as I woke up this morning with my head pounding, every joint aching, shivering uncontrollably, unable to even imagine eating anything. Spent five minutes searching for a thermometer as having a fever is usually my standard for staying home from school… turned up nothing. Next five minutes shivering in bed listening to the voices battle it out in my head:
You’re just achy because you’re sore from walking so far yesterday.
But a long walk doesn’t make one’s finger joints ache!
Go to school! Otherwise you’ll wake up in two hours feeling fine and wishing you’d gone.
Stay home! You feel like death, not even warmed-over.
In the end, I called in, did NOT wake up two hours later feeling better, and have spent almost all day wrapped in blankets wishing someone would stop driving nails into my head and give me a moment’s peace.
Now I feel a little better and have to motivate to get dressed and head o the supermarket for food and batteries for robotics tomorrow. It’s the batteries more than the food that will get me out of the house.
Surely November will be a better month than September and October have been?