I took a sick day today. Yesterday I got a terrible stomach ache as soon as I got to work and ended up leaving at noon. I can't be away from my desk for more than a minute without getting someone else in the office to cover for me, since I have to answer the front door (the camera and speaker are on my desk) and buzz people in. It's a constant job at a big school like ours, and it's embarrassing to me to have to let someone know every time I have to go to the restroom. Not on a normal day, of course, but when there's an upset stomach involved.....let's just say that by 10am my coworkers were encouraging me to leave. It was painfully obvious that the best place for me was at home.
When I woke up this morning I still had a bit of a stomach ache. I decided not to risk a repeat of yesterday and just stay home. I haven't used all the sick days I had left over from last year, and it looks as if I'll carry over all 10 of the days I got this year, too. So there's no issue there.
I actually feel better now that it's approaching lunchtime. It's warm and I'm sitting outside on the porch with Marco, typing this on my phone. It's another beautiful spring day, and it feels good to spend it at home.
You made the exact right choice!ReplyDelete
I think so too. :)Delete
Very wise to go home when you're not well. Do you know whether your stomach ache was caused by a virus or something you ate? Anyway, best not risk passing it on to your coworkers or students.ReplyDelete
The thing Marco is perching on looks really cool! Did you make it?
I'm not sure. Gregg had a stomach virus over a week ago, so I doubt it's the same thing. The symptoms are different.Delete
That twisty rope perch Marco is hanging on was a store bought item. He likes climbing up and down it!
Looks like Marco is enjoying your sick day as well, birds do like being with their humans.ReplyDelete
Yes, he enjoys getting to spend extra time with us!Delete
Glad you're enjoying a day relaxing at home. Home that cures the ailing stomach.ReplyDelete
I hope my stomach is cured. I'm headed to work this morning.Delete
I hope you already feel better.ReplyDelete
So far, so good...for today anyway (Friday).Delete
hi marco, you handsome birdie! good for you to stay at home and heal!ReplyDelete
Marco had a blast outside!Delete
Pretty good in NE Ohio, too. In the sixties today. Snow tomorrow. Marco is a handsome fellow!ReplyDelete
More snow? Oh no! It's too late for that! :) By the time March rolls around I'm ready for spring!Delete
I've heard that a stomach bug is going around. I hope you recover quickly.ReplyDelete
Thank you Janie. The last two days were rough!Delete
I can't believe that you and your fellow workers have an official allowance of sick days! I hope you are feeling better today (Friday).ReplyDelete
Those are paid sick days. If we get sick and have exceeded our days, we can stay home unpaid. I also contribute one day a year to a "leave bank" where district employees can apply for extended paid days off in case of a devastating illness (or family illness).Delete
Marco looks quite happy having you home with him. I'm glad you used your sick time. When is spring break for your school?ReplyDelete
Hello Jennifer, I hope you got through your work day alright with no further tummy ache or unpleasant situations.ReplyDelete
I have just come back from work and have about 15 minutes before leaving again, this time to catch a train to OK's - and what a lovely surprise to find your card in my mailbox! Thank you so much, dear friend!
I reckon you caught something from the parrot, who appears to be perched on a giant representation of whatever bug is infecting your gut right now.ReplyDelete
Work is not a place to have a stomach flu. I am glad that you are feeling better.ReplyDelete
So happy you are feeling better. Love Marco on his cute rope "thingie" he looks very happy.ReplyDelete
I hope you are all well today. It is nice to have a stash of sick days in case of need, but so necessary to take a sick day off at times. Marco's rope is pretty and looks useful for him.ReplyDelete
I too hope you are better by now. Glad you took a day off; I wish more people did this sensible thing.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you are better. Three of my grands had that bug, along with fever, but it was very short lived.ReplyDelete