What a nuisance – this business of having a cold, particularly when it’s summer and you just don’t have the time or patience to deal with it. It started with a sore throat two days ago and has progressed to running eyes and nose, congestion in sinuses and a cough that saps my energy.
My routine of the past two days has gone something like this: Wake up, wash face and brush hair, call the office to say I can’t come in today, make coffee and oatmeal, walk outside with the dogs to greet the beautiful summer morning; bring dogs inside and give treats. Eat oatmeal and catch a few headlines. Exhausted, I fall back into bed.
Adjust covers. Remember I didn’t bring a glass of water to the bedroom. Back to the kitchen. Dogs follow and go to waterbowl which is empty. Fill waterbowl. Back to bed. Oops, forgot to bring iPad and iPhone. Get up to retrieve them. Check mail. Browse the web and catch up on what a few fellow Bloggers are up to today. Oh, forgot to take over-the--counter cold remedy. Go to bathroom and swallow pill. Back to bed. Adjust covers. Remove extra pillows and settle in for a rest.
Gee, it feels so hot in the house. Get up and adjust thermostat. Dogs follow. Think I’m taking them for a walk. No, I tell them, I don’t feel like it. They stare at me and wag their tails. OK, not a real walk, but I’ll take you outside but just into the yard, not into the fields, not today. Waste 15 minutes while dogs sniff around yard. Getting weak now. Must get back to bed.
Pile up in bed. So do dogs. Wow, they look exhausted, don't they? Me being sick is rough on them too!
|Kris, foreground, and Valerie|
So has gone my last two days. But I have a positive attitude. I DO HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. This is just temporary and I will feel better tomorrow, at least after I get a prescription from my doctor. I sit here looking at the computer screen and my eyes are about to close shut. Time to go fix my honey and lemon and tuck in for the night.Do you have any special “cure” for the common cold? Do you take over the counter cold medications?
I suppose that sooner or later all of us succumb to a common cold; I usually have at least two each year. This is my second one of 2012 and that will do me just fine, thank you very much.I don't get winter colds; just spring and summer ones.
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And by the way: why is is called a "cold?"