Thursday, April 13, 2006

Apologies for this rare rant

For the past couple of days I have not been feeling myself. At first I thought I was just getting over the stress of hosting my guests. If that were the case, there'd be no excuse for feeling bad today too.

Yesterday, my head hurt and I was just exhausted all over. In the evening, I made an effort to go out and stock up my food supplies. Came back, managed dinner, and crashed with all my clothes on at 1.30am, woke up at 4, flossed my teeth (on a whim), showered, and slept 6 more hours.

Today, my stomach hurts as well as my back which is affecting my legs too. Twinges of pain here and there. Ugh.
And because I was fighting with my shopping on the way home, my wrists, arms and shoulders ache too. As well as where the shopping trolley has left bruises up my calves.

I feel like rubbish overall.

But I toiled away all day today, missing the bank hours, so I got my prettily handwritten application in the front door at a certain company as they were closing for the weekend - but my rent will be late.
I was then able to pick up some antacid at a pharmacy - not a day too soon as I need it right now.

Now I think about it, the last time I felt so inexplicably crappy was when I was about 16. A number of things converged at one time: giant final exams, after which I went home and cried all over my mother's lap. Plus, packing up the house to move 300 miles south, to Houston. On the last day, I lay on my bed with a fever and an aching spine while my parents took down my curtains and things...And in the car on the 4 hour drive down next day, I was dosed up on Imodium to keep my bowels in.

Lassitude is a good word. As I type this, I could roll over onto my bed with my jeans on...right now...

Maybe I will look for a Detox course at a health food store.

I want my mummy. For hugs and her lovely voice.


M. said...

It's the 13th but it ain't even Friday. Something must be in the air because I've had a pretty crappy past couple of days too.

I hope tomorrow gets better for you, O., and that you'll feel better.

And I forgot to thank you for your congrats on my blog. :)

Steliano Ponticos said...

I would say something very "wise" but I am feeling the same kind of lassitude. Let's all have a nice weekend..

Olivia said...

Thank you M.
Actually, last night I had a little fever so I feel a different sort of tired.

I hope you're over whatever you had.

Oh, you now have Etiquette. Yep. One of the first things we learned in Philosophy.

Olivia said...

Steli, I am rather pleased that you like the word lassitude +)

Bon weekend aussi.

Olivia said...

Anyway, I don't want anyone to be wise for me today *pout*

Steliano Ponticos said...

yes it was a great choice. "Lassitude" can sound very romantic

Rox said...

Sorry to hear youre unwell. Might be a flu or cold again I guess? I too always ache all over when I have a temperature. Hope this long weekend will restore you to complete health. :o)

Olivia said...

Steli - really?!?!? How odd.

Rox - Das weiss Ich nicht.
Und Danke.

Ooh just watching Jeeves & Wooster is going a long way to cheering me up!

Jia Li said...

will a hug from me help? or maybe a special parcel on its way???

Olivia said...

A parcel! Will my mummy be in it?

Steliano Ponticos said...

How odd?

M. said...

Thanks, O., though not quite over it yet.

Etiquette? I always thought that was something different from ethics...etiquette I always think of Miss Manners.

Olivia said...

Steli - OK, I thought about it a bit more, and you were right. It's not odd :o

Mers - uh-oh. I am beginning to feel better already. I dare you to keep up!

That is our common usage of "etiquette" and is it not just living according to a certain set of ethics?

M. said...

I think etiquette has more to do with good upbringing rather than an actual set of moral values. Violating ethics can get people into real trouble, but having poor etiquette likely will just get you stares!