I awoke this morning feeling like death warmed over. I couldn't breath thanks to a head full of congestion, I was bitterly cold despite two blankets and thick cotton covering from my toes to my neck, and my head was a little floaty. Yep, still sick.
For a few minutes I thought about going to work, but then thought better of it with the guys in my office having vibrant lives that includes girlfriends, kids, and such. I fired off an email, sat down at my computer and fired up the VPN. A few short lines later it was official: I was working from home today.
The morning passed relatively uneventfully with some research, some work, some troubleshooting, and some coordination. The afternoon flew by with lots of work trying to get something done and then it was suddenly the end of the work day.
My wife was kind enough to bring home dinner so I didn't have to think about cooking (we really need to go grocery shopping soon). And then my brain went blank. It was amazing. Eventually I corralled to the TV where The Simpsons were playing, but I don't think I saw more than thirty seconds of either episode. Blank.
When I got up, I was amazed at how much clearer my head was. Just having that time where I was not thinking or planning or evening processing was like hitting a reset button. I'm going to have to try that again, maybe regularly.
But right now, I'm going to get some more cold medicine, another layer of blankets, and a hot tea.