I looked down at my to-do list. In between the muscle aches, pulsing head and coughing spells, I had still managed to craft a plan for my productive day.
I blew my nose for the 20th time and wrote item five on the list. “Deep clean the upholstery in my car”.
That’s when it hit me. I was sick. Really sick. I had not gone to work, because I had a fever. I started laughing. It was funny that I thought deep cleaning my car was the best way to heal. The laughing made me cough which didn’t feel so funny.
Even when I’m ill, I guess I’m a little bit of an overachiever. I did the hard thing and threw my list away. I then wrote a new list. It only had four items on it.
1. Throw yourself down on the couch and watch movies.
2. Don’t put your makeup on or do your hair.
3. Drink a bunch of water.
4. Call Mom for sympathy.
The picture is the proof. I really did just plop down on a coach and relax without any makeup or fancy hairdo all day. My mother was great at the sympathy.