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Time out for sickness

June 17th, 2012 at 04:22 pm

My attention to things financial has taken a turn the last few days because I got sick. I was already on the road to the conference when I started to feel off. by the time I got there I was feverish and dizzy, and I woke up the next morning with a severe sore throat. I got through the day of the conference popping Advil. It was grueling. When I got home at the end of the day I went straight to bed and stayed there. My poor travel companion, a co-worker, had to do all the driving (and it was a trip from hell -- traffic jams, wrong turns, and a pullover by a cop!) Five hours each way. A nightmare.

On Saturday I was finally able to get out in the late afternoon to visit Urgent Care. I seem to just have a nasty virus. I'm better today.

I had been planning to go straight to the rental office when I got home to renew my lease, but now I've missed the deadline for the "good" rate. GRRRR. I'm afraid I'm really going to pay through the nose for this one.

Needless to say, I didn't look at condos yesterday, either.

I was invited at the last minute to a wedding shower for my ex-husband's daughter and didn't make it to that either. I'm planning to send her something from her Amazon wish list, since I've amassed a few credits there.

On the trip, I spent about $10 on food and I believe I spend about $38 on gas. I still owe my co-worker more for gas and also for half of the hotel room. The one good thing I can say about the whole ordeal is that it was an informative conference, and my co-worker, who is a beginner in the field, said she got a lot out of it. And that was the whole point.

I read a compelling book called "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. It really makes a case for low-carb eating that is hard to refute. I've always felt better when eating low-carb, but haven't stuck to it. But I am inspired to do it again. The trouble is, I've got all this high-carb food in the house. I guess I will have to make a gradual change.

4 Responses to “Time out for sickness”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry you were ill -- hope you are feeling much better.

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    Glad you're on the mend. Smile

  3. baselle Says:

    I hope you are feeling better. I've been on the "meat and leaves" paleo diet, with a couple of moderate carb cheats - tends to work out to lowish carb. I figure there is a world of difference between no carb and all carb all the time.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I intend to go "lowish" also. Just need to find my tolerance level.

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