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29 August 2008 @ 12:28 am
In non-Leochi celebrating news ...  
Woke up a bit late this morning, staggered into the bathroom feeling quite horrible. It was 8am. At 8.30am I had managed to wee, wash my hands and brush my teeth in the correct order and without mishaps, but that was all and I  had a fairly clear idea that  anything more complicated than that would probably be beyond me. I called into work and went back to bed. And woke up at 5pm. The cats were sitting on J's pillow quietly looking at me, with mildly worried expressions ("If she never wakes up, who will feed us when the man is playing internet spaceships?")

Since then, I have had two naps.

This whole sickness thing is not funny. I think I have not had enough sunlight this winter and need more Vitamin D in my diet. Though I eat loads of eggs and vegies. Still, some sunning tomorrow, and a giant garlic sandwich.

I have friends coming to stay tomorrow night, I will warn them and let them decide whether or not they wish to risk the plague.

Actually, have a spot more leochi celebration, go and check out her Snape tarot card here. It's beautiful!
Bryoneybryoneybrynn on August 28th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Booo. I'm sorry you are still so sick. You need a SAD lamp - you know, they have full spectrum light that simulates sunshine? I have two - the old fasioned kind and the new fancy LED kind. Hmmm, do they even sell artificial sunshine machines in Australia?

I hope that your napping helps. You should train your cats to bring you kleenex and juise and things. Maybe J could tie mini-kegs of juice around their necks so when they are monitoring your aliveness, you could get a drink?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 28th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
But B, I live in Australia, there's LOADS of sunshine, I just miss out on it too often ...

I want to slap people who go to work and to classes with flu, though. Every day I can't work costs me about $300 because I am only paid when I am there. Those bastards go in because they don't want to use up their sick leave. I hates them.

The cats would work out how to turn the taps then run around making puddles to play in. They are weird.
Meredyth: Draco's Not Impressedmeredyth_13 on August 29th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
Oh, I second that HATE. I think it should be unlawful for people to use public transport, work or venture into public places when actively ill. *waves wand*

The number of rancidly diseased people who have sat next to me, or opposite me, on the tram in recent days is frightening.

*smites them all*
beatnikspinster on August 28th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
God, that sucks. I hope you feel better soon. Do you have zinc lozenges? They really do help take the edge off a cold.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 28th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
I do, and they have at least helped the old throat. Alas, it's an old-fashioned dose of actual influenza, with the attendant aches and lethargy. Boo and hiss, I say! I would like to get properly well so that I can have a chance of fighting off sickness, but it's just one thing after another!
beatnikspinster on August 28th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
*sends you hugs and chocolate*

I'm so sorry, Brampton. Flus are the devil. :(
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 28th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Cheers, dear. At least I am basically healthy underneath all the mank, so it shouldn't last too long.
Bubbaabsynthedrinker on August 28th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
Yes do warn them about the plague and don't forget to mention the garlic sandwich you are about to consume as well.

I hope you feel better soon!

blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 28th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHA! Good point! Though he's a farmer and she's a young mother, so they're used to appalling smells ;-)
this mundane stuff called lifewinnett on August 28th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hope you feel better. Sucks to be so mucky. And yes, you don't want the kitties to starve... You have duties!
painless_jpainless_j on August 28th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oh my, so sorry to hear you're unwell! Have some rest and get better soon!
uminohikariuminohikari on August 28th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
Fresh garlic is the best thing for colds! After being forced to eat them since childhood, I can now eat a clove in two bites..
Bubbaabsynthedrinker on August 28th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
That is just frightening!

trichinopoly ash: sirius: with harryaldehyde on August 28th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
awwwh you're still sick! *hugs* i don't eat any healthy things and i have a weak immune system so i'm sick too often and for too long, so i kinda know how it feels.

hope you have fun with your friends tomorrow and get better soon!
spark_of_chaosspark_of_chaos on August 28th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, sweety! :hugs you tight and wraps you in fluffy blanket:

The thing with the damned flu is that, while a fairly common and minor disease, it does leave you completely and utterly ran over by a freight train. Are you running a fever? Are you taking vit C? And personal experience speaking, curling around a warm, mildly worried for you cat does wonders to the health state.

I keep forgetting it's actually winter someplaces in the world. :thoughtful: How are your winters? Harsh ot mild? :suddenly curious:

Feel better soon! ♥
pingridpingrid on August 28th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Oh noes! Boo, hiss to the flu. *scares it off with rattling, noisemaking things* Seems like you winter is much like my last; there was just no respite with each new illness coming on top of the last. Completely draining. I hope it lets up for you soon so that you get your full strength back for your raid on visit to Europe - with any luck, you'll need it. :D
drgaellon on August 29th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
Garlic sammich? I love garlic but... this does not sound appealing. Did you get your flu shot? In your part of the world, vaccination season is April to August...
Jaeenchanted_jae on August 29th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you're so sickly, but the part about the cats was so spot-on, it made me laugh!
(Anonymous) on August 29th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
I'm making sad face for you, honey. :(

You need some of C's awesome garlic oven baked chunky fries (potato and sweet potato) - they will not only kill any germs within olfactory distance, but they taste great too.

I give you great credit for offering your friends the choice. I always feel awful when friends get sick and we have stuff planned, because with my immune system, I want to say 'hey, I love/like you, but I really don't need your germs' - and that feels like crap.

Are you sure the cats weren't simply wondering about the best way to smother you in your sleep, so they could feast on your fresh remains? I'm sure that's what mine would do. ;)

Wishing you well thoughts, honey.
Meredythmeredyth_13 on August 29th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
ps. that was me, but LJ fails.
Silhouette in a Window Framecelerywench on August 29th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
aww sickness sucsk D; i hope you feel better soon~