Saturday, February 28, 2015

Finally Friday!

I slept much better Thursday night and went to work Friday morning, determined to make it through the day.

Sidebar: Well, I say I slept better, but I did wake up almost every hour with a dry mouth and sore throat from breathing through my mouth.

It was -5 degrees outside. Another record, broken.

Vicky showed up as well. She brought me in half a bag of Halls (I had given her half a tube of them that had sat in my desk for a couple of years, when she first got sick).

Now, as you may know from reading the comments, we had sort of agreed to go to Red Robin and investigate Jake and Carla’s claim that they made the best onion rings. But, I seriously didn’t think I could eat them, much less a burger. So, I asked her if she still wanted to. She said, no, what she really wanted was just some soup (thank God).

So, at lunch, I went out to Quiznos and got two containers of broccoli and cheese soup. They had chicken noodle, as well, but I am about burnt out on chicken noodle soup.

Sidebar: First time in Quiznos and I know now why they don’t advertise as “Freaky Fast,” like Jimmy Johns. They had just two women employees who took your order, made your sandwich and then you paid and got it at the other end of the line. There were about six people in front of me. When I said I wanted two soups to go, one of the women went over, filled two soup cups and put it in the bag. But then I had to wait to pay until everybody in front of me had their sandwiches made and they paid.

But, the soup was good and felt good on my throat. And I actually felt full for a change!

The afternoon was long and I don’t know if it was from being sick or the lack of sleep, but I started dozing off around 2:00 p.m. I mean, seriously. The kind of dozing where you are working away, but you head falls forward and you wake up, look around and hope nobody notices.

I thought seriously about going in the john, locking myself in a stall and taking a short nap. But then, I just took my afternoon walk early to wake up. That worked.

Late in the day, I got some disturbing (unofficial) news about upcoming changes to the department. Not sure if or when it might play out, but I wasn’t pleased. We’ll see.

When I got home, I was beat! So, I skipped the news and took a two hour nap.

When I woke up, I was hungry. So, I diced up a small onion and sautéed that in butter. Then I added a handful of some small-diced ham I’d thawed (the kind I keep in the freezer for soups or ham salad). Then I added three eggs I had whisked. I added salt and pepper and, when the eggs had set, sprinkled it with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. When that started to melt, I flipped it in half and ate a great omelet!

Sidebar: I apologize for not taking a photo (it was pretty) but I was hungry and didn’t think of it until it was too late.

I didn’t see anything on TV that jumped out at me, plus my back and ribs were hurting. The back’s been bothering me for days and I think the ribs are hurting from coughing so much).

I watched a livestream of a robotics competition my granddaughter was in for a while, but I never saw her team. Turned that off and went and read in my chair until 11:00 p.m. and then went to bed.


  1. I never cared for Quiznos. Thanks for making me feel better and good to know you're feeling a little better, too.

  2. They did offer a lobster roll that everyone who could swallow was ordering and it looked good. Thanks!

  3. Her Team’s done for today. Now, they get to revamp their strategies before heading to a competition in Lansing at the beginning of April.

  4. @ GPF: Thanks!
    @ Jyl: It was very interesting. Thanks for sending the link!