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And Saturday Challenge Met. What's the challenge, you ask? Well, the challenge is like this: go to work with the flu and go to drum practice afterwards. It was a very long day indeed; leave at 10:30am, brave the winter cold, work, go home, drum practice, go home at 9pm, buzzah! It was another epic Saturday for me. Saturdays are always like this, they're no longer day-offs for me. It was hard at first, because I honestly wanted to call in sick, but things would become harder if I did. I ended up going to work. And it was a good shift by the way. I'm glad I went to work. I was exhausted after work, but the day wasn't over yet. I had to go for drum practice, and then I came home around 9pm. I wanted to go to sleep already, but I had to finish more stuff first. Oh yeah, and my reading week has already been concluded. So what happened to my reading week? I just got sick.
I guess I overlooked the fact that I wouldn't get sick. And what's ironic is, I've been wanting to get sick too -- not seriously sick though; I've been working non-stop that I wanted to get sick and just stay in bed with a flu or a cold. I got both. Lucky me. I just thought I wouldn't get sick during my break. Now, I'm spending my break on the bed.
I remember what my gym teacher told me that no matter how healthy a person is, there will come a time when the body just shuts down. It happened to me this Tuesday. I've had one bad flu. Then Wednesday came; I didn't call in sick, so I went to work completely sick. I wasn't spreading the germs, mind you. I wasn't coughing like a madman too. I was weak, my voice was hoarse, and the headache was unbearable, I worked under the weather. I was so glad that I made it after my shift without causing any problem. But it was especially hard when I was going home since it's still winter. I couldn't breathe properly, because the chilled air aggravated my throat, making me cough without cease. It was hard to breathe properly. That night was quite an ordeal for a commute home. I walked slow with short breaths and steady to the bus shelter.
Both me and my mom are sick. I'm feeling much better now. But I'm not sure if I'm ready to go outside yet. I think the last time I got sick is from a mild strep throat. And what's ironic again is that, I was searching Google Images for 'strep throat' [from curiosity]. When I saw several images, I believed that my throat could never turn that bad -- days before I actually caught a strep throat.
I have work again this Saturday, so I'm nursing myself right now. But I guess Wednesday was another achievement for me. It's actually the second time I came to work sick. Here are a few 'Work achievements'. haha.
I noticed that when you're sick, time goes by so slow. I kept waking up in the middle of the night and I noticed that I wake up an interval of 1 hour; somehow it felt like I slept very long. Usually, when you fall asleep and wake up in the morning, there's this lingering feeling as if your sleep was short. But yeah, it was hard to get some sleep. Wednesday afternoon felt so slow too. On the bus, while listening to my mp3, it sounded like my songs had a slower tempo; although I knew that the songs were played as they were. And I noticed how the cars were moving slow. It's how I felt; the world spun very slow.
I guess inspiration would come from many form. Getting sick is one of them. I've told myself not to take it for granted when my body feels fine. It feels great when you don't have joint pains, nasal congestion or a headache. It feels great when you're not sick at all. When you're not sick, when there are no aches or pains, make most out of life.
After a savoring drink of warm chocolate, I've finally found my brief peace and quiet. It's been a long journey during the past week and I'm just waiting for the result of my midterm while snugged-in under my blanket. I'm so exhausted. Wow. And I long for some stillness that I didn't mind drinking my hot chocolate in the complete darkness of the living room. Everyone was asleep, the lights were off, black everywhere and I plopped on the couch making sure I don't place my mug on thin air. I'm not afraid of the dark. I love it.
Here I find myself staying up late once more, even though I'm getting tired of staying up late as well. But writing helps me unwind and I'm especially stressed after work today. I have school again later this morning. The same stuff. Yeah and discrete math is getting tougher. It's the hardest first year subject, my professor says. That may be the case. But since I couldn't help myself sleeping in sometimes, I'm gonna have to do some studying next week, reading week.
Reading week. A saving grace after Christmas break. Reading week is our spring break and it's just an academic term when it simply means 'we have no classes for a week'. Some of my classmates would be traveling by plane or a luxury cruise to a vacation overseas like Mexico. As for me, I'd be traveling by bus and have a vacation at home. It's all good. I don't want to go to Mexico anyway. :3
Oh yeah, Valentines Day-- Wait... it's already the 16th. nvm.
I'm just hyped about next week. Oh man. I'm so not wasting any of my time during reading week and make sure I get to finish my personal list. Sleep would be my number one enemy next week since I don't want my schedule displaced from it. If everything goes according to planned, I'llpost the working link to my ~ef fansite project. [fingers crosed]