Anyhow, we should have known it was the flu. I have never in my life felt that bad in a "caught a cold" sort of way. In a vomitty way, yes. But not in the "feels sort of like a cold only not as wonderful and relaxing as a cold, comparatively speaking" way. Everyone I know who's ever had the flu has talked about how exhausted and generally awful they felt, and I believed them, but I never knew how they felt. Now I do. So when my co-worker last week thought she might have caught the flu but was only out of work for one day, I felt fairly confident in telling her that she did not have the flu. Maybe she had a rare, 24-hour version of it, but it seems unlikely. Come to think of it, though, she is rather fit and eats well. Maybe healthy people only get the flu for 24 hours. Yet another reason for me to eat right and work out, instead of sitting around all day, eating a cupcake, half a candy bar, a bit of ice cream, and a large amount of peanut butter, which is how I spent today. Hey, I got my car's oil changed, and I really don't like messing with an oil change. Plus, I tried to drop off my old headboard and footboard at Goodwill, and they wouldn't take it, and I have been trying to get rid of this thing for quite some time so I don't have to be wasteful and throw it out, and no one will take it. (Sorry about that long sentence. Whiny = long-winded.) Also, Wally was sick several times today and won't eat his food, which is cause for concern in an old cat. Making sure I feel poorly tomorrow was my reward for things not going well today. I'm sure tomorrow I won't regret my choices today. Yeah.
But on the plus side, I did find some cheap (read: old) German-brand coffee beans at the store.
Maybe they won't be as good as the beans I buy at the local hipster coffee shop (where I don't fit in because I don't have tattoos or a handlebar mustache, and I most definitely do not wear old-timey-looking hipster youth suspenders, but where I go despite feeling uncomfortable every moment I'm there because the coffee is oh-so-tasty), but they will taste like saving money. And that's just about my favorite flavor.
|The cheap stuff won't taste as good as the fancy stuff, but it won't make feel old and inferior, either.|
Here's hoping all is well with the rest of you and that you are doing better sticking to your budget and your diet than I am.