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2009-01-05 08:39 am
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Hi Ho Hi Ho...

Back to work for me today after being off on vacation for about 2.5 weeks. It's been great, my last day of work was December 19th. I felt like I was in school again getting this much time off for Christmas. That's the way I love to do it though, I hardly take vacation in the summer, I save it all up for Christmas. I am now officially out of vacation days now until July 1st, but that's okay. It was worth it to have my time off for Christmas. It ensures that I get to see all of my family and friends over Christmas without feeling rushed or stressed about time. And really, that is the most important part about Christmas for me.

However, I'm now back at work with the stomach flu. Any other day, I would have called in sick but I didn't really feel I could do that after having been on vacation for the above mentioned 2.5 weeks. So I'm here, just trying to get through the day. I'm armed with gingerale and crackers.
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2008-10-29 10:25 am

Sick Days/Weekend Update

I'm back at work today after being off sick for the past two days. I started feeling crappy on Sunday afternoon. It generally helps for me if I take it easy and take care of myself when I'm first getting sick, so that's what I did. I sound worse now than I have the past two days, but I'm feeling better. It's moved from the sore throat/tired all the time into mostly just a head cold now. Which still sucks, but doesn't really keep me from being at work. Plus, I don't get paid sick days, so two is kind of my limit unfortunately.

Up until I started feeling sick though, I had a great weekend!

Friday night the girls ([ profile] mum2hailey, [ profile] bellajellybean & [ profile] sengalli) came over for dinner and scrapbooking. Julie & Kate picked me up from work and we headed home from there. Cyndi joined us a while later after a bit of trouble finding the place. We had some pizza, orgasm dessert (first comment, 2c) and birthday cake for Cyndi. Then we moved the party downstairs near the woodstove for scrapbooking. Cyndi had unfortunately forgotten to bring her pictures with her, but she shared her scrapbooking goodies and expertise with the rest of us. I completed six whole pages which I was thrilled with! I still probably have 12 or so pages left to go but the end is in sight finally! I've been working on it for over a year now anyway!

The girls all left just after midnight, and I collapsed into bed. Dan came home shortly after that. He'd been banished from the house for the evening and went to see a movie with Jeremy.

Saturday morning I got up and headed into town to my friend Brennan's place. I left my truck there and she drove us into Toronto for the day. Our mission was to find the Girl Guide store so we could pick up uniforms. After a few false starts (ie getting lost), we made it to the store. $120 each later and they let us out of the store. I did get my uniform though, and some other goodies.

After all of that, it was about 1:30 and we were both starving and in the mood for some real shopping, so we hit up the Scarborough Town Center. Food court first, and then some shopping. We should have stopped after the first two stores though, because we walked the entire mall and didnt buy anything else!

I did get a new purse, a pair of cords, two lace tank tops, a 3/4 length tee, and a knit zip up hoodie that I'm in love with. So that was a success. And again, $100 later they let me leave the mall. ;)

We came back home after that to have dinner with our respective husbands. Then Dan & I spent the rest of the evening cuddling on the couch and watching Big Bang Theory on DVD and him playing Xbox while I knit.

On Sunday, Dan went out to his parents house in the morning while I stayed home and did laundry and cleaned. Then he came home and the weather was shitty, so we spent the rest of the day in a repeat of the night before. I also wasn't feeling great by this point, so I definitely didn't feel like doing anything else and I also threw a nap in there as well as talking to my mom on the phone.

The past two days were spent rotating between napping, watching House (Season 2/3), Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman (Season 4), knitting and checking my email (and little else online since we only have dial-up at home). Now I'm back at work where I'm rotating between the hot water dispenser for my tea and the bathroom to pee out the tea and blow my nose.

My plans for the rest of the week are to take it easy really. We have some fun stuff planned for the weekend, so I'd like to be feeling better by then! We're going to go to our friend Shirley's house Friday night. She wants to do something for Halloween, so we may rent a scary movie and hand out candy at her house since we get zero trick or treaters at our house. On Saturday we're going to hang out with Robin. He's going to come to our place for the night, so we'll pick him up at the train station and bring him home with us. Then take him back to the train on Sunday, and maybe do some shopping in Oshawa while we're there.
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2006-08-21 09:51 am


So my weekend wound up being a lot less fun than I'd thought it was going to be. I wound up staying home all weekend and nursing the cold that hit me on Friday morning. :(
I went home from work and slept about 4 hours on Friday afternoon. Got up around 6pm to eat dinner, watch half of a movie and then back to bed at 9pm for another 12 hours of sleep. I'd thought I would wake up Saturday morning feeling well enough to go, but I didn't. I woke up feeling like someone had stuffed my brain with cotton balls and every time I tried to stand up I felt light headed and woozy. Not the best idea to get in a car and drive 3.5 sadly I called Jen and left a message that I wouldn't be joining them for the bridesmaid weekend extravaganza.

I spent the rest of the day basically just taking it easy. I emailed back and forth with Jen a couple times so I still felt like part of the weekend. I watched some TV and read a bunch and slept a bit in the afternoon. Dan helped me to make a lasagna for dinner, but I wasn't really hungry so I just had a small corner of that, watched the other half of the movie from Friday night (Braveheart) and went to bed early again. With the help of NyQuil I slept another full 12 hours Saturday night and woke up feeling a lot more like myself on Sunday. I took it easy on Sunday morning, more relaxing and reading and TV. Dan's family was supposed to come over on Sunday afternoon just to use the canoe and stuff and I was planning to hole myself up in the bedroom and read while they were there. They called just before noon and we let them know it was raining at our place, so they cancelled and Dan and I decided to run some easy errands in town just to get me out of the house for a bit.

So we drove into town where Dan returned some stuff at Home Depot and we looked around at tiles some more. Dan decided over the weekend that instead of putting laminate flooring on the landing of the basement, he's going to use the same tile he's using for the woodstove hearth on the landing as well. I liked that idea too because I was afraid the tile for the hearth would look out of place, and this will help to tie the whole look together. It will be a bit colder on the feet than laminate, but that's what area rugs and runners are for, right? I think it will look really nice. We're going to buy enough to continue it into the laundry room too, although that won't get done this year. Dan said he'd run a few tiles into the entrance of the laundry room though, so that when the door is closed it does look finished as far in as you can see.

At Home Depot we were looking for a matching edging strip for the tile we chose. No luck there, so we decided to go to Rona to look. We must have spent an hour looking between the two stores and we decided we'd just use a wooden joining strip between the carpet and the tile. There was nothing that matched nicely that would cost us under like $100! So we bought all of the tiles, grout and other supplies Dan will need to put in the tiles at Rona.

We also looked at French Doors at Home Depot, we want to put those on the entrance to the rec room in the basement. We found them there cheap for about $80 each, that's just for the finger joint pine, we're planning to paint them anyway so that's a good deal. We were going to look at Rona too for doors, but just typing this now reminded me that we forgot to do that. Maybe we'll do it before we go home tonight. I just emailed Dan to ask him.

We also went to Canadian Tire to look at a ceiling fan that was on 1/2 price for the basement downstairs, but the only colour on sale was a black/chrome model and that's not going to match very well in the yellow sunflower spare bedroom downstairs, so we decided to wait. It's not urgent anyway. We also looked at a really small bar fridge they had on at Canadian Tire and figured that's probably what we'll buy. It's even smaller than a standard bar fridge but it will be perfect for holding a bunch of cans or a few bottles of pop/juice in the room downstairs. We want the extra small one so that there is still enough room to plumb in a sink above it to make it a wet bar in the rec room. Just a tiny one, but big enough for the little fridge, little sink, a microwave and probably a kettle so we can have everything we need for movie night without having to go up and down the stairs all the time. Yay!!

We also got groceries. I have nothing really exciting to say about that. ;) We made an easy dinner last night of beef fajitas and we watched Road Trip before bed. We were both in the mood for a pretty brainless movie and that fit the bill.

So there's my weekend for you. Not the fun I was looking for, but I'm feeling great today thanks to all the resting and relaxing I did. I think Saturday was as bad as this cold is going to get, and with the help of the vitamins/supplements the naturopath prescribed me last time I had a cold, I think I took enough of it early enough that it just entirely headed the cold off in combination with my efforts. That's pretty exciting stuff!!

My plan now is to drive to Ottawa this weekend instead. I'll leave Friday after work and spend all day Saturday with Jen. I'll leave on Saturday after dinner to come home, because Dan has a frisbee tournament all day on Sunday and we need to leave the house by about 8:00am. I'll pick up my bridesmaid dress this weekend and even though I won't be there with the rest of the bridesmaids it will still be fun!!
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2002-06-20 10:02 pm
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I'm about ready to amputate my nose...
TMI (too much information) about Tracey's nose... )
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2002-06-18 10:03 am
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What is up with me being sick all the time lately? I'm not usually like this! I hope my boss doesn't start thinking bad things about me!!
I went to bed early Sunday night and woke up exhausted. At work just an hour before I was going to leave I started feeling all the symptoms like a cold was coming on. Headache across my eyebrows and my sinuses draining into my throat. So I came home and downed some vitamins and juice and went to bed early again. Woke up in the middle of the night with a fever so I called my boss. I'm feeling slightly better this morning. I really hope this doesn't turn into a cold!! I'm just getting over a sinus infection and a whopping cold sore, I don't need this right now!!
I'm afraid to tell Dan that I'm home sick again. I dunno, he always seems to think that I don't feel as badly as I do and that I should go into work for half a day regardless of how I feel. And then I start to feel guilty...what if some of it really is in my head? Arg.
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2002-04-02 09:26 pm
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I've decided to call and book myself off work again tomorrow, I don't want to risk throwing up in the bathroom there again. I was just lucky there was no one else in the room with me at the time. That would have been too much!!
I am, however, going to go and see an apartment tomorrow night again. This one's only $1,200/month (inclusive) because it's further away from the school, but closer to work for me, so I have no problems with that. It's walking distance to the subway, so that's even more of a bonus.
There are two more places we have appointments for and one looks really promising. It's through Mike's landlord, so we wouldn't have to bother with credit checks or application processes or anything like that. The people who are currently living there haven't paid the rent yet for this month and it's apparently not the first time. So he's kicking them out and we can have it for May 1st. It's a basement apartment, 3 bedroom with a common room and a kitchen. It's $1,500/month (inclusive) but within spitting distance to the school so that's a perk for the guys. If I can't have A/C I'll take a basement! :)
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2002-03-13 02:36 pm
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My mom and I both have this game Bejeweled installed on our respective computers and are having a little high score competition. I had the first high score of 33,800. She beat that on Monday with a score of 35,200. I just beat that score with a grand total of 56,400 !!!
Can't wait until she calls tonight so I can rub her nose in it!
Nothing wrong with a little healthy competition right?
I'd call this a productive sick day. :)
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2002-03-13 11:08 am
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Off sick today.
Feel like shit.
Bad day.