09 March 2013

Rats!

Ten glorious days of spring vacation began with the conclusion of my last class of the day yesterday,  Ahhh. . .  Grand plans of painting, finishing those Eureka musicians, and maybe setting up Neu Sittangbad once again.  Oh, and reading/grading a stack of student papers, which, despite my best intentions, I was unable to finish before the end of the week.  And what do you think has happened?  Yep.  Like clockwork, the achy joints, stuffy head and nose, and chills began yesterday evening and put me to bed finally around 9pm.  Feeling pretty rotten today although that has been tempered with liberal amounts of orange juice and over-the-counter cold/flu medications.  But rats!  I'm pretty sure it's the flu.  Just. . . Rats!

9 comments:

Xaltotun of Python said...

Standard teacher procedure - end of term and all the illnesses you held off during termtime kick in.

Know the feeling well.

Stokie Steve said...

Get well soon good sir!

Martin said...

I think there is a world-wide flu pandemic - my partner and I, we are both suffering, it must be bad because I've just sat and watched "Clash of the Titans" and enjoyed it...back to "Fringe" now.

Fitz-Badger said...

Aw, that's no good. I hope you feel better soon!

A J said...

Sorry you're not well. I had a dose of cold a few weeks back. Drinking plenty of fluids and fresh air helps.

CelticCurmudgeon said...

Dear Stokes,
Buckle up,old sod, and keep a stiff upper lip! Remember - chicken soup has no medicinal properties but the warmth will make you feel more comfortable and the fluid will contribute to better hydration. You might want to hold off grading those papers. When you finally get to them just remember that one of them probably gave it to you. Also, I would add that even ten minute of painting time a day gets you that much closer to finishing the next unit of figures

Do feel better - your audience looks forward to further pithy comments, witty bon mots, and incisive, perceptive discussion. And as much as we would like to invite you to the Bishopric Residence, those in charge of what is euphemistically described as th"plague watch" have decided to close the borders until this wave of influenza passes.

Feel better.

Gerardus Magnus

tradgardmastare said...

Hope you feel better soon.My daughter has come down with something very similar today too.

joppy said...

There appears to be a lot of this sort of thing about this season. Various colleagues have suffered time off work and both MrsJ and I have had bad chest infections lasting weeks. Seems to be clearing now Spring (?) is here. Get well soon.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Thanks for the good wishes, men. Much appreciated.

Best Regards,

Stokes

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