I can’t believe it’s just been 5 days since I last blogged. Man, it felt like weeks! And it is so good to be back?
I know I have broken my promise of 365 blogposts this year, but I had to heed the call of my body to rest and recuperate. I have been bogged down by massive headaches and fever for days. Note: If there are people, who have a love affair with headaches, I am seriously not that kind of person. So headaches are still a strange phenomena for me.
I wouldn’t say that these past days have been a great experience, but I’ve learned a LOT.
#1: The weather is a game changer.
For those who’ve known me for quite some time, you would know of my pang-mayaman (elitist) allergy from weather changes. I find myself coughing like a dying old lady or in bed with random flu attacks during the in betweens of summer and the rainy season. Hence, now that we, in Dubai, are transitioning from pleasant cooler Winter months into the insanely hot and humid (contrary to the belief that the heat in the desert is exclusively dry) summer, my body is going ballistic.
This isn’t the first time I’ve been sick. I was sick with the same symptoms last month (and a few months before me thinks) and was “attacked” by the same symptoms again last week.
#2: The doctors here are such fans of medicines.
I have never ever taken so many medicines in my life! I’ve taken 3 different medicines at a time even when I was down with even worse health conditions such as chicken pox, dengue fever and pneumonia. Now, they’ve shoved down at least 5 medicines for me to take…
#3: I am a productivity nut!
It annoys me that I was unproductive for days! I clearly believe that time is the most important invaluable currency of all and it pains me to see time flew by with me in bed. But resting and recuperating is still being productive, right?
This leads me to the next point…
#4: Headaches (and perhaps toothaches) are immobilizing!
I’ve had many aches and pains that still allow me to be productive. These headaches are the worst of the lot! I felt my eyeballs being squeezed out of my skull with a painful rush up to my temples, which rendered me useless all day. Nothing helped temporarily alleviate the pain, except closing my eyes into a deep dreamless slumber…
So this explains blog-less days. Well, mostly offline days as I really could not stand doing anything visual.
#5: On a positive note, our oven works!
I’ve been grappling with this oven for over months with the fear that it might explode in my face. But guess what…it didn’t! Ha! All because it is ELECTRIC!
So off to buy a decent (relatively cheap) baking pan this weekend! I leave you guys with this fun song to dance with, inspired by our electric oven:
Hope you guys are doing much better health-wise and you didn’t miss me too much 🙂 Back to daily blogging!
Delirious about delicious,