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December 7th, 2016 at 02:07 am

Unfortunately I had to take a sick day today, as I started coming down with a bad cold yesterday and my throat was too painful today. B also came down sick - this is our first time ever we have come down with a cold at the same time. It was really quite hilarious last night, and fun to have someone suffering the same ailments. We both had aches and chills and everything was just too DAMN hard!!

B had to go to the doctors to get a medical certificate so I asked my boss if he wanted me to get one too and he said no it's fine, which was nice. Colds are an expensive thing. I bought lemsip and B bought strepsils with anaesthetic in them so between the two of them we have been sharing. Today I then spent $15 on throat lozenges and a medicated throat gargle.

Last night I had no idea what to have for dinner because our throats were too sore for solid food. I ended up making pumpkin soup for me and B had a toasted cheese sandwich. I accidentally put too much garlic in the soup so couldn't eat it; B just couldn't eat his because it was too solid.

Then today we have steak and sausages defrosted to eat either today or tomorrow and I couldn't bear to throw it out or feed it to the dog so used the steak in a beef vegetable soup in the slow cooker which was really nice and so easy to make. The sausages I will deal with tomorrow.

B is now sicker than me. I think part of the reason is I slept through the night while he woke up every 10 minutes or so - he has been sleeping a lot today so hopefully is a bit better tomorrow. I do feel that having the day off was the best thing to do because it has really sped up my recovery time. I have energy when I'm sitting but get lethargic when moving around; if I went to work I would have been really lethargic and sick for a lot longer. My throat will still probably be really painful but think I will be over the lethargic side of the cold.

About the most useful thing I did today was actually plan out all the Christmas presents, there are now only two which have a question mark. I read the catalogues for ideas and then researched the stores I shopped at, trying to keep the presents generally between the $30-$40 mark. I don't want to say what the total will be but we can afford to pay for the presents this month and that's the main thing. It's good to be organised.

8 Responses to “Sick”

  1. Trying to get ahead Says:

    Get well soon!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I hope you feel better soon! I'm hoping to avoid all illness this year. I can hope, right?

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Ugh! Here's hoping you get your sickness out of the way before Xmas. That's our best hope in my household, since we've all gotten sick several times already this year.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    So sorry you are both sick! Vegetable beef soup sounds like a good use for your defrosted steak. You might crumble the sausage and put it in gravy for biscuits and gravy -- pretty soft on the throat.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Trying to get ahead- thanks Smile Creditcardfree- if you can stay away from shops you may be lucky enough to not get sick Smile
    Ceejay- hope so too! Sunday was a really hot day and we were outside at a picnic and got stuck in the rain for 20 minutes when the weather changed while we were packing up so I think that's how we got sick
    CB- thank you that's a great idea for what to do with the sausages!!! I am so doing that tonight.

  6. Dido Says:

    Feel better soon!

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Hope you're feeling better now!

  8. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks Dido!
    Thanks FrugalTexan, I am pretty much better!

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