I've been "under the weather" both literally and figuratively for the last couple of weeks. Thinking about this phrase, I conducted a Google search. The Google search took me to sites such as Idioms.com, common idioms, etc. While I could find nothing absolutely conclusive, the most believable origin seems to be a sailing term. Two sources suggested that sailors would climb underneath the deck when the weather got stormy. This made sense. Another source suggested "ill, not well, unhealthy...", yet another suggested "hungover".
Well, whether it's weather or wine or whatever, I've been under it. The air has been absolutely frigid since early December. We've had snow, sleet, ice, rain and WIND. The upper respiratory symptoms started almost two weeks ago. I went to school against my better judgment, supervised the concession stand at the student council Dodgeball tournament on a Saturday and kept going and going....
Now the damned respiratory crap has gone to the chest. I have a lovely cough minus the deep sexy voice.
The sun came out for a bit on Sunday so I attempted to take a walk, to soak in a few rays. It was nice until the six remaining inches of crunchy snow soaked through my boots (sigh).
This winter just seems longer and colder and more miserable than it should be. If you don't hear from me for a while, check under the deck... or better yet the comforter.
I should be out and about in a few weeks.