I am remembering other mornings from my past, when a head cold stopped me in my life tracks and forced me to the couch for the day, living on oj, Tylenol and tissues. Of course, now it’s easier to take a Monday off.
When I was teaching it was a torment to make the decision to take to the couch. I had school to consider. Could I afford the time to break away. Lesson plans, meetings, rehearsals, events and of course GUILT! When I could give in I did. It was never good to go with a serious head cold. It only got worse and stayed longer and sometimes the kids were kind, sometimes not. I remember always being miserable when I didn’t just give in.
So I’m giving in today so I don’t have to ruin my exciting work challenge that’s coming on Friday.
I have a fire going in the fireplace, the sun is shining in, I have my computer and all my toys around me and there’s even food in the kitchen. No need to feel sorry for me. I’m good.
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