Oh long weekends, how I love thee.

I especially love long weekends when I’ve been working my guts out and desperately need the downtime to recover.

Long weekends are traditionally party weekends as well. For this Queen’s birthday long weekend I received invites to two christenings and one cocktail party – all on the same day, a good 300km between each (isn’t that always the way?)

But my body had other ideas and sent me a giant STFU by way of a cold.

So instead of all the socialising and resting that I’d planned, I made friends with these guys instead.

I cancelled all my plans and planted myself firmly on the couch in front of the TV. I had a Jason Segel movie marathon. I also watched Lars and the Real Girl again. One of the most beautiful movies ever; it still makes me cry.

I’ve gone through a box of tissues and two bottles of cough medicine. I’ve developed a loving relationship with nasal spray antihistamine (how have I never used these before?) and Vick’s Vapo Rub.

Of course, now that the long weekend is officially over I’m feeling bucketloads better. As if my body knew all along that I had three days up my sleeve to reboot.

Damn you, body.

Do you get sick on long weekends?

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10 thoughts on “Sickly

  1. Hope you’re first day at new role went well. Just got over the snotty nose syndrome here too, am familiar with the love found in nasal spray. Keep healthy!

    Posted on 12 June 2012 at 9:28 pm
    1. new job is…new! ;) will have to fill you in when I see you next!

      Posted on 22 June 2012 at 9:12 pm
  2. So glad you’re feeling better. Sounds like a perfect weekend! I miss those kind of weekends, now I just suck it up and keep going!
    Hope you have a great week.

    Posted on 13 June 2012 at 11:09 am
    1. xxxxxxx

      Posted on 22 June 2012 at 9:13 pm
  3. Hee hee it seems we hung out with the same friends over the weekend. Glad you’re feeling better x

    Posted on 13 June 2012 at 3:26 pm
    1. thanks beautiful x

      Posted on 22 June 2012 at 9:13 pm
  4. I get sick when I relax…. so yeah, this cold hit me after my retreat weekend….

    Posted on 13 June 2012 at 6:49 pm
    1. good thing we weren’t sick at gaga ;)

      Posted on 22 June 2012 at 9:14 pm
  5. Oh NO! You missed everything??? How sad Spunky :(
    Glad you were able to rest up though and enjoy doing absolutely nothing. Hope you’re feeling much better now xoxo

    Posted on 21 June 2012 at 12:04 am
    1. you know J, I still have a bit of a cough. bloody hell! but other than that I’m fighting fit xo

      Posted on 22 June 2012 at 9:14 pm