Money stuff is overwhelming me, and I don't have time to work with it.
My apartment is a mess because I haven't had the energy to clean.
I've slept almost 50% more than usual the last few nights. I work, then I sleep. I am so TIRED of being sick.
The signs point to swine flu, for the most part. One of my friends has mono, but she lives 8 hours away, so while I absolutely loved her possible idea that I might have mono as well, I don't think I do-- the only symptoms I have of mono are the ones that overlap with the oinky flu.
Thankfully I have a boss who is very supportive of shortening my often 10 hour workdays to lighter seven hour days. Today I skipped out on work two hours early but went in three hours ahead of schedule. I wanted to head to the park after work because we're having gorgeous fall days FINALLY, but there was no way- I just don't have the energy right now.
I am loving my co-workers though. I have one co-worker (Renee) that has been officially diagnosed with the swine flu, and she told me it was a week of being at work but also being completely exhausted before she felt better. Sleep, sleep, sleep is the only thing that works, is what's she's offered. Last Friday when I felt and looked awful, Renee said, "You have beautiful hair, though!" Today she asked how I felt and after my response of "Alright, still exhausted though!", her response was "Well, at least your hair is beautiful!". Renee is encouraging and cracks me up.
Another thing that has completely cracked me up is Cara's response to my not normal "I can sub but if I do I can't work as late as usual...". She keeps telling me the school will fall down if I leave. When I responded that I had to leave Friday after just two hours of work, she was all, "Okay, that's fine but you can NEVER quit working here." I guess that's a good sign that she likes having me around, and after this post, it made me feel good- I needed the encouragement badly. Thank you for all the kind comments (& emails!) regarding that post, by the way. Hopefully I'll feel better soon and be able to respond.
Until then, I'm signing off with an oink, oink.