I dropped hubby off for his overnight work trip and he told me to get some rest. So before I resume my marathon of Markiplier's Prop Hunt game series, I thought I'd share the top things I stop doing when I'm sick.
1. No Cooking.
I hate cooking on a good day, but when I'm sick, I really don't want to do it. Not only do I not want to exert the effort, but I also don't want to contaminate food other people will consume. Basically I live on sandwiches and canned soup.
Perhaps the real reason I hate cooking is the cleanup involved. So since dishes are off the list when I'm sick, I use up leftover paper plates from holidays, containers I can throw away, and in a pinch, I eat things I can consume over the sink or off a paper towel. Creativity runs rampant when I need to come up with a container.
I'll still wash clothes, because clean clothes are important. But they stay in a clean pile in a hamper where I can dig out what I need. Sure there might be wrinkles, but I'm sick. The farthest I'm going is to the mailbox. I could give a fuck if my clothes are wrinkled. And I'm most likely still in my PJ's.
If I had some kind of event or meeting when I come down with a bug, I try to reschedule. Unless it's vital, I try to isolate myself to not spread the germs. Me hunkering down in my pile of blankets with my computer and lemon water for a couple days might just keep my friends and random folks in the outside from getting sick. So I stay home when I can and hand sanitize before touching any public surface otherwise.
When there are vital things, I get them done as soon as possible, and then I beg off anything that's not in the "No-or-Never" category. After this blog, I'm sending a couple emails, and taking a nap with my pets. Sick days are about check lists and riding the cold med wave to snag sleep when you can.