Tuesday 25 November 2008

Headaches, Hell & Parent's Evening

Well, after my earnest intentions to spend the weekend working on HH&S, I ended doing far less than I'd expected to. On Thursday, my head started pounding and my back hurt, it was worse by Friday and by Saturday, I felt like a cross between someone having gone several rounds with that Hatton chappy who was fighting the other night, and enduring a humdinger of a hangover. I did do some work on it, but not nearly enough, and even ended up sitting in front of the fire on Saturday, watching Henry V with Kenneth Branagh, and taking intermittent looks at Della Galton's wonderfully helpful book.

I felt fine on Monday morning - to typical of my timing - but the first two days of this week have been hellish. T, one of our hard-working filing team - said today, "It's watching you lot, that convinces me that I'd never want to do your job." She asked me how I was, and when I muttered, "I really hate my job." T replied: "That's what I love about you, Debs, your consistency." I obviously moan more than I'd realized.

Anyway, after a sleepless night (pretty much) last night, and waking up in a state, I've managed to sort out and courier out the documents that were stressing me out, and tonight, despite having to go to (yet another parent's evening), I'm in a jolly mood. Coming home to one of R's delicious chicken curry's has helped too.


Melissa Amateis said...

I hate it when I want to get work done during the weekend and I feel icky. It's very frustrating. And hugs on the headache. I get very bad ones quite often.

I'm not a big fan of my job, either - but I guess it pays the bills. :-)

Lane Mathias said...

Bad timing Debs but I'm glad you're getting over it. And how nice to come home to a curry, you lucky thing:-)

Michelle said...

Ohh its so frustrating when you have something all planned and then your body decided to turn it all upside down. Glad you are feeling better and hope that curry has warmed you to your toes!

Pat Posner said...

Hugs on the headache, Debs. My head's been pounding today, I think I slept in a draught last night.

Even though I don't eat chicken the curry sounds good - think I'll make a quorn curry tomorrow.

HelenMWalters said...

We've just had curry too! All is well with the world x

Chris Stovell said...

OOOh, your headline popped up on my blog and I had to come over. Do hope that relaxing after a curry has done the trick. I've just received Della's book too - it's very good, isn't it? Take care.

Anonymous said...

so sorry you've been ill debs - and what lousy timing. Do hope you're feeling better now - we were both ill over the w/e too - so annoying. Mine was a short-lived virussy-thing - his, of course, was man flu and he was dying... Oh, and I LOVE the inside of your shed in MW! It's great to be able to "see" it all now...

Jenny Beattie said...

Ouch. The whole weekend? Oh no, I am sorry. But the chicken curry and Kenneth Branagh coming round to watch Henry V with you more than makes up for it, surely? :-D

Phillipa said...

Debs - I hope you're feeling much better soon. P x

Annieye said...

Hope you are feeling better now, Debs. It's awful when you just have to go to work and feel ill.

DAB said...

Hope today has been better for you m'dear TFx

claire p said...

Hi debs,
Hope you're feeling better now. Chicken curry solves most things, and if that fails there's always chocolate. And what better excuse than not feeling well to curl up with a very large bar!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

melissa marsh - it was ghastly timing.

My job is okay most of the time, but sometimes it really stresses me out.

lane - it was lovely, he's a great cook, thankfully.

mickmouse - thanks, I didn't have the curry until the next day, as I felt too ghastly, but it was very tasty.

pat posner - thanks. I've never tasted quorn curry, I must have a go at that.

helenmh - so true!

chrish - thanks. I'm loving Della's book, she's so clever.

chris - thanks. R now has man-flu, and is suffering terribly (of course, bless him). I'm feeling much better now, thankfully.

jj - it certainly does.

phillipa - I am, thanks.

annieye - it's bad enough having to go when I feel well :)

TF - much better now, thanks.

claire p - chocolate usually solves most things for me.