Saturday, October 27, 2012
There was a (very nice, elderly) gentleman honking and snortling at the gym on Wednesday. No inhibitions at all, filling the air around his step machine while he clutched the handles with both hands. Leaving no hand free to wield a tissue.
I admire him for trying to stay fit. But please, please, please: stay home when germy!
Some of us (that would be me) are ridiculously susceptible. Even with hand washing and sanitizing and . . . did all of that.
I tried to avoid him, yes I did. But my heart sank. I wished he had stayed home.
And: by yesterday noon I was honking and snortling myself. So much for my scheduled "mental health" day. In the morning, I managed to get all of last winter's supermarket hyacinth bulbs planted in my garden. I also purchased 60 snowdrop bulbs and a few purple and white stripy crocuses and some tiny yellow daffodils: the very early blossom is so heartening and I appreciate it the most. But: didn't manage to get any of those planted before the onset of fever, aches, chills and sneezing. Plus snortling. Yuck.
I will stay home from the gym today. Expect to be feeling well enough to return to work on Monday.
And I have booked the first available flu shot (which sadly is not until November 21).
Sure, I will try not to growl or glower at the nice gentleman when I see him next. But: it might be difficult!!