Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #24 - Good things about being sick

As I sit here suffering from what I'll dub the "Canadian" flu, it's always good to look at the bright side of things. Today I hit a high temperature of 103.6°F! Woohoo! (Trust me, I was not saying that at the time...) So here's a list of good things about being sick.
  1. I get out of work. Yippee!
  2. I don't have to tend to the darn kids, hard to do while bedridden. Although that doesn't prevent them from having tantrums on the floor next to my bed.
  3. I don't have to cook.
  4. I can use a laptop in bed.
  5. I can still blog (deliriously) if my temp is under 102°F.
  6. I can eat in bed.
  7. I don't have to shovel snow.
  8. I don't have to do any household chores like cleaning and laundry.
  9. I'll hopefully lose some weight as my appetite is not very good.
  10. I actually get to read the woefully neglected books on my nightstand.
  11. I get to sleep as long as I want (granted, waking up every hour with fits of coughing or the sweats).
  12. I can sleep with a kitty at my feet (always on my side, hmph!).
  13. I will eventually get better!


SandyCarlson said...

You have a healing attitude! Hope you feel better soon.

Milan-zzz said...

Oh stop! the way you put it I'm becoming so envious LOL!
Lovely TT!
(#10 is my favourite of course)

Cheers from Serbia!

Sandee said...

All good reasons, but get well. Being sick gets old really quickly. Have a great TT. :)

Shesawriter said...

Feel better! :-)

Happy TT!

My Thursday Thirteen #3

ellen b. said...

That's a good way to look at being sick. Happy TT to you and I hope you're all better soon..

Nicholas said...

That's the right attitude -- look on the bright side!

Unknown said...

Great Thursday post! Come see mine before everyone drinks it!

My Busy Life said...

The Canadian flu? Thats a new one..... well here's to hoping you feel better real soon *raises a cup of mocha*
I am up too.

Greatfullivin said...

Hope you are feeling much better soon, then you can fake it for two more days and really enjoy everything on your list. Have a great TT.

SJ Reidhead said...

Please come infect me. I want to stay in bed all day!

Get well - but not too quickly.

The Pink Flamingo

Crazy Working Mom said...

I think that I'm trying to come down with something. :(

I've got that itchy feeling in my throat AND my nose is stuffy.

Tisha @ Crazy Working Mom

Anonymous said...

Take it easy and feel better soon!!

Mine's up here!

Natalie said...

I hope you get better soon, but at least you've found a silver lining to being sick. :)

My Thursday Thirteen is up too! :)

Melissa said...

Poor thing. Get better soon! But enjoy your rest while you can.

Rian Fike said...

I love to practice "enjoying everything" including sicknesses.

You have the right idea!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

You makin' it sound waaay too good! Very original TT.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

All of those are very, very true. Good thinking. And get better fast!

Deb said...

There are time when I almost wish I would get (slight) sick, just so I could spend the day in bed... Great list! :)

Candy Minx said...

Sometimes getting sick and under the weather is the only time we allow ourselves to throw out the schedules and let our imagination and sleep guide us. I think it is good for our "mental health" to take breaksa s well as our tired bodies. I enjoyed reading this post.


J. Lynne said...

Ohhh, I hope you feel better! I lost 7lbs in the 5 days I was sick last week so hopefully you will have some of that benefit too.

Happy belated TT.