Well, you know when you get sick? You feel like you got hit with semi truck and want to curl up and die. Solution: drugs – lots of drugs. Tylenol, halls, cold remedies gallore. Been there, done that. So I got sick about a week ago. I thought clearly it would be gone by now. Boy, was I wrong. I felt almost not horrible when I woke up this morning. I still managed to oversleep, but got to where I was headed only a few moments late (no biggy). So, before I left the house I made a fruit and yogurt smoothie (yum!) and popped a few tylenol cold and all my vitamins. So after I finished my classes, I met up with friends for coffee which was well deserved and much needed, and also made me feel better (don’t you just love how friends can do that?). So I finally got home, in time for lunch. So I made lunch ate it, and felt like I could fall asleep. So I curled up in a ball and just rested (I didn’t actually fall asleep, darn). I came to my senses and ran the errands that needed running, entaling about an hour of driving, for less than three minutes total of actual errands. Needless to say, when you’re sick, that’s a pain in the neck. Eventually I headed out to Moose Jaw to coach. When I got there (and two tylenol colds later), I felt a little better. The quiet drive was actually nice, in a way. When I got to class, after some confusion with my new boss about signing this and that, I got to teach, which is obviously my passion. That was so much fun. I felt not sick and not horrible at all, minus the scratchy voice. Isn’t it great how such simple things in life work about a thousand times better than any drug?
So eventually I got home. I layed down on the couch and watched a little bit of tv. I came in to my room and checked email and decided to tidy up a little, as my room is a bit of an, ahem, organized clutter. [Here is where I actually get to my origonal reason for writing the blog]. I started picking up clothes off my bed. One of my favourite time killers is figuring out what to wear and building outfits (I’m starting to actually get the hang of it, finally!), and as of late I’ve been trying to figure out what to wear to my first day of preservice teacher experience in an elementary school. I got my “posting” on Thursday afternoon, but I have been overly excited for so long, I might have jumped the gun and started picking out possible outfits about a week ago. So anyway, as I was putting away blazers and pants and shirts and skirts, I tried on a few things that I hadn’t thought could go together. I was right. But just as I was actually cleaning up, I had a light bulb moment. I finally figured it out! I know exactly what I am going to wear.
Being one of those people who like to be early, have everything organized perfectly (I know, why is my room in a state of organized clutter, as I so delicately put it? Honestly, I have no clue why I am a messy child), prepared ahead of time, I need to start to prepare early. I really don’t like the unexpected and I really do not like last minute problems, so now I can sleep easy knowing that I don’t have to worry about that. While it is somewhat small and insignificant, I feel a lot better. Oh, and I also feel better (as in not so sick) too!