....is Paved with Good Intentions. Isn't that how the phrase goes?? That's about all I could think about this week. Because that's where it felt like I was: in Hell.
Good Intention: Working extra hours at both jobs. Last week, our entire work group was decimated with the flu. A group of 8 people, covering 24 hour shifts was down to 3. So I put in a lot of extra hours helping out. I also added a couple of shifts at the restaurant the last few weeks, working for others that were sick or had things going on. Gee, isn't that nice of me?? Not really. The money helps out nicely, especially after dropping so much of it for the Jonas Brothers!!
But the last three days it finally caught up with me. Partly just being tired, I'm sure my resistance was down. And the fact that this flu seems to be EVERYWHERE.....but it finally hit me. And man, I was out for the count!! Seriously, the last time I felt this bad I had pneumonia. I was off work Thursday and Friday with a fever, a cough, and all the rest. I'm going to work at the restaurant tonight, but it's mostly because I just can't afford not to be. (The Red Cross is wonderful with benefits, days off PTO and sick days, but it doesn't kick in till you've been there 90 days. It was only 65 when I got sick).
I'm still coughing...there doesn't seem to be an end to it. Sheesh. Will this ever go away?? I've been so sick, I haven't even felt like READING. So you know it's bad. It's been hell. Yes, I realize the phrase has an entirely different meaning, but it still feels that way to me!!
Now...I'm going back to bed for a few hours. If I feel better later, maybe I'll try to post something else!!