It's official. Yesterday it was two weeks since I've been in a pool full of chlorinated water, swimming back and forth and doing my thing. I've been on dry land so long my gills are starting to recede, and if this continues I'm pretty sure the webbed skin between my toes is just going to dry up and fall the heck off. If I don't smell like chlorine, am I still me? Actually at the moment, I and everything I've been in contact with for the last 24 hours smell like Sweet Pumpkin Spice body spray. Which spilled in my work bag. Does anyone know how to get the overpowering reek of body spray out of a work bag? Or should I just throw it out and get a new work bag? I've washed it in the washing machine twice now. The work bag, I mean.
Anyway, I've been really sick. It started off as an ear infection. I get those once in a while (see above re: swimming). Then instead of getting better, I got worse and what had been an ear infection took over my whole head, and my chest. I'm on my second set of antibiotics and I don't think they're doing a lot of good. I mean, I am getting incrementally better, but I think I'm fighting a war of attrition, not one of nuclear weapons. Usually two or three days on antibiotics and I'm fine, or at least a lot better. It's now Day 16 and I'm still wheezing and coughing. It's hard to swim when you can't breathe in the first place.
Not-swimming is probably one of the worst things that can possibly happen to me. Not just because of the not-swimming part, which sucks plenty, but because it throws the rest of my routine all to hell. If I'm not swimming, then I'm not getting up at the right time of the morning. If I'm not getting up at the right time of the morning, I'm sleepy on and off all day. If I'm sleepy, I'm not getting what I need to do done in the evening; I'm just going straight to bed. So the house is a mess and I'm kind of a mess and I'm not getting any writing done and did I mention everything I touch smells like Sweet Pumpkin Spice body spray?
Oh, and a guy in Suriname tweeted his undying love to me earlier this morning. Not quite a Twitter marriage proposal, but close.