It has been a long time since I called out of work sick. That is exactly what I did today after fighting this head cold the last two days. Yesterday in work, I had my patients use the hand sanitizer as they came into my office for individual sessions to protect them from my germs. I spent the day sneezing coughing and blowing my nose. I went through three packs of tissues. I left work at 3p and came home and crawled onto the recliner with my pillow, lap top computer, comforter, water, tissues, cell phone and book and called it a night. When I felt no better this morning I decided the head cold won and successfully kicked my ass therefore I called my boss and told him I would not be in. Thus began a day of writing reading taking cold medication and drinking tons of water as I remain in this recliner.
As I nurse this cold, I have been surfing the internet shopping at Macys, Amazon and QVC though I did not buy anything as I already purchased a new sofa for the shore house as well as solar lights which still need to be installed. On a positive note, the screen room has been repaired after being damaged by a tree falling on it this past winter.
I booked reservations for a Washington D.C. Easter weekend vacation in which I will take Shaun & Nikolas. I love to vacation with my grandsons. They love Washington D.C. almost if not more than I do. We have not been down there in a few years and there is a new hotel in Washington D.C. that we will try. The most appealing part of this hotel is its roof top lounge with a fire pit that overlooks the city. When I was in Southern California a few years ago, I stayed at a hotel that was similar and it was wonderful sitting on the roof top in front of the fire pit as I looked over the pacific ocean. I still like travel and adventure and new experiences and this time of year I need to future pace as to keep the current and impending stressors at bay the best I can manage. Some people pop pills for anxiety. I seek out history and daily experiences. In my book, there is no better way to reduce feelings of anxiety or boost one's mood than to read write and travel.