I’m sick. Why did I come to work? I want to be in bed. I’m cold and miserable. My head hurts, my legs ache, I’m stuffed up, coughing, and sneezing.

Maybe I’ll stay here until lunch.

Why didn’t I just stay home in the first place? Because I thought I was making it up to stay home.


I left work at 11am. My inner ears are itchy now. Perhaps it’s nap time. I should have known that when I woke up this morning and didn’t want breakfast that I wasn’t secretly faking myself out to stay home and that I really was genuinely germy.


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

2 Replies to “Moan….

  1. Hey you didn’t use that product that this woman on tv used. The one that goes through all those reasons to stay home. Oh I remember it was a case of Bud. The best reason to stay home.
    Get well soon.

  2. Feel better Lisa! Your birthday is coming up, Christmas is coming up and healthy is the way to go! Remember, it is always best to listen to your body. It speaks loudly. Sometimes a day at home is just what you need.

    Relax, and have lots of fluids!

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