It’s pretty pathetic that I’m only going to work today for two reasons:
- It’s opening day and I want to be there for my staff if any problems pop up. Additionally, I have 2 or 3 “must do” tasks on my task list for today.
- Today is technically a state/federal holiday. We’re fully open, but those who work earn a day and a half off for use later in the year. I want that extra time.
Not only did I tweak my back last week–within 24 hours of talking to an ol high school friend about pregnancy-aggravated back pain–but yesterday, I got hit with some nasty cold that has left my head feeling like cement and which has forced me to keep a Kleenex permanently pressed to my nostrils.
It ain’t pretty.
By the way, coughing when you have a tweaked back? Not recommended.
So, I’m sucking down the fluids (OJ, decaf green tea, water, seltzer), Purell-ing like it’s my job and counting down to 4:30pm when I can jet home and put on my PJs and take a nap. Oh–and Evan picked up some wonton soup for me at the local Chinese take-out restaurant, so I’d have a cold-friendly lunch today.
Because of the back, walking will be the predominant exercise this week, but I am contemplating taking today off because of the cold. Instead, I’ll take a series of 5-10 minute walks throughout the day to clear my head and stretch my back.
Despite the craziness of working all weekend (and long hours on Saturday–8a-8p), meals are planned. Chicken chili, a lightened up Mexican tortilla casserole and steak, baked potatoes and broccoli and green beans. Dinner Thursday will be out as a belated celebration of Evan’s and my anniversary (three years today!).
What’s your health plan for the week?