Sunday, April 2, 2006

I'm Feeling Bitter

Every year for the last ten, except last year when there was that shortage, I’ve dutifully lined up to get my flu shot. I hardly ever get sick, so it seemed like kind of an unnecessary precaution; but in the name of not counting chickens and knocking on wood and stuff like that I have procured the controversial vaccine each and every non-shortage year.

Every year, that is, except this year. You see, they cancelled the shot clinic at my school, and who has time to line up at Cub Foods when there are papers to grade, papers to write, lessons to plan, and a brilliant child to raise?

So, spring break started on Friday afternoon. We lived it up by going out to dinner with friends and staying up all the way until 9:30. On Saturday morning, I woke with a tickle in my throat. And today? Today I am lying flat on my back, ensconced on my couch, suffering mightily from fever, chills, muscle aches, and bright red tonsils.

I’d like to stage a protest, but my hacking cough has inhibited my vocal capacity.


jdoc said...

I am feeling very sorry for you. This is NO way to spend spring break. Not at all.

Undomestic said...

Hope you feel better and actually get a real break.