Today has been a quiet day, here.
My daughter woke up feeling well enough, although she still had stuffy sinuses and was sneezing, but later on, she developed a slight fever! She took some ibuprofen and the fever went down, but she is feeling so bad about exposing me to her germs. Especially as she had been so anxious that I avoid public places and insistent that I wear a mask when I go out, etc., in order to avoid getting exposed to germs and getting sick! Ah, well. "The best laid schemes of mice and men" and all that!
She's been keeping to her room with the door closed and wearing a mask when she has to leave the room, to minimize my exposure to her germs. We've both had our flu vaccines, so, hopefully, what she has is a sinus infection and not the flu. I've sprayed the house with disinfectant and opened the windows to air it out. There's not much else I can do. Hopefully, my immune system is strong enough to withstand it. In any case, I will be going to the clinic tomorrow for an immune booster injection and another on Wednesday, as well. And we'll deal with the consequences, if there are any.
My daughter is scheduled to fly back to Berkeley tomorrow afternoon. I am hoping she will be well enough to do so. I think she's been doing too much and got a bit run down. I've suggested she stays in Berkeley next weekend and rests. She's worried about me but I'll be able to manage.
Of course, she wasn't able to go to the ethnic store for fresh produce, today, as planned. Fortunately, I still have enough fresh produce on hand to share with her, plus there's enough cooked and frozen items, as well. So she won't have to go grocery shopping when she's not feeling too well.
I didn't do much of anything other than worry about daughter, today. My neighbor T called me in the morning to check on me - her weekly, Sunday at 11:00 a.m. phone call. I did some paperwork, spent some time on-line, ran the dishwasher, cooked rice and a smoked sausage stir-fry for dinner, called a couple of friends, and wrote to another friend.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter's fever was low grade and went down with the ibuprofen
- Her fever hadn't returned when she last checked
- An overstocked fridge and freezer
- My neighbor's weekly phone calls to check on me
- Another day without side effects
How was your Sunday? Hope you've had a lovely day.