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October 10, 2018:

FEELING UNDER THE WEATHER WHEN ONE NEEDS TO FEEL OVER THE WEATHER

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Well, dear readers, whatever it is that has been lurking at the corners of my mind has arrived and I’m just trying to get it to go away as quickly as possible. Yes, you heard it here, dear readers, I am under the weather but I must be over the weather very soon because I have people to see, places to go, and things to do, not necessarily in that order. I’m doing my Sambucol, of course, and my other little preventatives, but my throat is all weird right now, I have heaviness in my chest, and some congestion.  Not sneezing or anything, so I don’t think this is allergy related, but who knows.  But I must get past this quickly – I have to be alert and on my game at least for tonight and tomorrow night’s rehearsal, and then I have until Monday to be fully better and can just stay here and sleep and rest and rest and sleep.

Yesterday was what you might imagine.  I was up at ten after about seven hours of sleep.  I knew I was under the weather pretty quickly and knew it wasn’t just allergies.  I took some preventatives, but then had to get ready for my lunch meeting.  That went fine and I had an omelet and a bagel. After that, I picked up some packages and came right home.  I relaxed as much as I could, really only listening to some music, but I was just not feeling well at all.

Then I moseyed on over to the Group Rep for rehearsal, which I was just observing really and being helpful if there were questions.  I was really not feeling well the entire time – just headache-inducing congestion and the weird throat stuff, which I hate most of all.  I left about twenty minutes early, just as Kay was about to start the brief second number she had to do.  I stopped at Jerry’s Deli and got a bowl of matzoh ball soup and a bagel to bring home.  I came home and ate it all up and I must say it was very soothing and helpful.  Then I had to catch up on e-mails and deal a bit with trying to solve our sound designer issues.

Today, my plan is to sleep in as late as I can, then just relax and take my preventatives until around six-fifteen, at which time I’ll mosey on over to the theater to continue staging.  I’m going to review the opening a few times, then move on to an easy scene because I have to get to another scene with an actor who’ll be gone for ten days – just trying to at least get his part of his bigger scene done so he can practice while he’s gone.  And then I’ll just mush on until we’re done at ten.

Tomorrow will be the exact same thing and I’m praying that this will be mostly gone by then.  Then the good news is that I’ll then have from Friday until Monday evening all to myself and I don’t really need to do much of anything.  Oh, and the bigger of the two numbers Kay did is super fun.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in, maybe have some chicken soup, but basically just stay here and rest all day, and then maybe stop and pick up packages if any should have arrived prior to rehearsal.  Today’s topic of discussion: When you’re feeling under the weather what are the things you immediately do to hopefully not have it hit as hard as it might?  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, hoping to soon feel over the weather rather than under the weather.

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