Thursday, February 7, 2013

Under The Weather

I woke up yesterday morning to a sore throat.  And a headache.  And a general achy "blah" feeling.

As someone who has always seems to pick up the strep throat very easily (seriously, for a few years there I swear someone could just mention the word strep around me and I was going to end up with a sore throat!) , I tend to get nervous anytime my throat starts getting scratchy.  I mean very nervous.  I'm always convinced the big mean ol' strep germies are setting up camp.

Once I realized I wasn't running a fever, I felt a little safer.  But still felt icky.  Just... icky.  Under the weather - as "they" say.

And that... that phrase right there... "under the weather"... was enough to set me off on a full day of wondering where a saying like that comes from. 

I mean - aren't we always under the weather?  Unless we're in an airplane flying above the clouds maybe.  Or if there is snow on the ground - or mud puddles.  Then maybe we could be over the weather.  Or in the weather.  Maybe?

A quick google search and a few clicks turned up explanations of nautical origins about sea sickness caused by weather and having to go below deck  - which I suppose makes sense to me.

(and have I ever mentioned how much I love that I can just google all these random things that pop into my head on a regular basis? Well... I do!  "Google it!" or "I'll google it!" are phrases I use pretty much daily!)

Oh... and just in case you are wondering... I still have a scratchy throat and feeling blah today.  But I did manage to drag myself out to the gym for 3+ miles on the treadmill this morning in an attempt to sweat it out.  (sweat it out?  Hmmm... and now I'm off to google that!)


  1. Very interesting! And the picture is cute too. :)
    I hope you are feeling over the moon very soon! ;)

    1. Aw... thanks Tamara! Thanks so much for reading. I appreciate all your sweet comments.

  2. Very interesting post! I also go to Google a lot. I hope you will be real fine soon. I am now a Follower of your Blog. Enjoy the rest of your Thursday.

  3. Hot tea with lemon and honey always helps me. Feel better!

  4. Oh I hope you feel better soon, and I love that you spent the day wondering about that phrase. That is so something my husband and I would end up talking about for half an hour before one of us finally just looks it up! =)

  5. Oh no! Hope you get better soon!

    Thanks for linking up! :D

  6. I have had a terrible cold that I am still getting over and it is two weeks later. I have not been this sick in a long time I found your blog via the bloghop on Dysfunction Junction, I will definitely be checking back in from time to time. Hope you feel better soon. :)


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