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!)

7 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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! =)

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  5. Oh no! Hope you get better soon!

    Thanks for linking up! :D

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  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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