Sick Day

Today I'm sick. It started yesterday - my nose was running the entire day, and everyone at work told me I sounded nasal-y. I felt really bad for all my patients because I was sniffling behind my mask. I was going to try to go to work again today (I get paid hourly, and it's hard to give up a day of work) but I took my temperature this morning and it was a whole two degrees higher than it normally is.

My mom stopped by the house to bring me a Mucinex, and she felt my forehead and pronounced it was indeed a fever. So I called in sick to work, and I have to spend the day resting.

It's really hard just to rest. This post is a case in point. I should be on the couch sleeping, but no, I feel like I have to update my blog. And catch up on reading all of your blogs. And wrap more presents. And make something good for Derek for dinner.

But no, if I'm going to get better I have to sit on the couch and just veg. I never realized what a workaholic I am.

I guess that's why the Lord had to command the Israelites to rest on the Sabbath, and not do any work. Because it really is hard to just spend an entire day resting.

It's an important command though - of the ten commandments, the Lord spends the most time talking about the commandment to rest on the Sabbath day. If He spent all that time talking about how important it is to rest from all our work, then it must be important to try to obey it.

I don't do a very good job of obeying that commandment. I can't remember the last time I just spent an entire day resting. But I guess now would be a good time to practice.

Wish me luck!

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Lidiya Lastur said...

Oh poor thing!!! I really hope you get better soon! I know, it's hard just to sit and do nothing--there's always something to do at home BUT you HAVE TO if you want to get better soon-otherwise it might take a while!
Be sure to drink lots of warm stuff & pills. I was sick for a few days last week-it's really hard to concentrate on life when these things come by :) Get better!!!!!! :)

Bailey Ann said...

Hope you get to feeling better! Just remember, life does go on even when chores go undone or presents go unwrapped for one more day :-). I have to always remind myself of that too when I'm sick.

Brittney Galloway said...

I hope you feel better soon! if it helps, we got your card in the mail today and it was so cute! It totally made my day!

AmyK said...

Aw, get better! Zicam, anyone?! And may I recommend lemon tea? (biased? Maybe)

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

I'm not very good at resting either! I constantly want to be doing something, lol. Hope you get some rest and are feeling much better soon!

Katie Spinks said...

get better soon girl!! you want to be 100% for Christmas :)

Rebecca Louise. said...

Feel better soon Callie! I just got today with a flu bug. I know what you mean, I just can't vegetate in bed! I feel like I should be doing something. Stay rested and hope your better soon xxx

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Awww, how disapointing! I hate calling in sick to work (I don't like loosing the money or time off)and I have the same problem of struggling with relaxing...I know I'm a workaholic! I hope you feel better soon!

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