Good Sunday morning! Thank you for joining me for another edition of #weekendcoffeeshare. Come on in and enjoy a cup of instant coffee with me.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you it was a short week. During the staff meeting on Wednesday, my supervisor officially forbade us to work overtime. So from now on, my work weeks will be a few hours shorter. Luckily, there wasn’t any changes to the flexible working schedule, which means if I put in one more hour between Monday and Thursday, then my weekend can start a half-day early. Yay but boo since I won’t be able to earn overtime income.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I got my annual flu shot this week. I began getting vaccinated two years ago before my 2017 trip to China, just in case, but once you start vaccinating against the flu, you’ll have to do it every year. This year, my work offered an extra day of Thanksgiving vacation if we got the flu shot. Who wouldn’t like a three-day Thanksgiving holiday?
Somehow, I got a bad reaction from the shot. About 12 hours after getting the shot, my body temperature spiked and I began to feel the chills. No matter how many layers of blankets I pile on top, I could not get warm. I didn’t even want to get out of bed to get some Tylenol to reduce the fever. I was freezing.
Finally, after an hour or so, I managed to drag myself out of bed and up the flight of stairs to the kitchen pantry to get some pain killers and water. Once back in bed, I told myself, “I’m giving you until 5 AM to get better. After that, I’m calling in sick.”
About two hours later, at around 4:30 AM, my fever finally broke and I began to sweat like crazy. I let out a breath of relief, feeling better for the first time in four hours.
I closed my eyes and went back to sleep only to be woken up by my 5 AM alarm 30 minutes. I did not want to get up. I barely got any sleep. Maybe 30 minutes more, I thought.
I ended up catching the Express bus to work almost an hour later, still tired from the lack of sleep. Thankfully, I was able to get some sleep on the bus and didn’t miss my stop. I felt like crap that day and looking back at it now, I am thankful that has passed.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I am in the middle of reading a good book right now. I began reading on Friday and hasn’t been able to put it down. It’s called Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagan. If you are visiting my blog, my Goodreads profile will show at the bottom of the sidebar. There, you can find the book(s) I’m currently reading and read.
I won”t tell you anything about the book. I fear I won’t be able to help myself and spoil the story. All I can say is it’s so far a great story – full of humor and it’s a book about life. I can’t wait to finish reading it.
If we were having coffee, I would thank you for joining me this week and hopefully, I will be back this weekend.