I try to look on the bright side of things. Here are the little things that made me happy over these past two trying days... Out to pick up some more cold medicine Monday morning, I also treated myself to Panera, a cappuccino and chocolate pastry. As this is becoming more and more infrequent, usually I sit in their cafe sipping from a real mug and read a book, making it a nice experience, but this time, I got it to go, back to the comfort of my apartment. (With Panera one day and Hardees the next, I feel like I need more vegetables!) I also read a book pretty much over the last two days, An Italian Affair by Laura Fraser. It was good... part novel about an affair, part travel narrative about all the places in the world where they rendezvous-ed. I thought it odd that it was written in the second person though... Not a big TV viewer, I did enjoy an episode of House Hunters International set in Bologna, Italy. I wouldn't mind living in this college town lined with porticoes made for strolling myself... Here's a four minute clip of it: Hitting the Books In Italy.
...although I borrowed it from my library.
*** Update: I woke up alittle after 5 AM on this Wednesday morning and almost completely blacked out from the pain. My mom drove me to the Patient First as soon as it opened at 8 AM. The doctor diagnosed lower back pain, ruling out other issues with x-rays and tests. I was prescribed a muscle relaxer, so I am really looking forward to being without pain, however I move. I have called out of my full-time job again today and will return to work tomorrow. I still have to call out of work at my part-time job. I hate calling out, not being the reliable one. ...but your health should come first.
Thank you so much for the 'get well soon' messages!