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I guess having a "touch of malaria" is like being "a little pregnant" - either you are or you aren't. So I'm not, either malarial or preggers. But I sure felt tired. I went home on Tuesday, fell asleep at around 7pm, and didn't manage to awaken (despite M's best efforts) until around noon. I was exhausted but not feverish so despite M's suggestion to get a blood test I decided just to stay home. We borrowed the Alec Guinness comedy collection on DVD so I watched "Kind Hearts and Coronets" which I enjoyed very much.

So now I'm set to have another mellow day at work, answering emails, sorting through my mail (we got a twice monthly DHL pouch and my pile arrived yesterday), and generally being a bum. On my to-do list are items like "confirm with Tim re trivia night," "call tailor," and "look busy." Might have to concentrate especially hard on the last one....

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On May 4th, 2006 10:58 am (UTC), flemmarde commented:
as an aid to looking busy... walk everywhere with a document in your hand. and leave a jacket over the back of your chair at all times. that way, no one would have noticed that you weren't there yesterday :)

hope it's nothing other than fatigue
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On May 4th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Me, too. I'm just feeling lethargic now.

Hmmm...I'll have to try out the document suggestion since I don't wear jackets to the office. Normally my destination is the loo so it'll be a bit tricky.
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On May 4th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC), flemmarde replied:
hahahah... yes, no getting the docs wet :)
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On May 4th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Oh my gosh, Sylvia, can I ever relate to the sleepiness. I just found out last week I'm pregnant and since yesterday I've been hit with the most unbelievable exhaustion ever. I remember it from my pregnancy with Issy, but it's starting much too early this time.

I feel like something's sucking all my energy out of me--for real. I remember how when I was first pregnant with Issy I'd be in tears after work thinking I wouldn't be able to stay awake to drive home (a 5 minute drive). That story always sounded unbelievable in retrospect, but as of yesterday I totally remember what it feels like. Must be the foreign object planted in my body that's sucking all my energy out. . .

Anyway, this has been the theme of my day, so here's to commiseration! I truly feel for people with chronic fatigue--I mean, staying in bed all the time (unfortunately) isn't much of an option.

xo, M
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On May 4th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Re: Sleepiness
Wow! Congratulations! Hope this isn't affecting your gig or your visit too much....
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