Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I tried my hardest to avoid it, but I guess chances are, if your spouse gets the flu, it's only a matter of time before you end up with it yourself. Derek and I really didn't do anything this weekend because he wasn't feeling well and I felt like I was coming down with a cold. I was really hoping all it would be is a cold. But yesterday the achy body and fever that lets you know that it's not just a cold, arrived. So today I am home, trying to take it easy.

The biggest bummer of all is that I am working from home, even though I am sick. My company doesn't give sick and vacation days, you just get paid time off (PTO) and I get 16 days a year. So every day that I am sick, is one less day of vacation. And I love vacation. So I will work from home with the flu, to save my precious vacation days.

The good news is my fever is gone and I don't feel so achy. Hopefully by tomorrow I'll be back at work and feeling more like myself. Now all I have to do is figure out how the heck to clear up my sinuses. I cannot breathe through my nose, and it is getting annoying.

I'll be back with something more fun soon! Hope everyone else is staying healthy!


Callie Nicole said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Jenny said...

Hope you feel better! My job is the same way with sick days. We have a bank of hours that we have to use for everything...sick time, vacation, AND holidays. I can't work from home either which means my coworkers & I come in to work sick which isn't a good thing.

Kristin said...

Poor thing! Hope you feel better soon! We were out of town last week, and my sister (who was our house and pet sitter) got the flu right before we left. So she left her germs here at the house, and I got sick last Friday. Didn't get the flu full on (thank goodness) but I've still got some remnants of it. I think it was b/c of all the echinacea, antioxidants, and Zycam I was pumping that I didn't get the whole fever/achy part!

Holly said...


Its gross, but it works for your sinuses! :)

Sandy said...

I'm sad for you that you are sick. I came over to Congratulate you on your win at A Guide to Living Graciously, and now I am following your blog! Hope you get well, soon!

Rowena said...

I'm with Sandy! I do hope you feel better soon. Working while sick, even from home, is not fun. I do it too often myself.