Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Glamour puss

I'm taking the sensible route with this flu. I had yesterday off and am staying home again today. I already had Wednesday booked as annual leave, so three days off should do it. I still do a fair bit of work when I'm home (TG for laptops), so things don't fall into complete disarray when I'm away.

Of course, I have chosen the best time to be off - the weather is vile. We don't have snow like the South Island, but the forecast 'high' for today is just 9 degrees, so home is a great place to be.

So, what's with the 'Glamour puss' title? Well, you can imagine how glamorous I look! Trackies, big sweater, slippers and a nana blanket on the couch.

When I watch movies, I'm more likely to be jealous of how women look in sloppy-joes than in evening dresses. Think of how Meg Ryan still manages to look good when she's sick in You've Got Mail. I could never work out how women can dress like that and still look good! Apart from the lighting, make-up and great camera angles, of course!

Yesterday, I was slopping around the house in my sick-girl clothes and I suddenly realised I actually didn't look like a walking couch. Okay, it wasn't a sexy look, but at least I looked better than I would have a couple of years ago (which is the last time I got sick). I'm pale, I have bags under my eyes and my hair doesn't even rate a mention, but I'M NOT FAT!

And why do I have a day off tomorrow? Rugby, of course! My lovely Rongotai boys have a traditional against St Pats Silverstream; not to be missed.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck for the game against St Pats, beware they are hurting at the moment as St Bedes from Chch beat them last week ( by one point) but still WE BEAT THEM!!!!!!

Hope you return to good health very soon, and btw, it was amazing snow storm we had here in Cnaterbury, beautiful, just like a Christmas Card. We had 20 cms of snow....


Cheers


Margaret

kathrynoh said...

Yeah I think we could all look glam when we're sick if we had a team of makeup artists and hairdressers to help us out... and we weren't really sick, just acting.

Get well soon and enjoy your time off.

Jodie said...

I hope you are feeling better soon!!!

Good luck for the rugby on Wednesday!! XX

Anne said...

Hope you are starting to feel better!

At least you are a slimmer sick-girl:)

Here's hoping the rugby game goes your way!

Karen said...

Hope you are feeling better real soon hun!
And go RONGOTAI!!!!!!!!!!!!

M said...

Well I think I will stop complaining about the cold when it 'only' gets to 15. I have nothing to complain about LOL...

Hope you feel better soon but well done on taking the time off to recover. It is the best thing you can do and you should come good in time for the half marathon. Well done on the 14kms - that a pretty impressive distance. :D

M said...

Oh and I happen to think that is a very glamour look (perhaps because that is what I look like often LOL)

Kt said...

hmm, after loosing 54kg, I'm guessing you look nothing like a walking couch!
hope u feel better soon!

Mary said...

9 degrees, yikes! Good to hear that you are at taking it easier at home and I really hope you get better real soon. Of course you're not bloody "fat" anymore also, you are amazing woman!! Enjoy the game :-)

Felicity said...

Sorry to hear u aren't well hope the days at home will help. A 54k lighter sloppy joe look will be so glamourous I am sure.
As for the weather I'll take your 9 degrees if u take my maximum of 4 and over night of -9
But oh the snow is pretty and I managed a lovely walk...even if my nose did freeze.

LeisaB NewMe said...

Hi Sue....hope you start feeling better soon so you can enjoy the rugby match. Good to catch up your posts - 54kg down what a tremendous achievement. I know I always say it but you have really inspired me today to keep at it. Take care.lb

Philippa said...

Hope you're feeling better soon Sue - hard to imagine you being anything other than elegant and graceful, even when you're under the weather...