November 18th, 2014

charlie sick, sick in bed

Sick -- Training Ariel -- Walmart Trip

Both Marilyn and I got worse overnight. Don't know if it's a cold, or the flu. When I woke up this morning I had one of the worse sore throats I've ever had.

Regardless of being sick, we'd had to go to work today. I had to be there to train new Staff person, Ariel (pronounced R-iel). I also had Donn coming in to do some work.

Ariel was very impressive! Part of my role aside from giving training is to evaluate individuals. Ariel knew her stuff on the computer, was pleasant, concentrated well and really seemed to get it. Nice!

I skipped Staff Meeting to meet with Donn. We had a lot to talk over. We need to get on track for several time-sensitive projects.

Our original plan had been to come home as soon as I was done with my training, but no surprise, that didn't happen. But we did come home early from work.

I saw Jim outside and spoke to him briefly before heading inside. I couldn't get out of my work clothes quickly enough and head to bed. Sleep was clearly what I neede, because my sore throat was much better when I woke up!

Marilyn and I ordered a pizza and ate that for dinner. Then after watching "Jeopardy" we forced ourselves to go shoppimg at Walmart. We needed cold medication (!!!), kleenex, water and pop (we drink a lot of water and pop when we're sick). And cat food and cat snacks! Anyway, it was a very quick trip, but still exhausting.

We watched "Forever" tonight. I really like that show! (I hate it that it's been cancelled.)

Just sitting here feeling miserable. At least I can stay home tomorrow! Poor Marilyn has to go in. She's on deadlines for the budget and personnel, so she has no choice. And we always take Thanksgiving Week off, so...