening I would try to write a funny post about sneeze addiction.

The school day went on, and once I got home I helped my mother bring my grandmother's cat to her new home. ON the way back home at about 6:30 pm, the sneezing started up again. Not as intense, but certainly painful. Damn. I had no energy to do anything but make core chili and polenta. I considered teaching Reuben how to cook, but his lack of thumbs made that difficult. Oh, and he doesn't speak that much English.

This morning I have a Rudolph-red nose, congested head and throat so raw that it hurts to drink anything, especially coffee. It's not a sore throat but feels more like it's chaffed from all the sneezing. Crap.

On a happier note, I'm still following the core plan and doing well. I am addicted to roasted brussels sprouts, which is fine because I can't think of one person in history who ever got fat from eating too many spouts...unless they were au gratan. I'm still going nuts with the polenta, but again, it's made from corn meal and water, which I make baked chips out of. I don't think that's a big issue either.

Today is Wednesday so it's second meeting day, provided I survive the day. I've already had 3 people tell me I should have stayed home. So far, this does not reach my criteria for staying home. No fever, no phlegm, no at home pass. I've brought lysol and purell with me today for the students to use so they don't get what I have. We'll see how it goes. I am going to avoid the school nurse for the remainder of the day.


totegirl said...

Huh? What? You don't think 2 separate sneezing "incidents" qualifies for stay-at-home day-time-tv pampering? I would have jumped on that shit superquick!

Reuben needs to start pulling his weight around there. If he wants his blankie pulled over him as he lounges on his bed, he needs to learn to cook some core chili, dangit! Tough love, Alanna, tough love.

I'm so happy you are rocking the core. I'm trying to not beat myself up anymore, which always leads to an "aw screw it" attitude. I want to avoid that! Anyway, my screw ups now are so tame compared to how I used to eat!

I hope you feel better soon and that your throat don't hurt no more, dig?

Darth Julie said...

"So far, this does not reach my criteria for staying home. No fever, no phlegm, no at home pass."

Your criteria are more stringent than mine. 'Project Runway marathon,' anyone?