So. Remember Rin was really sick? Well then I got her bug. A throat infection that has now become a chesty one. Ugh. Still. Things could be worse. And I will be better soon. And there are SO MANY good things about being sick. Right? Because if you just moan about being sick you are a bit of an annoying a-whole.
In the spirit of NOT being an a-whole, here are some things I noticed are actually GOOD. It’s in my nature to TRY to find the silver-freaking-lining. (AND a temporary illness is NOTHING compared to what so many people have to go through…) Let’s do it!
Ten Things I (Sort Of) Like About Being Sick
1. Downton Abbey
Lady Mary and Lady Edith (and the Dowager) are the perfect beneath-the-blankets companions (in a non-sexy way.) You could also add The Walking Dead, The Beautiful Lie and Project Runway Junior as blanket buds.
2. Self awareness
Well. Kind of. I am aware of how much my self wants to moan about being sick – and this is helping me to… Um. I don’t really know. It’s helping me to re-frame stuff in a less moan-y way, with more ease? I’m grasping at straws here, but stick with me.
Okay. I don’t feel good, but it’s nice to notice how comfy my bed is. Or something.
I miss my normal routine and I am going to LOVE IT TO PIECES when I am feeling better. I also miss seeing my friends without fear of giving them a nasty dose of something. Call the WAHmbulance!
Admittedly they are not free-flowing, but sometimes a shift in circumstance provides a fresh perspective. (This one is actually whole-heartedly true!)
6. The sound of other people cleaning
Oh yes. I am getting on a bit of a roll here. How nice is it to hear the other people in your house sorting things out? So nice.
7. Messages and chicken soup
People are pretty lovely and they send you messages of good health. I really do like that! Also… Cam made me my favourite chicken soup.
8. Crumbs in bed
Granted, this could be a bad thing, but I actually like it because crumbs mean something good has gone before them. Like cake or toast or biscuits.
9. The after shot
Like really. How CRAP do you look when you are sick. It’s like days and days of before shots. Once you actually feel better and snazz yourself up, you feel like Linda Evangelista.
When you are sick, you have all the time in the world to do it. Because you have to. It’s sort of an insight into time management – in a patchy way. Like, if you are able to lie around like a wince-y whinger for all these days, maybe you can fit some other good stuff into life when you are better.
Okay. It was a stretch. Let’s face it. But some of these are actually true, right? Argh.
I promise there will be no more coughing and sniffling and mooning about here in the VERY NEAR future.