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02 June 2005 @ 06:26 pm
 
I stayed home from work today. :P I rarely call in sick, but last night I was running a fever of a 102. :P Although my house was hot and humid, I was shivering under the covers and I must've at least been a little delirious because I got mad at the hubby for burning a bag of popcorn in the microwave last night (as if he meant to do it). The smoke was so bad that it filled the room I was in upstairs and the air was so still that I couldn't breathe without coughing. Poor Mark! I know he didn't mean to do it, but I was just in a horrible mood last night and unfortunately he just happened to be there (burning popcorn). :P

So I called in sick today and after some tylenol, A LOT of sleep, a mango, numerous Broadway.Com videos, and much fuzzy dog hugging, I'm starting to feel a little better. And so unless that odd high fever comes back again tonight, I'll probably end up going back to work tomorrow. :)

In theatre news, Luba Mason is the sweetest person! I sent her a short email to congratulate her on return to Broadway in "Chicago" and she emailed me a sweet response back. She's one of the few "Ten Commandments" performers that I wasn't lucky enough to meet when I saw the show in October but I was just so happy to hear that she was going to be joining the cast of "Chicago" that I had to send her an email. :) I don't know if performers understand that even the shortest, sweet responses can totally make our day - her email sure brightened mine. :)

And because I've been tagged by kathyselden, :) I stole this:

Not because you have to, but because you WANT to! Things you enjoy, even when no one around you wants to go out and play. What lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level? Make a list, post it to your journal... and then tag 5 friends and ask them to post it to theirs.

  1. Listening to my show music, both from cast recordings that I love and others that I've acquired. :) Somehow listening to old Kevin shows and reliving some great theatre moments is the best way I know to relieve stress. :)

  2. Spending time with my fuzzy dog! Nothing helps to lower my stress level more than all that fuzziness! :)

  3. ::Embarrassed:: Reading soap opera fan fiction. (Yes, you can insert a look of shock here) There have been some great fan fic written over the last five years for one of my old favorite soap couples (Danny & real-Michelle from "Guiding Light") and yes, I don't watch the soap anymore (and haven't since Joie Lenz left the show in 2000) but the fan fic that some of the fans still write is beautiful and certainly a guilty pleasure of mine!

  4. Scrapbooking! I know that I haven't really had too much time for it lately, but I really enjoy the creativity of laying out a page and filling it with photos that I cherish. :)

  5. Taking photos of nothing in particular... Just grabbing my camera and driving somewhere and recording everything I see on film. This has to be one of the best ways to relieve stress - it's a shame I don't have the time to do it more often. :(


You've been tagged!!

careleswhisper
karmastyx
sabine10
queenstacey
kananigirl
 
 
 
queenstacey on June 3rd, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
YAY I was tagged!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 4th, 2005 07:25 am (UTC)
Ah Stacey, YOU make me smile! :) Thanks for doing the meme! I loved your answers! :D
ajayne on June 3rd, 2005 04:48 am (UTC)
Oh yucky. I hope you feel better in the morning. Although, if you are still feeling yucky tomorrow (even without a fever) maybe you should stay home and rest more. (Your body tries to tell you something when you're that rundown.) :) Feel better soon!
Mrs Beanshuman_beans on June 3rd, 2005 11:38 am (UTC)
I agree. I think she'd be pushing it if she went back to work the day after having a 102° fever.
ajayne on June 4th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
Sooo... did she go to work? Or stay home? I will have to go read up and find out.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 4th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
I did end up going to work today -- no one to cover me to review trades, plus I was feeling A LOT better. But thanks for your concern, Andrea! :)
ajayne on June 5th, 2005 05:34 am (UTC)
Glad to hear you are feeling a lot better. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 4th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
Thanks for your concern, Rita! I actually felt much better today and ended up going to work (since there was no one to cover me in reviewing trades...) :P
karmastyxkarmastyx on June 3rd, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
AWWW Sheri please feel better. I'm glad you stayed home and took care of yourself. :) I'll post my tag thing. LOL.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 4th, 2005 07:28 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks Laura. :) I actually feel much better today. :) And thanks for posting your answers to the meme. :)
Expresso Maniacexpressomaniac on June 3rd, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)
feel better soon Sheri!! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 4th, 2005 07:28 am (UTC)
Thanks so much Andrea! I really feel a lot better! :) How are you doing?
Expresso Maniac: Leilani & ball (8/21/04)expressomaniac on June 4th, 2005 08:19 am (UTC)
glad you're feeling better!!
I'm doing okay - just hanging in there :)
the36thchamber on June 3rd, 2005 11:59 am (UTC)
Hope you feel better, with a fever like that it's good you stayed home...get better will ya...:D
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 4th, 2005 07:29 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks so much Doug! :) I'm feeling so much better today - thanks for the nice wishes! :)
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on June 3rd, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you feel better, Sheri! And please, don't go too early back to work.

I'll do the tag thing today evening. Now I've to drive to be in time to feed my sister's cats and the horses.

Big *hugs* to you, Sheri. :)
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on June 4th, 2005 07:31 am (UTC)
Awww, Sabine you're so sweet! :) I did end up going back to work today, but I do feel much better and I didn't have anyone to cover for me this morning so I had to go in... :P

Thanks for doing the meme - I loved reading your answers. :)

Big *HUGS* to you and Micki! :D
Care: hugscareleswhisper on June 3rd, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that you don't feel well. :/ I hope you're feeling better today. *hugs*

I got tagged! :) Thanks Sheri. :D
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 4th, 2005 07:32 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Carrie. :) I feel A LOT better today! :)

Thanks for posting your answers for the meme! I loved reading them! :) *HUGS* to you!
karen: raul hairwakedistracted on June 4th, 2005 12:00 am (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon, Sheri! Watching Broadway.com videos always makes me happy, too, though. :)

And ditto on the listening to showtunes! It always makes me so immensely happy.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 4th, 2005 07:33 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks Karen! And yup, nothing cheers me up like watching Broadway.Com videos - I think it's what helped me get better yesterday! Especially the "Behind the Scenes at DRS" - I loved that video! :) And show tunes are definitely good medicine as well! :) *SIGH* :)
Kananigirlkananigirl on June 7th, 2005 10:42 am (UTC)
Ooooooooh no way to the Soap Opera fan fiction? I didn't know that. That's really interesting. Then again I like watching DoOL when there's singing. *LOL*

Wow I got tagged again. *LOL* I guess, cause what I put on my lj. ;-)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 10th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
Not all soap opera fan fic - because some are just silly... OLD Danny and RealMichelle fiction is good (and not even written anymore - I have to read the archives!)

And I actually tagged you before you wrote your entry! I guess you didn't see it... :)