This morning when my alarm sounded off at 5:00am, I promptly hit snooze...about five times.
Around 6:00am, when I tried to sit up out of bed, I was met with a wave of pain.
"Lo, what is this?" I thought.
(Yes, for the purposes of this blog post, let's assume that I really speak to myself using words such as "Lo").
Sore throat, puffy glands, stiff neck and shoulders, hot and clammy. I realized then that I was sick.
At this point I shot an e-mail off to my supervisor requesting a sick day, sunk back into bed and woke up no earlier than 1:30pm.
Apparently, I was tired.
It is on days like these, that one needs comfort food. So I dragged my bum out of bed and cracked open my Elinor Klivans Pot Pies cookbook and whipped myself up some cottage pie.
Did you know that cottage pie is made with ground beef and shepherds pie is made with ground lamb (which makes total sense)? I have been calling the former shepherds pie my whole life, but Pot Pies tells me differently. Who knew?
If this isn't the kind of meal that makes sick people well, I don't know what is.
I think I'll collapse into those covers soon, and hopefully the rest combined with the good food will render me a new woman come tomorrow morning!