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My best friend is recovering from her crud, and showed up at my door at 10:30 this morning with a glass of freshly made pineapple juice. God bless her! We sat and talked for about a half an hour, and then we both napped, her curled up on my La-Z Boy, and me in my bed, and both cats in assorted places. We woke up when my phone rang at ONE pm. Must've both needed it, though, and the weather here is chilly (which here means 50s) and threatening rain, so it is a good day for napping. We both have sore throats now, too, and I've got a sinus headache today. She's also an O+, and sort of eats right for her type, but eats lots of wheat and dairy, even though she'd figured out a long time ago that it isn't good for her. When she's sick, she usually wants me to get her macaroni and cheese from Whole Foods (soy cheese, but still!).
She went back downstairs, and I puttered a little bit - took a bath, got dressed, and called her to ask if she'd eaten. She hadn't, so I took my wild rice down there, and she contributed roast turkey and a salad, so we had a nice lunch, and talked more, and hung out for a little while and then I came back up here to make myself some green tea with lemon and honey and to use my neti pot to try to get rid of this sinus crud and sore throat. I'd planned to walk today, but it's chilly, and I'm not exactly full of energy, so I'm hanging out here and doing as little as possible.
My new neighbor and I were going to catch a movie tonight, but I was really grateful when he called and asked if we could reschedule. I'm just not up for it tonight, even if it is only half a mile from here and I'd be sitting all evening. I won't have my tea or blankets, and I'll be much happier here watching DVDs from the comfort of my own couch.
I am really not surprised that I feel like this now - after all the wheat and dairy I ate over the holidays, some degree of detox was necessary, and the added stress of 6 months of unemployment and now starting a new job, I think it was almost inevitable that I would be feeling less than my best. I'm sure that in a couple of days I'll be 100% again, just in time to start my new job.
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