Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Under the Weather
I always thought it meant slightly ill, or feeling as though one was coming down with a cold or flu. I assumed it alluded to feeling physically unwell and emotionally unwell too, knowing there was more sickness to come!
Of course I've had to look it up on the internet and I found something interesting: that the source of the phrase came from British sailing ships, when a sailor was sick he was meant to stay below decks "under the weather", perhaps in part to prevent the spread of illness.
Whatever the source of this phrase, it certainly applied to Lil Rascal yesterday afternoon, who came home early from school feeling quite unwell.
It's par for the course to feel unwell at this time of year, and I try to make sure I have noodle soups ready for anything that might ail a Rascal.
For dinner it was more comfort food, a rice based dish with meatballs for Lil Rascal and a creamy sauce. I threw together some lentil "meatballs" for us but they were rather a slapdash-cooking failure.
Hope your Tuesday goes well and that you're not "under the weather".