I’ve been looking forward to this long weekend since March Break ended. Of course, I woke up with a slightly sore throat this morning. As the day wore on, my throat got worse.
I had a plan for tonight. I was going to grab a drink at a pub downtown, sit down and write with a pen and paper. I was really looking forward to it. I could probably still do it.
Instead, I’m breathing in Vicks VapoRub and drinking tea. I stopped at the liquor store on the way home, thinking ahead to the four-day weekend, so there’s a good chance I’ll dip into that.
But, I’m tired and my bed looks pretty enticing. I wouldn’t mind turning on a movie, falling asleep in my armchair, and getting up only long enough to crawl into bed.
There are so many options when you’ve been liberated from a commitment, even if only temporarily.
I should’ve seen this coming. Yesterday, I didn’t get my daily nap in. I had to stay at work late. After that, I had to make sure to get to the rental office to submit some paperwork, so that they can continue to take my money, before heading to tutoring. I was more energetic than usual after tutoring, likely due to the coffee I had in the evening, so I decided to go for a swim. After a swim, you need to sauna, and so I did. When I got back into my armchair, I was feeling guilty about not having read anything in a while so I continued working through A Room of One’s Own.
I simply did too much yesterday. I have a productive and fulfilling day, and I slept well last night because of it, but I overexerted myself and now I’m slightly ill.