The only way to get the most out of a day off sick is when you're not too sick to enjoy it.
I had a bit of a sore throat and sniffles yesterday. It didn't develop into anything bad, in fact I feel better today than I did yesterday. But since it was Sunday and the doctor's wasn't open, I self-medicated and went to work.
So being off sick today only meant that I'm getting more out enjoyment staying out of the office today than I would have yesterday. Does that make sense? It sure does to me when I'm cuddled up on the couch with the dogs and a bowl of throat-soothing pear sorbet with the new season of Desperate Housewives on TV.