Ironic that my previous post mentioned my upcoming time off being a chance for rest. Yesterday, I woke up short on sleep and not feeling the greatest. I got myself ready for work and ran for the train. When I got off in Tsu I biked in the rain to school. Something had encouraged me to wear my ski underwear and I was glad.
Temperatures were unusually cold and my Monday school was frigid all day. Even with the long underwear, I was shaking all day long. My joints and muscles were all aching horribly by the end of the day.
Both the Principal and Vice Principal at that school go out of their way to be offensive to me, and yesterday was no exception. Fortunately, it was my last day at the school, so I could just ignore their words and pretend like I was content.
After work, it was raining harder but I couldn’t go home because I was meeting someone in the evening. I stopped by an acquaintance’s place, hoping to crash for a bit and chat, but he was out. Also, I stopped by a business acquaintance’s place and she pretended like she didn’t know me. Finally, I stopped into the city library and slept on a chair which helped me feel a little better.
When I got home about 10pm, I checked my temperature and got about 37.7C which probably isn’t too bad, but I don’t know my base temperature. I took a hot shower and went to bed, waking up at 37.1C this morning.
Temperatures are funny. When I was a kid we always learned that 98.6F was normal body temperature. This equates to 37C. However, every Japanese person learns that 36.5C is normal body temperature – almost 1 degree F different. Anyhow, aside from stomach cramping, I’m doing pretty well today and tomorrow I have the day off.