Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them. ~John Shirley
The creeping crud is going around work, I don’t know what “it” is, but everywhere I look it seems everyone has it. Even I had a slow start on Monday, remember? Heck, that evening Taylor leaned toward me to give me a hallo kiss and I ran to the bathroom to lose my lunch. No need to worry about his ego though. Always the clever one he didn’t even miss a beat when he exclaimed, “ah, it’s just like highschool all over again, I’ve always had that effect on the ladies.” How could I not feel better after that?
But, it’s hump day and we are on the slide down now and I am looking forward to this weekend. I’ve invited my mum over to watch the Florida gator’s basketball game on Saturday, so a little impromptu party with family and friends is on the agenda and Sunday is the Daytona 500. If you’ve followed my blog long enough you may remember I know absolutely nothing (nor want to) about racing but every year I go to a party with a close knit group of friends where the agenda is good times and good food, oh and some silly race on the big screen. I can’t complain too much, there might be a little “gambling” going on to boot. For ten dollars we draw two names and put one in the first out coffee can and one in the winner’s can and the two people who have those driver’s names wins the pool at the end of the race. Yep, glad to say, I am a loser! My driver, who I’ve never even heard of, ended up crashing on the 4th lap and didn’t get back into the race. Fastest one-hundred and twenty dollars I ever made with no knowledge of what I am doing. Flying by the seat of my knickers, yep, I like to roll that way.
The take from? Don’t get so involved with the day to day that you don’t look forward to some fun on the weekend. (whichever day your weekend falls on). Relaxation is not only fun, it has the added benefit of changing hormone levels that seem to produce beneficial effects on the immune system. For example, relaxation training in medical students during exams was found to increase their levels of helper cells that defend against infectious disease, according to a report I read in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. See? What better reason could there be to meet up with friends and let loose? You’re just trying to stay healthy and beat the flu! But don’t take my word for it, try it out youself, I bet you’ll be glad you did!
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