Ahhhhh! This is how I feel about myself right now. With my stuffy nose and sore throat I feel like the little elf in the Puff’s tissue commercial. Being sick is the most irritating occurrence…well it seems so at the moment. The past few days I have been stuck inside bored OUT OF MY MIND. With all this time to think I end up sitting around cursing myself with a strong desire to throw a child-like tantrum. Luckily enough this frustration has come full circle and I’ve realized I should be grateful for how good life really is. Like Matt I had to decide against racing this weekend in BC, I was not thrilled. But when it comes to racing (and life) things never seem to go exactly the way you plan. There is always something, whether a sore joint, an odd pain, a procrastinated term paper and so on. Deal with it you big baby (me to myself). If my complaint is that I’ve got a cold this week, I suppose things aren’t bad at all…
So here I am hoping that I can simply make lemon aid from these lemons, or maybe somehow eggnog since it is the holidays and it’s delicious. Or maybe I’ll learn Italian this week, since I secretly (and very much) wish I lived there (though I’ve never been anywhere in Europe).
PS An absolute must-read: Bill Bryson’s Notes From A Big Country. Brilliantly hilarious. Of particular note is the article Your Tax Form Explained. Not exactly related to Nordic skiing, but isn’t it that laughter is the best medicine?