I used my first sick day from work in probably more than 5 years. I have been trying to take medicine that has worked in the past but I can’t swallow the pill. I’ve always had trouble taking pills. The Buckley pills that I usually take are big gel capsules and I just can’t get them to go down.
In the morning I bought some other pills that are easy to swallow but they did nothing for my cold. I decided instead of being miserable at work that I should stay home to rest and hopefully get better.
One thing I don’t do is nap. But this afternoon I slept from 12 until 330! I’m always worried that napping will make it difficult to sleep that night but I’m feeling pretty tired, so I don’t think it’s going to be a problem.
Today I woke up with a sore throat. But I had things to do. In the morning I was able to clean both of our bathrooms while I waited for the stores to open.
I went for my longest drive yet to pick up some things from our West End store. It took about 15 minutes to get there. The hardest part was trying to figure out what lane I was supposed to be in. But I made it there fine.
On the way home I stopped at the West Edmonton Mall but wasn’t really in the mood to shop. I was feeling very insecure while walking around for some reason. I don’t know if it was because I was nervous from driving there, or because I was wearing glasses. I don’t usually wear glasses unless I’m driving. But I do generally wear them when I shop because I get a headache otherwise.
Since I was hungry I decided to see if Dream Tea was open yet (they were doing renovations). They were open, so I got a bubble tea and walked around T&T (the asian grocery store) while I drank it. Then I left the mall and drove to the store that I work at to drop off the items I got from the other store. Finally I went home for lunch.
I watched some tv while eating lunch and my nose started getting stuffed up. All afternoon to now I’ve been sneezing off and on. I feel pretty miserable, but thankfully had the day off so I could relax. I also have tomorrow off so maybe if I’m lucky, this sickness will go away.