Sleepy Sundays | The one with a cold

I took this photo in Ontario on the shore of Lake Superior. This is where I wish I was right now.
I took this photo in Ontario on the shore of Lake Superior. This is where I wish I was right now.

Once again, I’m laying in bed, this time with a cup of hot chocolate nearly overflowing with whipped cream, and a nice sprinkling of cinnamon on top. It’s happiness in a cup, and happiness is what I need right now. Yesterday I intended to write and post a blog post, wash all the bed sheets, go to lunch with some friends, maybe see a movie, then have a relaxing evening at home, but sadly, the universeΒ intervened. I ended up at home all day in bed with a pounding headache and a cold. Netflix was my only comfort as I stayed snuggled up in bed with blankets and pillows all around me. There weren’t enough tissues or cough drops in the world to help me. But I thought maybe I’d wake up this morning and be good as new, “maybe it’s a 24-hour thing” I told myself, but no, wrong again. If it’s possible, I feel even worse today. Achy all over, sneezy, sleepy, and all the other seven dwarfs too. Sick days are never fun, but they are especially crap when its the weekend, the only two days when there’s no work and you’re meant to be having a nice time before the dreaded Monday rolls back around. But instead of enjoying these past couple of days, I’ve been here, in this spot, on my bed, in these pajamas, making my way through the titles available to me on Netflix, going through two boxes of tissues, a half gallon of orange juice, and an endless amount of cough drops. Lemon Mint Ricola cough drops to be exact, my favorites. The only saving grace is when it’s time to take more NyQuil to have a little rest.

This is one of those times when a boyfriend would be nice. The time when I’d love to have someone to keep me company, play with my hair to make me feel better, have a Netflix binge with; someone that can just all around make me feel better and make me laugh through all the sickly feelings. But alas, all I have is a cat. An adorable cat, but a cat nevertheless. So I’ve just spent the morning with her, snuggled up, currently watching some chick-flick/romantic comedy films. Right now, I’m watching Midnight in Paris. For a book and travel loving daydreamer like me, this movie is absolutely perfect. I highly recommend you check it out!

My snuggle buddy and I. :)
My snuggle buddy and I. πŸ™‚

I’ve noticed through this whole mess though, that I don’t have as many real friends as I thought I did. I mean, I know a lot of people, and call a lot of people friends, but as I’ve been bored and scrolling through my phone to find someone to text to keep me company, I realized that there aren’t very many people that I really want to talk to. I think it’s just strange how that happens. You can feel like you’ve got so many people that you feel close to, when really, there aren’t very many. And there was only one friend that I was really even interested in talking to yesterday; my best friend, but that’s a given. Seeing all of this has prompted me to think about who exactly I’m calling “my friends”. I’m not a kid anymore, I think it’s time to invest myself into building real friendships with people, meaningful ones. Maybe that’s why I’ve not found the right guy to date, because I’m not investing myself into finding the right people to be around? Who knows. All I know is that I want to focus more on the quality of the friends that I have, and less on the quantity. There’s not much use in having a whole bunch of “friends” when you can’t count on them to be there for you, and when you don’t even feel as though you want them there when you need them.

Well, I suppose I’ll bring this little post to an end, after all of that nonsensical rambling. I hope you are all having a much better weekend than I am at the moment, and here’s to hoping that this cold clears up soon. πŸ™‚

I hope you’re doing well, where ever you are in the world, and I wish you all the best.

-Lexie Xx

P.s.- If you have any movie recommendations of things I could download, or anything that I should watch on Netflix while I’m cooped up in bed, please PLEASE let me know in the comments! πŸ™‚ I’m running out of decent entertainment.

39 thoughts on “Sleepy Sundays | The one with a cold

    1. I suppose you’re right! At least no one can make me go out and do any yard work, or do anything I don’t want to! I have full freedom to lay around in bed all day long, even if I do feel awful and sick at the same time haha. πŸ™‚

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      1. Yep! πŸ™‚ Just like mowing the grass, cleaning up the leaves and everything around outside. In the fall that is actually a job I quite like to do, but now that its summer here its just hot and awful, and getting yard work done, or working in the garden as you say, just doesn’t sound like much fun.

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  1. I’m so sorry your not feeling well. πŸ˜’ That’s part of the reason I don’t use Facebook as much anymore,the quality of friends. If it makes you feel any better,I have to work each and every weekend. My weekend is Tuesday and Wednesday. As for Netflix,I’m watching Fringe,Mako mermaids,and charmed with my daughter. I’m watching Fringe by myself,she’s too young for that one. Feel better,I hope you get well soon.

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  2. Hi Lexie, I hope you’re feeling better today. I can relate to what you’re going through. Just keep in mind that you wouldn’t want to get your friends sick, so better to read, write, reflect, nap, and indulge in cups of happiness. Sending you a big warm hug!

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  3. exquisitely written! wow… i felt like i could really feel you through the use of your words. i could imagine your space and what you look like wrapped up in your comforter and tissues spread around. i love reading pieces that make me leave the space of my own busy mind to partake in the existence of another. i hope you feel better soon. and trust me, i can relate to that friendship thing. i’m actually in the growing-phase of my life as well. i can imagine we must be about the same age because of your entry…

    again, feel better! i wish i had suggestions about Netflix but sadly i’ve never had Netflix so i wouldn’t know where to begin to suggest anything

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      1. well it’s not so much a movie… but when i need a good cry or emotional release, i like to watch soldier “coming home” stories and see how long i can go without crying! lol

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  4. You might like “The Peaky Blinders.” Since you seem to be into British stuff, it should appeal; it’s about an organized crime syndicate in Birmingham, England, in the period right after World War I.

    Feel better soon!

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  5. Hope you feel
    Better soon Lexie. When you are sick may not be the time to analyse friendships as you’re at a low ebb but I’ve always believed in quality not quantity. However I have a few close friends from different parts of my life and then the closest is the small cluster of forever friends since school and university. Our secret is that we all have other friends but none like the cluster.

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    1. That’s lovely, I do hope I am able to have something lovely like that as the years go on with my close friends. πŸ™‚ I’m feeling a bit better today, thank you for the well wishes!

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  6. Being sick is no fun. I recently went through a week long cold however it did not keep me in bed. I even played softball so I would not let my team down. Though running the bases proved more difficult when you can’t breath as easily. Haha.

    And I feel your pain. I would love a girlfriend myself to watch Netflix with, travel with, be there for and vice versa, etc. but these things you can’t force. You just got to wait and hope someone comes along in someway, somewhere. I am old fashioned like that I search hi and low. Haha. But for now, your cat seems like a great snuggle buddy!

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  7. Get better soon Lexie! Colds are really annoying. You’ve came to an interesting point regarding friendship, but remember, when we are sick we usually are in bad mood, andmaybe too critical about things. Try to think about it again later and compare your thoughts. =)

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  8. It’s technically Tuesday now, hope you are feeling better. Not sure if you’d like it but it’s become my guilty pleasure show and very binge worthy, Younger. I watch it on tvland.com but it’s available all over the place. It’s brand new, season one is ending next Tuesday, so you can binge the whole season soon.

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  9. Here’s something that had a huge influence on me. Fifty years ago I saw a Dutch documentary filmed in French called “… a Valparaiso” (1963). After all this time, I’m going to Valparaiso, Chile in November — all because of this film. It’s on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCwYtcdnuQI

    There aren’t any English titles, but the film is incredibly poetic in both its soundtrack and its imagery.

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  10. If you like the OLD fairytales, and I mean the original ones, that were a bit darker as the Disney versions, then Once Upon A Time is a good one πŸ™‚
    New Girl! I have a feeling you would like that one too!
    I feel like hot chocolate now!! πŸ˜›

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  11. Alexis, I found your site after you liked one of the articles at my site, The Ruminant Scribe. Thanks for that. I do hope that you are feeling better by now, but if not, or for saving for another sick day, I recommend Animal Planet’s show “Too Cute”. I think it’s on Netflix but if not, you can get it from the channel’s website. They have episodes of both dogs and cats. Maybe this will be helpful.

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