I wake up at 3:33am. I can’t breathe! I am hot! I kick off the covers and in the process; unplug my DH’s notebook from the power outlet. He tells me that there is a problem with the power in the hotel and the air conditioner is off. I really don’t comprehend this since my head is congested, my nose is stuffed, and my ears are plugged too. Apparently I have developed a cold.
My DH goes to the front desk at the hotel to see about what can be done about the air conditioning. The guy at the desk tells him that they are having a power problem with the hotel and had turned off the air conditioning, but they turned it back on for our room. When my DH returns to the room, I am in the bathroom blowing more mucus than I could ever imagine out of my nose – I empty the box of tissues and I start using the toilet paper. As the room cools down, I am feeling a little better but still can’t breathe through my nose and my eyes hurt.
The room is cooler and I try to fall back to sleep, but I can’t. I read another ebook on the Kindle and the last time I look at the clock, it is around 5am.
At 8am, my DH is up and ready to go to breakfast. I join him because coffee may just be what I need. When I get back to the room, I take a shower and go back to bed. I tell my DH to enjoy Rome without me today. When I wake up, I decide to work on the blog. My DH is watching BBC and/or CNN and going through this financial feeds – apparently he has decided catch up on some stuff himself.
Around 1pm, my DH decides I need food and I decide that I need to move around a bit. We go across the street for a fruit smoothie. It was good! We buy another liter bottle of cold water and head back to the room.
Around 3pm, my DH went out on his own to see a few churches. I slept some more. Here are some of the pictures he took. They are quite amazing and illustrate what a great picture you can take with a cheap camera when the sun is just right!
When he returns, my DH has bought me some Italian cookies from my favorite Italian bakery – what a sweet guy! I blow fishy-kisses at him.
At around 9pm, I am hungry. We go back to Osteria La Quercia because the food is good and it is a quick walk from the hotel. We order Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms and the Roast Chicken. I skip the wine because I plan to be on drugs this evening. The food was delicious! The water ice cold – just how I like it. The walk to and from the restaurant is really pleasant – it cools off nicely in Rome in the evening.
We return to the hotel around 11pm. I take two green gel tables my DH has brought with him. He is not sure, but he thinks they are NyQuil. I take them and I fall to sleep.
Quote of the day: “Thank you, Sweetie!” — Anna to DH who brought her cold, cold, cold water and Italian cookies when she was in bed with a cold — in Rome!