Sick in the 6ix

My alarm goes off. I sit up and my head is spinning. I reach for my alarm and miss it the first two times. I finally get it to switch off, lie back down, and assess the situation. I’m drenched in sweat. My head is pounding. My throat is really sore; it hurts to swallow. I feel too cold and too hot at the same time. Memories of my dreams start to trickle back: flying donuts, green skies, canoeing on a chocolate river. I start to put the pieces together.
Pictured: The chocolate river from the good film version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
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Yep. I’m sick. Now what? 

I can’t come in to write this blog today- Influenza (or whatever I have) and Steps to Take to Get Better

So I feel awful- fever, nausea, insomnia, you name it. It has been going on for six days now and to be perfectly honest, I would much rather be watching American Horror Story with a big bowl of chicken noodle…