Which stands for ZAmbia Wins Again
Monday started out with such promise. I had sat up late the night before laying out my to-do list for the week. I still use Remember the Milk, and I was happy to see all my tasks outlined in an orderly fashion.
I got up early and, remembering the sermon we listened to on Sunday afternoon about idols, I set aside time to do my devotions first. It was a good lesson, and then I got right to work.
The only fly in the ointment was my headache. I mentioned it to Tom and he suggested that I go back to bed. Not wanting to abandon such a promising day I stuck it out at my desk.
Before long I was crossing things off my list at a rapid pace. I felt good about it!
However, my head still ached terribly and I began to feel so cold. We only have one airconditioning unit at the orphanage. It is a window unit for the office to keep our computers and printer more free of dust and heat. It does make for a chilly environment for those of us with thinned out Africanized blood.
By 10:30 I couldn't take the cold anymore and crawled into bed. My body was shaking with chills.
Tom took one look at me and declared it to be malaria.
Bye bye productivity!
Hello 3 days of bed and about a week of weakness.
So much for heightened productivity. I'm trusting that God still has a plan in all this, and I'm trying not to fret.
And, on this third day of illness (I'm still dizzy if I sit up) I'm getting done what work I can. Thank goodness for laptops. So far I've submitted W2s to the Social Security Administration, and researched companies for Tom, and written this.
I might do a bit of bookkeeping work too, if my brain cooperates.
And I'm rethinking the whole planning bit. It feels a bit too much like tempting fate.....
What do you think?
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(Almost) Exactly Two Years Ago: Snake Bites Can Be Good (apparently I was just recovering from malaria then too....)