I left work early today; it was mostly my choice. Mom didn’t think I should stay at work when I was feeling sick; I didn’t think so either, but I really can’t afford to be home sick. My part-time gig at the mall doesn’t pay enough for me to be sick and Plaster Designs can’t write me a check…YET! About 4:30 or so Mom called the store to see if I could come home early because of not feeling well and the weather was turning stormy. I agreed that it wasn’t a good idea for me to stay, but I was afraid that going home sick might be a bad thing as I had just a little over or under an hour to go. Finally, I told Mom I’d talk it over with the manager and my co-workers. We all came to the same solution: I’d leave work early.
I arrived home and dropped my belongings there. Then we (Mom and I) made our way to the nearest Wal*Mart Grocer and bought some medicine for me. I have yet to take any because I know it will make me very sleepy and I can’t do that yet. On our way home, the weather turned nasty. I was driving home in some horrible rain (almost as bad as the other time); I was hoping Mom would talk to me. No dice! She clammed up and refused to say anything. I tried prompting her, but it didn’t work. 😦 I called Steven at one point to see if he’d re-park my car in the carport. Again, no dice! He said, the rain and thunder wouldn’t hurt my car. 😦 I decided to try to re-park it later myself. 😐 About 3 intersections away from home, I saw the traffic light was out. Great (read that sarcastically)! I decided to turn off there and make the rest of the way home on the side streets.
Finally got home and the rain let up to a light rain. I eventually got in and started on my evening routine when the lights and power flickered. More fun times (again, sarcastic here)! The cable went out briefly and I had to restart the TV and cable box for Mom. Then I had to answer a few emails. By this time my stomach started to notice I hadn’t eaten dinner yet.
So I just finished dinner about 10 minutes ago; now I’m here typing this entry and trying not to sneeze on my laptop and to stay awake. Still haven’t taken my medicine, but I will before bed. The rain has started up again and I hear rumblings of thunder outside my bedroom window. I haven’t turned on any music or a fan. The music might hurt my head and the fan might make me cold (I can tell I’m sick when I don’t want either of those things on right now).
I hate being sick, especially since my birthday is only 11 days away! 😥 Hopefully I’ll be much better by Thursday, my next workday. Guess, I’d better sign off and try to get some rest. Oh, yes, I forgot! Thank you all for the prayers the other day. They really helped me get through the day (emotionally). Now, if you don’t mind, please pray for me that I feel better soon! 🙂
Love and prayers!