Perhaps I tempted fate!


The worst thing about writing about a fictional character, is where it crosses over into real life. I tempted fate with my story of May and her New Year flu, and now find myself surrounded by used tissues with snotters tripping me. Woe is me. I was even in bed at 11.30 last night, that’s sacrilege. Scarier still was that I was holed up with my Bugs Bunny hot water bottle.

How do I know I have Man flu and not just a normal one I hear you ask, and that is a very good question, for which I have a very good answer. My Xbox One arrived on Friday and it was Sunday before I even managed to get it all put together and into place. I’ve played it once, see, that’s how sick I am!

The only good thing about being in work and being sick is that people generally tend to leave you alone. A few coughs and sneezes had people creeping past my door like it was a contamination area, I mean they don’t even do that when I fart ffs! That said its a useful tool and one I shall remember on days when I cannot be arsed. Say, achooo! followed by whoops must be coming down with something, and watch them all scatter.

I’ve been told to drink plenty of fluids and being the good girl I am (what you smirking at), I generally do what I am told. The slight problem with sneezing and a full bladder is that you have to remember to cross your legs, men you just so won’t get that. It’s actually really hard to sneeze, hold up a tissue, catch snot and remember to cross your legs. Somethings gotta give. Note to self, invest in Tena ladies perhaps for the remainder of this week!

I’m hoping to be better by Thursday, as there is a trip to the cinema planned to see ‘Into the Woods’. Apart from Maleficent, this was the only other film I got even mildly excited about in 2014, just ignore the fact it was not released until 2015. Maleficent, while pretty amazing, was not as stunning as I had thought. I hope the same cannot be said for the one to be viewed on Thursday.

My drive to quit smoking it not going too bad, even though I had used Christmas money to put towards the Xbone, I figured that I can’t have everything so in order to finance the rest of it, it’s time to try and quit. The fact that I have a cold is certainly helping. If I want one I will have one, because denying myself just makes it worse, however, having one reminds me that I don’t actually really enjoy them all that much anyway. I’m not making any firm promises, but I’m certainly up for trying! Total count since Saturday is 3.

I’d been trying to keep up with my reading and since the start of the New Year I had been doing not too bad, this week though, whenever I move myself into a horizontal position and make myself comfortable I tend to fall asleep. Between that and stinging eyes, reading anything has been a bit of a task. That said, I wondered why I was squinting at the screen just now and realised it was because I need to clean 3 days of snot off the lens of my spectaculars, so that’s just what I better do.

Till next time Eejits!

P.s May never did bring me my Chicken soup ffs, she went up to the bus stop and hasn’t been seen since!

36 thoughts on “Perhaps I tempted fate!

  1. I cannot believe you haven’t done more with that XBox! You’ve waited forever for that! I hope you feel better soon, but am glad you’re learning lots of valuable lessons while being down with it (i.e. how to avoid co-workers, keeping legs crossed while sneezing, etc.). :)


  2. Tena! Oh honey, I could send you SO MUCH sneeze/cough wee-wearit isn’t funny. We in the adult incontinance field call them ‘stress pads’. Yeah, we sell Tena brand – I’m sure the forklift has ripped open a case or two! (no, I have no personal experience of this phenomenon – achoo! %#*$¥, I’ll be right back)..,


  3. I’m still getting over my bout of it. It certainly does help you cut back on the smoking. I’m down to no more than 6 a day for the most part. And I’m not at all ashamed to say that I peed my desk chair a little earlier from the sneezing. Solidarity, sister. <3


  4. I had the flu over Christmas. Ugh. And, with chronic bronchitis every time I get a cold, i second that Teva suggestion.

    I am looking forward to Mortal Kombat X coming out in a few months :D


    • I’ve not played the Mortal Kombat games for years, wasn’t really a huge fan, I always ended up with sore hands lol

      I’m looking forward to Red Dead Redemption on the One which is hopefully coming out sometime this year.


  5. You are the only person I know who can make being sick sound hilarious! Seriously!

    I hope you’re feeling better – and like, yeah, guys just so don’t get the weak bladder cross your legs – and we wonder why it is we have to come up with so many fecking lines about why we suddenly look like lost, stranded flamingos!

    Into the Woods – that’s the faery tale one with Johnny Depp, if I remember correctly, yes? If so, yeah, I think that would be worth it.

    And cheering you on about the smokes – I too am a diehard – although it no longer gives me any serious pleasure – but for over a month now, I’ve been smoking E-Cigs – and loving it. There is something to be said for this strange process – and it means I actually can stop and control the cravings. So do whatever you have to do get through it – when I quit in the past, I’d go cold turkey and lock myself away for 3 days before emerging grumpier and nastier than gremlins on coke ;)
    Rooting for you sweet stuff!


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