My throat feels like I stuck a cheese grater down it and a big part of the weekend was spent curled up on the sofa feeling sorry for myself. I admit it, I’m not a fun person to be around when I’m sick. Give me a book and stick me in a corner and leave me alone…
I had a massive creative spike on Saturday, my head was going a hundred miles a minute and I churned out one thing after other… I should have known. I normally get really hyper creative before I get sick. Not quite sure how that works.
So anyway, what do I do to cheer myself up?
I read, normally I dive into what I call my ‘trash-pile’ * or/and grab Sunshine by Robin McKinley which is my ultimate comfort read and has is the only book I own twice** (deliberately… I might have accidental doubles somewhere in the loft)
Apart from that I dig out my favourite TV-shows and movies (will name and shame sometime) and have them on in the background while I read. I write with the TV on as well, I need noise otherwise it doesn’t work… so anyway, depending on what kind of ill I include chocolate in my comfort needs. Obviously not if I can’t stand food but something that always works is TEA. Black, fruit, herbal… I ♥ TEA.
Between tea and Sunshine I’m guaranteed to perk up and as I improve I start to rearrange my bookcases…
* It’s an unfair description really, the books are well written. So yes the plot is predicable, as are the characters but you don’t have to concentrate and you’re guaranteed a happy end. Just the thing when you aren’t a 100%
** The original copy and a smaller travel-sized version