Did you know that a national flu emergency is in effect? That kind of scares me! I am really blessed with a strong immune system, I rarely get sick. For the most part it's a twice a year thing for me. I knew people were getting sick and there was no way I was going to be sick when Jacob visited. I amped up my defenses: tons of fruits and veggies, only leaving the house when I needed to and washing my hands all the time.
Jacob wanted to go to the Science Museum and who was I to say "no," but a part of me was kind of nervous. Science Museum = children and germs to me and I was so nervous I would catch something. Jacob ran around and touched everything and I constantly reminded him to use hand sanitizer and used a ton of it myself. "Don't touch your eyes!" I told him. He thought I was a total freak, but I smugly thought I'm not going to get sick!
Monday morning I woke up and felt miserable. I knew I was getting sick. I was mad.
And that's exactly what I did. Of course the worst part were all the fun things I had to miss out on: coffee with Becky, meeting with my photography mentee Cat, getting lunch with my mom, a work party/dinner and my neighbor Katie's brunch.
Katie ended up getting the same thing I did and she rescheduled her brunch for next week, since we were both sick I got to spend time with her without guilt. I needed some sort of social interaction!
I made this concoction on Saturday am: kale, celery, apples and orange and it did make me feel better. I also roasted a whole bunch of garlic to have with some whole wheat pasta. I'm so grateful I didn't have much planned for the weekend
The one positive thing is that I've been able to do a lot of reading (using the Kindle app on my ipad mini!). I'm finally getting around to Bastard out of Carolina, a book I've wanted to read since high school. So far it is sad and haunting and reminds me quite a bit of The Bluest Eye. Sometimes there's no way around it but through it. Jacob believes he's to blame so we're going with that, sure wish I had an army strong immune system like him. At least it's not during press week at work, thank you Lord!