Sunday, April 3, 2011


As I said in an earlier post, I'm sick.
If you have read my blog for a while you have probably realized that I have the worlds weakest immune system. I wish this wasn't so. Since I was little I feel like I have been sick about 50% of my life. Not horribly sick, nothing that really holds me back and makes me bed ridden, but I seem to ALWAYS have something going on. Most commonly it's just a cold, stomach ache or the flu, occasionally I get something worse but for the most part it's just little illnesses that are more annoying than anything.
I am dealing with one of those right now. I can't tell if it's a cold or just really bad allergies. I'm guessing it's a little of both. Either way, I find myself very medicated. If the box says it will help me, I'll take it. Don't get me wrong, I'm no pill popper, I just want to get better.
I am so sick of walking around with a Rudolf nose, watery eyes, and a sore throat. I keep accidentally yelling at people because I can't hear anything. My head is in a fog.
Anyways, I didn't write this post to complain. I actually wrote it to let you all know that I have decided to embrace being sick. I feel like I have literally tried everything over the years, that is, everything except just staying in bed. When I was younger it didn't matter how sick I was I hardly ever missed school and I NEVER missed dance. If you missed dance there was hell to pay, so, even when I had pneumonia, I still showed up at the studio.
Because I never let my body rest, I usually stayed sick for weeks and weeks. So now that I am older and much more mature (haha) I have decided to come up with my own plan for recovery. So far it seems to be working pretty well. I'm already doing a little bit better. Here is my new treatment for the common cold, Annie style.
Step 1: Stay in bed. Getting sick on a weekend makes this a lot easier. Feel free to watch as much TV as you want. Reading, knitting, and blogging are also suggested to help pass the time while you are awake.
Step 2: Relax. Being sick is stressful, at least for me it is, I spend so much time worrying about what I should be doing and it makes me very frazzled. Another stress contributor= worrying you may not wake up in the morning because it is so difficult to breath. All of these miserable thoughts can be cured by simply taking a bath, lighting some candles and sipping a glass of wine.
This step has been a life saver for me. I bought myself a few new candles, which I can't actually smell thanks to my stuffy nose, but I can imagine that they are lovely. My thoughtful mother provided me with the wine. Delicious!
Step 3: Shoe shopping. Depending on how sick you actually are will be the basis of how physical you can get with this step. Those of you who are just suffering from allergies can actually head out to the mall for a few hours. Shopping will lift your spirits. For those who are too contagious or just too unhealthy to leave your homes, you can complete this step with the help of the internet. What would we do without it right? I feel that the sicker I get, the more shoes I deserve.
(Note: Shoes can be substituted for another item if you prefer.)

Anyways, I hope this post will help any of you sick readers out there. I can't make you chicken noodle soup but I can provide you with some modern medicine. Cheers!


  1. Okay Annie, I totally feel your pain! I am ALWAYS sick with something...and like you, it's never anything way serious but I never, ever feel good! We need to figure out how to get new immune systems!

  2. I am the same way, vino always takes the sniffles away.... Or makes you feel good enough so you just don't care that much anymore. I love your blog Annie. xoxox


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