Well, I just lost a week.
On this, one of the busiest weeks of the year, being the week "after the chagim," I did NOTHING but sleep and watch really bad TV.
I did not even enjoy the rest!
Besides feeling yucky, my muscles hurt so badly, I felt like someone beat me up with a bat! Sleep was my only escape, but the pain kept waking me up. My regular pain killers did not relieve the muscle pain.
Even the TV was not such an effective distraction. I wanted to watch funny things (laughing makes you feel better) but everything was either scary, depressing or just BAD.
I love having a TV in my bedroom, for when I am sick or too tired to get out of bed. I really want to hook up a DVD, so I can watch what I want, instead of the junk on TV.
We even have the DVD, I am just too technologically challenged to hook it up.
Moshe can do it, but he has been too busy (working, picking up all the other loose ends, being sick himself, you get the idea...) to get around to it.
My laptop is supposed to play DVDs, but I can't get that to work either. (Not to mention it overheats and then crashes.... but I hope to get a new one soon.)
It is so frustrating!!
All this technology, and I just lay there bored out of my mind!!
I did not even feel like talking on the phone with friends. I still have not gotten my voice back and I just don't feel like talking! That is how you know I am really sick!!
And, obviously, I had no strength even to blog!
Anyway, I am feeling a bit better today, but still not that great.
Don't get too worried about me. My mood will pick up as soon as I start feeling better.
Meanwhile, we have cancelled our Shabbat plans - no guests and no going out. I would not want to infect anyone else!
It will be an in-Shabbat for us.
And my eldest, the only one who has not yet gotten the flu, will be wearing a mask!
I learned my lesson the hard way.
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
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