I never should have gone out last night. By about 8:00PM I was a mess:
barking, coughing, blowing my nose, not being able to breath through my nose, sinus pressure in places you never even knew you had sinuses and better yet, not being able to concentrate on anything. I think I used enough sanitizing gel to be considered an accelerant (and boy howdy did that dry out my cuticles). I pretty much came home and crashed.
I am feeling a bit better today though. Well, better when yesterday at least. I’m still crappy enough that dammit, I’m taking today off as a sick day. I’m going to zero out my Reader – no blogs for me today. I won’t be checking my email (much). I won’t be answering my phone. Nope, I’m just going to lie around and either finish up Friday Night Knitting Club or watch some DVDs that I have laying about.
Today is actually my hubster’s birthday. Since I’m sick, he’s decided to do a work meeting with Herbie’s sound engineer to talk about some of Herbie’s web stuff. He leaves on Wednesday so really, tonight was all he had available. So we’ll celebrate with the birthday dinner tomorrow instead – plus I’m sure I’ll feel much better by then. Maybe I’ll stop by somewhere and pick him up a fruit or lemon tartlet for dessert or something.
I wonder though, does anyone else have challenges coming up with birthday, Christmas or anniversary gifts for their significant others? For anniversaries I tend to request a house-ish gift or we go on a vacation. But this year I never got anything for Christmas, but I got the hubs some cool camera gear.
I really can’t think of anything to get him though. First, he’s the kind of guy that buys what he wants or needs when he wants or needs it (or after the necessary research) and I pretty much buy all his clothes as he needs it. Second, he pretty much feels that gift giving on any particular holiday because it’s expected is just kind of silly. And thirdly, he’s never really all that excited by gifts, so unless it really wows him, well, it won’t necessarily be all that appreciated and might even sit around unused – therefore a waste of money.
So I figured that I’d just get out of bed before him and head out to the car wash since he’d been complaining that his car was dirty. I just feel like that’s such a let down of a “gift”. Especially since we’re not even celebrating today. Heck, even the cat got a gift for his birthday yesterday (a pouch of pink salmon and some tilapia jerky).
Okay, I’m off to veg. See you guys in a day or two.