Friday, August 13, 2004

The good news and the bad news...

The good news is that I am now on vacation! I finished up my last supplement today at 6:30 (yet another awfully long day) and left with my desk free and clear for vacation. Everything was done or as close to done as could be. E called this morning to apologize for leaving me with such a mess of a file yesterday (apparently Queenie really read him the riot act) and I was commended by ALL of my managers for salvaging a very bad situation.

The bad news is that now I am really sick. I finally overdid it. This afternoon I started to notice that it was getting progressively harder to talk and swallow, and I started feeling like I was operating in a fog. On the way home, I realized that on a scale of 1-10, my throat pain was about a nine. I stopped on the way home at Walgreen's and picked up Dayquil and Nyquil, but then decided to go to the doctor tonight to make sure that I don't have strep. Which I don't. The doctor proclaimed it a cold or virus as a result of letting myself get really rundown (what a surprise) and suggested lots of rest, fluids and relaxation this weekend while the cold runs its course. No problem. I arrived home after getting a small fight with a neighboring car in the parking lot over whether or not my car was too close to hers (whatever) and just collapsed in bed.

Which is where I now sit. I ate pizza for dinner and had a small serving of ice cream, and now I'm ready to sleep the night away. I am so tired and drained. I don't know when I'm going to make it back to the gym, but it won't be until at least Sunday.

One newsflash today from the world that is my job that is a little cause for worry was something that my other teammate, T, said right before he left. On the fire team at my office, there are three of us. Me, E, who is going to our large loss team, and T. T said right before he left that he probably wouldn't be there when I got back and that he felt that Queenie was going to wait until I got back from vacation to fire him. Oh, doesn't THAT just warm my heart. And when I asked Q about it, she didn't confirm it since she can't, but she didn't deny it either. All she would say is that if I was the only one left when I got back from vacation, I shouldn't worry and that she would make sure I was fine. Oh, yeah, NO worries! I'd only be the adjuster in the office to get the biggest fires with the most damage! No stress or pressure there! Anyway, I guess I'll hear about it when I get back. Right now, all I want to think about is the fact that I have nothing pressing to do for NINE WHOLE DAYS other than relax, get my head back together, get better, and take care of some personal things, such as getting Katie and Simon to the vet before our vacation, paying a speeding ticket I got a few months ago, getting our Explorer cleaned up so we can take it to the lake, exploring Lasik...stuff like that.

My Nyquil is starting to kick in, so I'm going to close this up and just read some blogs for a while before I slip off into dreamland...I'm horribly behind on catching up with everyone's doings!

Here's the Friday Five...

1. If your family was a television family, who would they be? Name family and/or television show.

This is a hard question to answer, but I think the show that probably represents my family dynamic the best is Empty Nest...except my mother is still around. I always thought the relationship between the two sisters reminded me a lot of my sister and I.

2. If you and your friends were a television show, what show would best describe i.e. personalities and/or day-to-day relations?

ER. I'm no doctor, but most of my friends are people that I work with and I think that we get along in a similar manner as the doctors and nurses do on ER. You know, snappy sometimes, but loyal and supportive to the end!

3. What television show would best represent your life?

CSI. Sometimes I feel like I have a lot in common with a forensic investigator!

4. What theme song would run for a television about you? May be one used by a show already or something different.

"Under Pressure" by David Bowie and Freddie Mercury. That's my job!

5. Who would you have play yourself? Friends and family?

Me=Charlize Theron, my sister V=Jessica Simpson, my mother=Geena Davis, my father=Harrison Ford.



Blogger Kiwi Jo said...

Take good care of yourself Erica. Hope you feel better soon and enjoy your vacation. Jo

4:33 AM  
Blogger Kiwi Jo said...

Take good care of yourself Erica. Hope you feel better soon and enjoy your vacation. Jo

4:35 AM  

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