Remember when staying home from school was all you ever wanted in life? I used to lick pavement and underneath my movie seats in the hopes of catching a bug and missing class.
As an adult getting sick blows. Yes, you miss work – but it only means twice as many emails to answer to the next day, bad day-time television frying your brain, and no mommy to tend to your bedside. Waaahhhhhh!!!
Before you start feeling sorry for yourself, whining like a baby, and chaffing your nose raw. Bundle up in your hoodie and pick up a few things for comfort. You may be sick, but you ca also turn your 1 day in bed to an 8 hour vacation.
Oh the things we must do when we are by ourselves in bed. My new best friend is my telescoping backscratcher. I lie in bed and pleasure myself in ways I never thought possible. (Restoration Hardware, $7)
No Jewish mother on hand to make the chosen peoples brand of penicillin?! Pick up the BEST chicken soup in the city – okay, 2nd best to my mom’s. (Solly’s Bagels, $10)
Give your peepers a rest. Turn off the tv, and break out the old record player and throw on some vinyl while you recoup. Whether the music is new or old, make sure its restful. The crackle and pop of the record player with sooth you to sleep – making you feel like a kid again. (Try Dandelion Emporium, or Zulu Records to build your collection)
If you are going to be bed ridden all day (or all week) – freshen up your sheets for gods sake! Having the sneezies is the best reason to be as comfy and cozy as possible. For ultimate resting capability color block your own set of linens that only get softer every time you wash them, at Bed on 4th Ave. West.
We all know that laying around all day can get a little boring… stop surfing the web like a perv and experiment in the kitchen. You’re a grown up now, so play in the pantry and create a ‘hot-toddy’. A warm drink with a little booze in it couldn’t hurt.
Recipe: Steep in small pot of boiled water: cinnamon sticks, lemon peels, fresh squeezed lemon juice & honey. Divide into mugs, add 1 to 2oz Bourbon to each mug before serving. Cloves, ginger and allspice or packaged mulling spices may also be used. Common addition of tea and whiskey in lieu of bourbon makes a Tea Toddy or Whiskey-Tea. You can bank on a good rest after this.
Get better soon – but too soon…enjoy your time-off a little first…