Sunday Salon | February 16, 2020

Me: Three-day weekend, WOOOOOOO! No schoolwork, WOOOOOO! I’m gonna read ALL THE BOOKS! So excited! It’s gonna be the best!

Universe: You seem really excited. How ‘bout a cold or a sinus infection to go with your long weekend? Wouldn’t that be fun?! WOOOOOO!

You guys, I’m never sick. I pride myself on my superhuman immune system and my ability to avoid ingesting germs. Well, I must have let my guard down at some point last week, ‘cause I’ve got SOMETHING. It’s all in my nose, so it’s either a cold or a sinus infection. Still too early to tell which. My left nostril started getting stuffy Friday night (it’s always my left nostril), and now it’s pretty much full-blown (no pun intended), whatever it is. I’m waiting to see how it progresses.

ANYWAY, that means no Sunday morning breakfast date with Eric, BOO HISS. I can’t be one of those people who goes out sick and spreads the snot-nosed love. I complain about those people all the time. Heh. So we’re staying in and Eric is getting me breakfast from McD’s, which is totally not the same as a homemade breakfast from our favorite locally-owned breakfast spot down the street. THANKS, UNIVERSE. 🙄

Also, I told Eric I would make lasagna for dinner tonight as my belated Valentine’s Day gift to him, so I need to save my strength. I hope he enjoys that Plague Lasagna. 😂

But I’ve been getting a lot of reading done around my naps! I have about 30 pages left of How Long ‘til Black Future Month? (N.K. Jemisin), and I think I’ll read Weather (Jenny Offill) next. Weather is pretty short, so I should be able to start and finish that one today.

Oh, and like I said about Ursula K. Le Guin, if you enjoy sci-fi/fantasy and you haven’t read anything by N.K. Jemisin, you’re seriously missing out. BFM is so good.

On the TV front, we’re all caught up on This Is Us, so I think we’re going to start watching V Wars tonight.

Now I need to go blow my nose and take a shower so I can put on clean jammies and lie on the couch until it’s time to make dinner. I’d just like to give the Universe a shout-out and thank it again for giving me the plague for my three-day weekend. Stay classy, Universe, you’re the best.

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21 thoughts on “Sunday Salon | February 16, 2020

  1. Ugh, feel better soon! Get one of those immunity shots at the grocery store if you can, I swear by those things. I drink one the minute I start to feel something coming on and they work great😁

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  2. Oh dear. My sister learned about a wonderful help called Cold-Eeze when her grandson was in the NICU. The NICU nurses can’t get sick or they can’t work. At the first sign of a cold, they take this over-the-counter medicine that boosts their immune system. I hope you can find it and that it helps you. The things you’d planned—breakfast at a cafe, homemade dinner—sound so good…I hope you are able to do these.

    In any case, at least you are getting some good solid reading done. That’s something. Right?

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  3. I’m both delighted and disturbed by that Mr. Rogers gif. My inner child is dutifully scandalized, while my inner teenage rebel is cackling.

    Do you have Grub Hub or Waiter on the Way type services in your area? They might be able to deliver from your preferred restaurants. In any case, Plague Lasagna sounds amazing 😋

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  4. Ugh. Left nostril sickness is so not fun (it’s always my left as well); I hope you are starting to feel better. I just saw Weather mentioned in the NY Times Book Review so will be interested to see what you think of it.

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  5. My son decided to ruin Valentine’s Day and his 4 days off by getting sick. I shouldn’t say ruined because the in-home forced family time has been nice. As long as I don’t end up with what he has… Hope your immune system gets on top of your sniffles!

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    1. Ha! You’re probably right. But my husband and I aren’t worried about the coronavirus at all, so he just laughed at my “plague lasagna” description. I assured him I never sneezed directly in it. 😂😂😂


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