Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Top 10




This has got to be some sort of record for lack of blogs published on my part. But in my defense, while being sick in bed with a sinus infection, blogging/writing or doing anything that required a thought-process just didn't get done. Instead, I read a few books, pushed the fluid, watched too much TV, boycotted my TV, and went through four large boxes of Puffs Plus Indeed tissue.

My nose is still red. Then again, I'm still blowing it, so go figure.

So in celebration of my return to February blogging, I present you with the Top 10 things I've done since my last post! Enjoy!

10) Finished one round of antibiotics for my awful sinus infection.

9) Cleaned the house. Not just regular cleaning, but the real thing, full stop. Bleach, vinegar, baking soda, lemon, rubber gloves, in essence, the works. All the clothes have been washed, dried, put away (always the most difficult for me), folded, etc. The counters are clear, the shower is unmucked, the toilets are gleaming, and the dust is gone. My Grandmother - who would clean my room every time she visited while I was growing up - would be proud. Then she would lecture me about how its easier to clean if its kept clean at all times. Yeah. Okay.

8) Got sick again because the antibiotics didn't work to kill my sinus infection. Round 2 seems to be doing the trick, so far, even though I'm only 4 days in to a 10-day treatment. I'll keep you posted.

7) Eyebrow wax. Ouch. But they look great!

6) Welcomed Nathaniel home from a 2-week long field exercise. It's always nice when he's home, although it would have been wonderful to have him here while I was in the depths of my illness. It sucks being sick and alone. Yeah, Tabbitha and Anabelle are good company, but they don't brew tea or go on seltzer water and soup runs. That I've gotta do myself.

5) Celebrated my 28th birthday. My first thoughts? I've got 2 more years in my age group.

4) Bought a bed and mattress from IKEA. Our old one was, well, old. It belonged to me and has been in use for well over a quarter century. That goes for the mattress as well. We figured our money could be spent on other things, like race wheels or book shelves. I bet, though, that after a month of sleeping on the new set, we'll wonder what the heck we were thinking by keeping the old one around for so long.

3) Had a glass of wine and wondered if it was corked, simply because my sinuses were so stuffed up. The rational thing to do would be to drink something else. Not me: instead I opened another bottle and compared the two. Oddly enough, they tasted the same. When Nathaniel returned from his trip, he confirmed that neither was corked.

2) Hung up 28 paintings and pictures around the apartment. The walls were bare, and I was going stir crazy. Some of the best time I spent while being sick! Now the place looks lived in and colorful!

1) Hair cut. It was time, and my hair was getting really really really long. Now I've got two different sets of highlights and bangs. I don't know if I should feel mature or like a little kid. But with the right styling product, I feel like an adult. Which is always nice now that I'm 28.

It's been tough being ill. Especially since I backed off from my workouts, made healthy food choices, got plenty of sleep, and took it easy. Sometimes we just can't help the germs or how our bodies deal with them. But now that I'm clearing up, I've been given the all clear to bike and run. Swimming is still a no-go because of the sinuses. And while some of my friends would jump up and down at the no-swimming option, I'll be overjoyed at my return to the pool.

Slow - but overjoyed.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go relax in the new bed. With the glass of wine that I can taste because my nose is almost back to normal.


Beth said...

YEAH!!! I'm so glad you are back to your blog. :) I missed it dearly! And I think we need pictures of the new bed. I LOVE IKEA!

Glad you are feeling better Marit!

D said...

My blog is quiet too. I'm a helluva lot less physically sick than you, but I gots the blues. No point blogging about that, right?
I wish I liked wine enough to sit in bed and drink it. Well, back to my sheet cake :D

ADC said...

I am glad things are getting better. I've missed your blog :-). Hurray for number 6 - I know how it feels. And happy birthday again.

Missy said...

Oh no, did they give you a crappy ZPack that doesn't work on sinus infections? I don't know why they keep sending out that crap but it doesn't work and everyone I know has to go for round too.

At least you didn't try a bikini wax, eeek!

Jennifer Harrison said...

Funny about what Missy said, that Zpack...I went to the DR yesterday (I have a sinus infection too) and he told me that Zpack that everyone is talking about is for the CHEST NOT head - hence, NO sinus infection help. I feel GREAT today after just 3 penicillon pills. GLAD you are feeling better!! I love IKEA too!

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

YAY - I am glad you are feeling better!!!

Pedergraham said...

Glad to hear that you are on the mend. I am a little OC about things being organized so I feel all soothed just hearing about your cleaning and artwork hanging.

Charisa said...

28 pictures - great scott, that's a lot!! Glad you are healing!

Shan said...

Glad you're back!!! (And feeling much better). Now *I'm* the one with the sniffles...

You forgot on your list: had a great dinner with Shannon, Mer and Christine! hahahaha I'm such an instigator... :-)

Hey, I'll be putting regular cranks back on the road bike soon (had to buy a new set of Ultegra cranks because my old ones were stripped), so I'd love to go for a ride soon. It'll be nice to get back on the bike for some X-training...

Love and hugs to you!!

Rachel said...

Sounds like you've been busy. I like the top 10. Hope you're feeling better.

Marni said...

Wow! you work well when you are sick!
Are you catching any of the Tour de California?