My body is taking revenge on me for snowshoeing yesterday and skiing on Saturday.

                    It’s worse than just not being able to move. Although that’s part of it.

                    I also have a migraine that won’t go away. I’m sure I got dehydrated yesterday, only adding to that pain.

                    But today, I just felt sick. Tired and sore and sick. Not sick to my stomach or feverish… just sick. I could just barely move. Kaitlyn and I watched two movies then took a nap for like three hours.

                    Perhaps I’m not cut out for all this French activity.

2 Responses to “AARRGH”

  1. Todd says:

    See, I thought the whole thing about the French was that they were very easy-going and soft. Your approach doesn’t seem to be working. May I suggest just hanging out in the ski lodge, sipping wine, eating danish, and looking sharp in your overpriced ski gear. That, to me, sounds more French like….but that’s an American’s perspective.

  2. Todd says:


    French health minister seeks nap study

    The French already enjoy a 35-hour work week and generous vacation. Now the health minister wants to look into whether workers should be allowed to sleep on the job.

    France launched plans this week to spend $9 million this year to improve public awareness about sleeping troubles. About one in three French people suffer from them, the ministry says.

    Fifty-six percent of French complain that a poor night’s sleep has affected their job performance, according to the ministry.

    “Why not a nap at work? It can’t be a taboo subject,” Health Minister Xavier Bertrand said Monday. He called for further studies and said he would promote on-the-job naps if they prove useful.

    France’s state-run health insurance provider will send letters explaining the importance of good sleep. The Health Ministry’s Web site offers tips on how best to get a good night’s rest.

    The ministry’s online “Passport to Sleep” recommends cutting down on coffee, tea, colas, and athletic activity after 8 p.m., shunning TV time or working late in the evening, and listening better to the body’s own sleep signals, such as yawning.

    Bertrand said sleepiness causes 20 percent to 30 percent of highway accidents across France each year.

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