12 May 2008

a 10 on 10 thwarted

so i fully intended to participate in the may installment of the 10 on 10 photo project. i was so glad that it was a saturday so i wouldn't be confined to a cubicle and an office environment. the day got a bit of a slow start; i'd been battling a cough for a little over a week and so i decided to get as much rest in the morning as possible before dragging myself out of bed.

i finally got up and had plans to get some laundry in the washing machine before i headed off to an open house as i am apartment hunting once again. check and check. after the disappointment the apartment turned out to be, i decided to stop at a coffee shop and enjoy a latte. of course, sitting in coffeeshops--reading, writing, people watching, crossword-puzzling--is one of my very favorite things to do. about 20 minutes into my time there, i started feeling rather cold. i was feeling myself getting more uncomfortable and achy by the minute so i packed up my things, and headed home, with a quick stop at the grocery store to pick up a thermometer.

no sooner was i home than i found myself curled up on the couch, piled high with blankets and shivering like crazy. my temperature not so slowly climbed from 100.5 to 102.3. i was miserable and i couldn't seem to find any way to get warm. my body was wracked with aches and my lingering cough has been keeping me up at night.

that was saturday. today is monday and i'm home sick from work, having endured what i hope was the worst of my fever yesterday evening when my temperature spiked at 102.9. today it's been hovering between 99.4 and 102.2. any suggestions for how to get rid of this nasty thing? i don't think i've been this sick since i was in highschool. ugh!

all that said, below are the couple of pictures i took before my illness left me a weak and pathetic prisoner chained for the last 3 days to my couch.