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Monday, October 21, 2013

Defrosting

Quitting sugar did not go quite as well as expected. I got infected with some kind of Donkey flu and my body was to weak to fight the cravings. In all seriousness though, I have been sick all week and it has sucked. My dad had been here the weekend that I was coming down with it. I hope I didn't infect him too. So when my body wanted sugar I gave in to it. Oh well, tomorrow is the start of a new week.

Yesterday was the first day I felt back to my normal self and then I dropped a heavy tray on my big toe at work. I am not a pussy but this did bring a tear to my eye. I survived the rest of my shift and my toe was ok until I took a bath. The heat must have upset it and I spent the rest of the night holding an icepack on it. Fortunately, a good night's rest done the trick and I didn't have to hobble around all day.

So now I'm fighting fit and have energy aplenty. It's probably just the normal level of energy but in comparison to how I felt all last week I feel amazing. I recall the bout of swine flu I had a few years ago (I call it swine flu because I immediately felt sick after eating a Pear Pickin' Porky). There's nothing like being sick to make you appreciate your good health.

When my immune system's down everything goes down. I have noticed, over the years, that I can very easily slip into a depressed state of mind when I'm sick. I find it hard to accept that sickness leaves you exhausted and I feel guilty about not being able to do the things I normally can. I also feel guilty for smoking and feel that I am not justified in feeling sorry for myself as I have, in some way, brought it on myself. Poor Ziggy had a quiet week as well. I felt bad for having no energy to play with him but he humoured me by snoozing when I did. Which was a lot. We did take him for a walk round Portglenone Forest on Thursday evening. It was one of those crisp, cool Autumn evenings. We sat by the pier watching the stillness of the water meet the stillness of the sky. Ziggy decided to counteract the stillness of the evening by barking at and chasing the joggers who went by. On the drive home the moon was so full it looked like you could just pluck it from the sky. Friday it rained all day.

Today is a pisser of a day too but I have the task of defrosting the freezer which should keep me amused for an hour or two. One of these days I'll do something really exciting. I'm getting to the stage where I know I can drive and I wish all the formalities were behind me so I could take Ziggy on an adventure. That's what I'll daydream about when I'm deforsting the freezer.




11 comments:

Rob Z Tobor said...

I thought you had given up smoking . . . . smoking is not so good for you. I would be inclined to keep eating sugar and not smoke that way you will live a long life but will not be able to smile at folk because you will not have any teeth.

Glad to see you are over the donkey flu? just defrosting the freezer to go.....

Nelly said...

I've got more energy this week too after last week's bout of Knee Flu. I call it Knee Flu because that is what hurt the most. On Saturday I decided I was going to eat better food. More fruit, no hydrogenated fats or white bread. I feel better already. And, coincidentally, I cleaned under the fridge. Nothing dead underneath it but it was still gross. I feel great knowing that tiny patch of floor under there is pristine clean.

hootchinhannah said...

I'm always quitting things. And then I quit quitting and feel like a quitter. One of these days I'll quit everything.

Your poor knee mum. Healthy diet is a step in the right direction though. Defrosting the freezer was very cathartic.

Nelly said...

Tonight I am dosing myself with organic rhubarb wine, the
KD Special and an episode of Homeland. Do you know that the Misses will be trick or treating us on the 31st? I'll need to stock up on Freddos and Haribo.

hootchinhannah said...

Yes, you better get the treats in or the wee rascals will be tricking us. I can't wait to see them.

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