Week One of “Back to the Trenches”

You know, having over a week off really nails down how much you’re not in love with your job or your commute. Being sick for well over a week also grants you the opportunity to think about what things you really enjoy spending your time doing. What activities make you feel productive? What activities make…

Day Billion of Being Sick

That feeling when you’re no longer feeling sick, but can’t go back in to work until you can see your doctor and they clear you for being around people. I have never been more ready to go back to work. Staying home might be the worst thing. I’m at the point of trying to find…

Day 5, I’m Starting to be Human Again

I am less itchy. I slept last night and I didn’t need to get hopped up on Nyquil to do it! I’m still covered in the lesions but new ones have stopped appearing and my throat seems to have cleared up, I even ate toast without pain. As my first act as a slightly less…

Day 4 of the Viral Plague

I am finally at a tolerable level of itchiness. Id like to personally thank Aveeno for making so many types of anti-itch products for me to sample in my unwanted time off. My skin products collection has now doubled in size with Aveeno fighting with K-Beauty for the top spot. Plus side, I’ve started to…

Into Day 3 of the Sickness

Day 3 of Foot and Mouth disease. My work told me I didn’t have to work from home, to just take my time and rest up, so that’s been kind of nice. Though I’d almost relish the distraction from the pain and the itching. It hurts to walk, it hurts to talk, I have lesions…

Continuing on with the petri dish theme…

I now have the virus. Turns out its foot and mouth disease. I probably contracted it when the boyfriend stayed over the day he picked me up from the airport. He wasn’t showing any symptoms and had no idea he could even be sick. Stay tuned for updates on the shit I put on my…

Petri Dishes, I’m telling you…

Today was Better. Most in part due to it being Friday. But today was better. Got up early, deleted the mind numbing and time-sink games from my phone. Caught the early bus, went and got the boyfriend medication and calamine lotion before work. He caught something between the Chicken Pox and Polio from a kid…

Man, it’d be real great if I could…

Quit my job. A job that I don’t actually hate, there’s things I love about it. I find the work actually interesting and impactful. And it pays my medical bills. So I’m really very lucky. Yet here I am feeling more than a little despondent about my current situation. This is definitely a first world,…

Word of the Day: de Basilicum

A noun meaning “Basil” Such a perfect little word of the day for me! It’s officially been 7 months since I got my little basil plant named Alfred. I made deal with myself that if I could keep a basil plan alive for at least a year then I could consider growing and nurturing a…

Word of the Day: Zo Snels Als

A conjunction meaning “as soon as” I’ve been finding myself saying this conjunction a lot lately. I said I would do so many things zo snel als I quit my miserable job. Then zo snel als I find a new job.. and it goes on. There are so many things I was set on doing, it’s very likely…