Have had a painful stomach for three days. Last night I ate some scrambled egg and was in bed by 9.15pm. But I woke up this morning feeling as if I'd been trampled by a herd of elephants in my sleep. Every muscle and joint is aching, my head is banging, my neck and back are stiff and I am dragging myself around. Then I remembered Mr G's step-daughter came round last weekend complaining of similar symptoms and now she's off work with a virus. Nice of her to pass it on! She works in a school so is always picking up bugs.
Now for something funny. I haven't been able to wear a bra all week because I have developed some itchy spots on my chest and the skin on my ribcage has gone super-sensitive and feels bruised and sore. (Hope it's not shingles.) Just now, I was coming upstairs and needed to carry a mug of coffee, my phone and 50 padded envelopes which the postman has just delivered. I use them when I sell things on Ebay. It was one of those occasions when you need at least three hands, but being one short, I used my hands for envelopes and mug and, not having pockets in my clothes, I shoved the phone down my bra.
Except I wasn't wearing one. The phone slithered down to waistband level. I nudged it with my elbow and it shot down my velvet jogging bottoms and out onto the floor. I left it there, dumped the rest of the stuff upstairs, then went down and retrieved it. Sitting here typing, I felt an odd sensation, as if something was tickling my left nipple. The 'something' moved. With a cry of horror, I shoved a hand up my sweatshirt and felt a 'tail'. A mouse? Up my jumper? I gave its 'tail' a tweak and out fell my mobile phone case. The phone must have slid out of it and left it behind as it went on its travels. I don't think I'm having a very good day!
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