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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hump Day

The torrential rains ceased late this afternoon and I was able to enjoy my 3 miler in pleasantly cool-after-rain conditions. They weren't the speediest miles, but they sufficed:

1: 9:27
2: 9:34
3: 9:39

Total: 28:41

So...unrelated to running, I really want to take a sick day tomorrow. Not because I feel sick: no, that's silly, but because I don't want to go to work (and I have a whole pile of papers I haven't finished reading). I tried to reason with my husband that I could get a lot done tomorrow if I don't go to work: finish reading those papers, do the laundry, return/exchange a few items at the mall (hubby bought me a new purse for v-day, and while it's real purty, it's a dark brown, and I have a lot of browns in my purse collection, so I was thinking of exchanging it for a black purse), etc. Thus, it's not like I'd be laying on the couch watching all the discs of "The Tudors" that have arrived from Netflix (although, that also sounds like an excellent activity).

However, Jerry says I shouldn't call in sick because I'm not sick and he argues it's wrong for me to fake it in order to get a day off. What do you guys think?

Do I go to work tomorrow like a good girl? Or, do I use a sick day and get some shiz done?

16 comments:

Marcy said...

Jerry sounds a lot like my husband and I always go against what my husband says sooooooooo stay home!! :P

robtherunner said...

I hear ya on the sick day, but I would agree with Jerry. I have a hard time taking a sick day when I am not sick. How about a personal day? That I would be cool with.

Mendy said...

I've been known to take the occasional "sick" day to get housework and projects in the house done. So, I'm a bad example. I'd say go for it. It will be productive. :-)

BTW, Love the new haircut and glad to hear you have your home back after the family left.

Just12Finish said...

I'd take the day off to mull over this decision ...

michelle said...

Consider it a "mental health day". That's how I justify those days! The way I see it, if I'm happy, I'm a much better teacher, and sometimes the only way to be happy is to take a break from the kiddies!

Erin said...

Jerry and I are "f-ing made for each other" and I have to agree, I would say no sick day. But...since you and Ryan are "f-ing made for each other," you will probably call in sick and enjoy your day guilt free. Jerry will probably worry about you taking a sick day because what happens if you need it later this year...I know, don't deny it because that's how us worriers think.

Wes said...

LOL@Marcy... I am brutally honest and cannot tell a lie. I say go to work :-)

Christine said...

They are called "Just F em days" and I took one last Monday!! I ended up being able to study all day...totally rocked out my test the next day. Then I got accused of staying home to study all day since I wrecked the curve. Go figure!

My Life & Running said...

Do your students get the day off if you have a sick day? If yes, then do it! It'll cheer up all those bitter college kids who are valentine-less! ;)

Then again... kharma..

})i({ RunnerGirl said...

It is called a wellness day - :o) I say do it Jess! You have some stuff you want to do and sometimes, work interferes with life lol!

Great run my friend... great run!

Firefly's Running said...

I have to agree with Jerry. Use it for a day when you need it.

miss petite america said...

sometimes i feel like if i take a sick day, karma's gonna get back at me and make me sick. but sometimes i just suck it up and take the day if i think i really need it.

Crystal said...

As a person who has completed many errands on so-called 'sick' days, I say enjoy your day. I usually feel guilty for a few hours but eventually get over it.

When you do start watching The Tudors, let me know what you think. I thought it looked good when I would see previews.

D10 said...

I am always afraid that if I call in sick when I am not, if I actually get sick I won't have any time left. Luckily for me all my sick time rolls over and I can use it to retire early (in about 25+ years!). Do what you think is best for you!

Neese said...

I hope you went to work!
Listen to Jerry ;) :)

Viv said...

I have been to to take a sick in the past for a manicure. It just always felt so good to be so bad. That was in my 20's being bad now consists of not having milk in the fridge :-( Glad the weather worked out for a run. Oh, have to post your review on "The Tudors" it looks really good!