30 June 2009
Why, Hello Stomach Flu...
...and where did you come from?
The most direct answer would probably be from The Maestro...whom I hung out with most recently, but honestly? It seems to have been going around town...from what I understand (and Vanessa said she was ill the day of The Mad Tea Party, so I think it may be possible that I caught it there? Sometimes this happens when you're out party hopping and you're not well rested...plus? All those delectable sweets...swoon)
I'm not totally done for, mostly because I have to work (when you own a shop, there's no one to call and see if you can get your shift covered...yet another thing no one tells you about owning your own business) and usually, I don't get too sick. usually. It's almost like I can't really afford to. Perhaps it's just a simple case of mind over matter?
At any rate, I have a low grade upset tummy...nothing that's going to keep me from leaving the house, but something that's keeping me from eating. I'm half wishing that this stomach bug would either explode into something more dire or just go away. The bug is also causing me to wander around looking for something to wear that doesn't have a waistband in it, because the thought of pressure in that area is worse than the thought of eating...I find myself alternately throwing my fist in the air and curse the fact that muumuus aren't in style.
I'm also thinking that there may be a lot of sitting in my future (seeing as I haven't quite perfected laying down at the shop and working at the same time) and crackers...and most likely both at the same time. Perhaps there will also be some left-over rice and peas from last nights dinner (does anyone else notice that I'm starting to resemble a toddler here?) a comfort food that is filling and somewhat light...and one that I happened to make a lot of last night...cooking for one isn't always what it's cracked up to be...but, there is the added benefit of knowing what you're going to be eating for the next few days.