Weekend Rest

When I was younger, I was taught to take a shower if I get rained on so I don’t get sick. I used to think there was some kind of bacteria in rain water that needed to be washed away. As I got older, I began to think that rain water is really just harmless water — I’d simply dry off and nothing would happen. I was reminded of this childhood belief when I got rained on yesterday while I was biking. It was quite a heavy rain and I did not wear my poncho. When I got back to my apartment, I had several guests who came in and out of the apartment until late in the evening. By the time I went to bed, I felt lightheaded and feared I might be getting sick. Today, I stayed in bed most of the day and rested. I’m trying to decide whether to attribute this discomfort to the rain, to a very busy weekend, or to my body telling me it wants to rest. When I finally got out of bed, I felt a lot better.

I managed to do my laundry, but my one great achievement of the day was to get to the dishes:

before ...

... and after

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