Tuesday, October 17, 2006

confession: worst sick person ever

i began feeling sick en route back from leading the retreat this weekend but kept plugging away. "no time for getting sick" was my motto. well, the little lump in my throat has grown, the fever has intensified and so has the achey body. ah ha, guess it is time to take a breather. somehow the body just has a way of insisting.

i had hoped to pull through to teach tonight, but after feeling worse post-nap, i decided to get a sub. even though i feel a bit beaten, i haven't been able to disconnect from my friendly laptop. a colleague recommended i watch tv and relax. gasp! i turned it on for a few minutes and felt guilty. tv mid-day felt like such a guilty pleasure, so back to the laptop. hmmm, is there actually a lesser of two evils?

next i lit a fire, made more decaf chai tea, drapped onto my chaise lounge with a goosedown and pug nearby, and made some calls that i'd needed to make (oh, and sent more e-mails that i needed to send). i guess it is good to embrace being sick and relish in the down time that the body insists upon. however, today proved to me that i'm not very good at resting when i would rather be out and about handling the typical daily drama that life so beautifully brings.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get well soon, Kimberly! :)

-Amy

Carolin said...

Get well soon! Send you some sunshine that we've been enjoying here in Germany. Got it? Does it help a bit? :-)
Carolin

Anonymous said...

Yes, I hope you feel better! The universe does have a way of letting us know when we've been overdoing it and hopefully it only takes a knock on the head to get it into our thick skulls that rest sometimes is required!
I hope you are drinking plenty of water with your tea, Kimberly! Add a little lemon to the water- avoid things like honey and dairy products because the little buggies in your throat love all that stuff! That's why lemon and water is so good- kills that bacteria.
You do so much for all of us now do something for yourself, Kimberly- rest!

Creatively Self-Employed said...

ooh feel better!!
i just got diagnosed with strep today. i feel your pain.

Linda said...

hey kimberly! I hope you feel better soon!
thanks for the inspiration you give us in every podcast and posting. I can only imagine what your plannerpad must look like but sometimes its just time to take a break,
THE BEST OF WISHES
Linda (hip tranquil chick in méxico)

Nina said...

Kimberly, I wish you a very speedy recovery! When I have a sore throat I gargle with salt water. It's a little yucky, but helps a lot! Also, I recommend you indulge yourself in some old movies that make you feel good. :)

Thanks so much for your inspiration! Your podcasts and blog have changed my life.
With admiration and healthy vibes,

Nina (in Boston)

Anonymous said...

I am currently going through tonsillitis and it couldn't have happened at a worst time! I'm absolutely swamped! If only I had been sick NEXT week... Oh, well. I hope you get better soon!

Anonymous said...

I am currently going through tonsillitis and it couldn't have happened at a worst time! I'm absolutely swamped! If only I had been sick NEXT week... Oh, well. I hope you get better soon!