And unfortunately, after it, kind of a long night.
Yesterday was my early-evening class. I came in at 7 am as usual, prepped and taught my morning class, did a bit of research work, ran home for lunch, ran out to vote (we had a run-off for a couple of positions...probably not an IMPORTANT election, certainly not relative to the big one in November, but I wanted to have my say in the run-off). Came back here and worked a bunch more. Had a meeting. Had the class. We had a guest speaker in the class, which meant I didn't have to talk, but also we took her out to dinner afterward....so it was 8 pm before I got home.
We went to a new-ish local Tex Mex place. Very good food, but...there must have been something in my dish that didn't agree well with me, because my intestinal system started rebelling against it around 2 am, and I was pretty sick for a couple hours. (I don't think it was food poisoning, nor do I think it was a virus, because normally either of those things make me sick for a longer span). However, I did get a cold sweat - and a heavier one than I ever do working out - so I'm guessing "food intolerance."
(The problem is, I will never know for sure what it was. I don't think it was "too much fat in the meal" even though my dinner included a cheese enchilada, because I had none of the typical reaction I get from too much fat, and it was much more like what I get when I either eat too much spicy stuff, or something that I just don't tolerate). It's possible but unlikely that the chips I ate were fried in soy oil...I have found I have a sensitivity to soy, and while the tiny amounts of "soy lecithin" that are in many things are not sufficient to bother me, I do get pretty nauseated if I try to eat a serving of tofu or of soy milk.
(Sulfates. I wonder if something I got could have had a lot of sulfates in it. I have problems with the shredded cheeses that use a sulfate compound as an anti-caking agent, and so I have to read labels and not buy the ones that use that. Or it could be some kind of "flavor enhancer," there are a couple brands of chicken broth I can't buy because some flavoring additive in them makes me ill)
Oh well. Note to self: if you wind up eating there again, get a salad instead.
I'm better this morning if a little shaky and tired out. I drank a big glass of kefir for breakfast thinking maybe the bacteria in it (it's a yogurt sort of thing) might help.
But yeah. I think tonight I'm just going to go home and relax. I think I've also maybe been pushing myself a little overmuch with my hour-a-day-or-more of research: I've been getting headaches from staring down the barrel of the microscope that long. So maybe what I need to do is go through fewer samples in a day but find something else, like reading ahead for my pollinator project, to do with the rest of the time.