Yes it happens. As I've tried to show with my blog, buying a tiny house is not going to turn your whole life into rainbows and ponies. You can still get sick for instance.
I'm on day three now of calling in sick to work and barley leaving my couch or bed. I don't know what I have but you don't want it. It's some kind of nasty cold leaving me feeling all stuffy, with a headache, eyes too heavy to keep open, achy all over, constantly running red nose, sneezing, diarrhea, and a fever. Probably tmi, but like I said, you don't want whatever I have. I'm just trying to rest and get well, but since I can't sleep all day I figured I'd write a post too.
It could be far worse I know. My house is comfortable and cozy. A moose came by to keep me company and is bedded down right across my lane right now.
I have a laptop and internet so I can listen to something while laying around feeling miserable. I have kleenex. And hot tea, homemade bone broth, homegrown garlic, echinacea, turmeric, colloidal silver, elderberry syrup, etc. And my hot brew of ginger, honey, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.
Apparently my fever is making my body want some warm temps. That little stove is keeping the house at almost 90 degrees F. And it feels good to me. That's about the only time I have gotten up. To shove some more logs in the stove.
While just outside my door it is quite the opposite. I think the temps hit -30 something F. last night, but it's warmed up a little now.
One of the things that come with having a job like waiting tables is that when you are sick (and you get lots of chances to be exposed to the whole world's germs due to all the people you are around every day), you don't make any money. And it gets costly to take a lot of days off work. At least I do know what it's costing me is just the ability to pay off my house faster and don't have to actually stress about any set bills since mine are so low every month. If I don't start to feel better in something like the next hour, I'm going to have to get tomorrow covered too.
I have too much stuff to do for this! I should be working. And shoveling snow. And getting ready for the 30-40 more inches we are supposed to get in the next few days. And working out. And photographing. And so on. But I'm off to curl up and take another nap and try to let my body heal it's self. Sigh. If I'm not better by tomorrow morning I might have to go for a more toxic form of cure than immune support, natural germ killers, and rest.
Maybe this is the kick in the butt I needed to get back on track with being strict about all the I-know-I-don't-feel-good-when-I-eat-it stuff. No more dairy, wheat, and sugar junk for me. Getting back to Crossfit twice a week, at least once I'm not feeling like this anymore. Fasting regularly. Something that looks tasty for a moment is not worth running my body down till I feel like this.
So, yes. There are days like this even when most photos may make it look like I live in a dream world of mountains and wildlife. Here's hoping you all are enjoying an illness free week where ever you are!