I should have seen it coming. I’ve been so busy at work lately that the slight tickle in my throat seemed to be nothing more than a negligible nuisance. But after I awoke at 8:00 am on my day off my body adamantly demanded I go back to bed. I woke up again at noon.
I experience this phenomenon every autumn. All of the stress and long hours are negated by my focus on my job. Once that stress has subsided and the weekly hours begin to wane, my body seems to implode and every slight sign of sickness I had previously ignored comes at me with guns blazing.
Our bodies are amazing machines. Every summer season I can completely ignore the signs of illness. Each day I can get out of bed and put in my 8 to 12 hours a day with nary a symptom of infirmity. But as soon as I allow my body and mind to relax, the wall crumbles and the army of germs march over the rubble to make a direct hit.
I can only say how glad I am that I spent several hours yesterday afternoon making a couple of homemade soups. A little Broccoli, Kale and Avocado soup should help cure what ails me!