If We Were Having Coffee // I Feel Awful

Hello, dear reader. I am so sorry I’m late for our coffee date. I thought about canceling, but I enjoy these chats so much I couldn’t let the weekend go by without dropping in to say hi. I should tell you, I am working my way through an awful cold right now, and I beg you to please excuse my coughing and the interruptions to blow my nose, it’s gross I know. I’m sorry.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that besides this cold, my week was a decent one. My route barely ran, and I had plenty of time for writing, or so I thought. Apparently, I am suffering from some strange affliction where I cannot perceive time accurately nor manage it at all. I started the week planning to get so much done, and somehow I feel like I got absolutely nothing done at all.

I spent most of the time reading, both online and off, and gathering some ideas. I did do a bit of writing here, and I worked on some drafts too, but I still feel like I haven’t accomplished much. I guess that’s what “progress, not perfection” feels like huh?

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this cold has 100% ruined my plans for the weekend. It started Thursday night with a bit of swelling in my throat and escalated quickly into painful sinuses and coughing. I had plans to go out with friends who I haven’t seen in forever and miss very much. I felt awful having to cancel. Worse, I was supposed to celebrate my brother’s 21st birthday with dinner and drinks. As you can imagine, i feel even worse about that.

Not to mention my poor girlfriend, who spent the weekend not only not doing all the things I mentioned above, but spent it taking care of me instead, making me chicken soup, lemon tea, administering meds, and trying her best not to get sick too. She’s so good to me, too good.

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If we were having coffee, I would apologize for the negative attitude. I’m just tired, and my nose is doing that thing where only one side of it is clogged up at a time and blowing it does nothing. It’s infuriating.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I think I’ll be taking the day off of work tomorrow. I don’t want to bring all this negativity, and snot, into the workplace. This week was going to be an another easy one, my route isn’t running at all, and I took off Thursday and Friday anyway, so I doubt it’ll be a big deal.

I want to get better before next weekend, my lady and I have some big plans. We’re kicking off Halloween season with a Beetlejuice party at The Alamo Drafthouse, and I hope to celebrate with my brother too.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my nighttime medicine is finally kicking in and I better wrap this up before I’m snoring and drooling over this coffee. Thank you for stopping by, and for sitting through my sniffles and negativity, I promise next week will be better. In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Until next time :)

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Lisa

Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

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