i had a flu shot a couple weeks ago so i won’t get the flu, feel like crap from the flu, sound like crap from the flu, be inconvenienced by the flu… but here’s the thing…. I GOT AN F’ING COLD!
i have 4 days off from work, a mini vacation if you will (get out your tiny violins)and thursday night i started having that damn itchy throat. of course, when i get sick, i ignore it… in fact, i don’t just ignore it, i do more than i would have been doing if i weren’t sick.. it’s like i have to prove to myself (everyone) that nothing will stop me…. so of course, friday i spent the day with my cousins and my family…then went out to dinner with my family friday night. i got home from dinner and i didn’t sleep well AT ALL what with the stuffed nostril on one side, toss to the other side, have a stuffed nostril on that side…toss to the other side again etc….etc…. so bleary eyed saturday i got up, hung out with my kids, took my daughter out, went to the grocery store, and managed, like an idiot , to invite friends over (with three kids) for dinner….so because i invited friends over for dinner and i have learned from alexis the queen of domesticity and good living how to entertain, i decided to cook…. i made carrot soup (so easy to make and people are always impressed because it’s so yummy) with greek yogurt on the side (i’m way too ugly and feeling crappy to take photos), salad with toasted chickpeas and parmesan cheese, ordered pizza, noodles, grilled chicken for the kids and and anyone else who wanted some (i’m not perfect i ordered pizza and chicken!)… baked fresh chocolate chip cookies (had dough in freezer that i had made from scratch)… and i had a lovely time with my friends…although i was blowing my nose and washing my hands constantly which did impede some of the laughs…
then everyone left (way after my kids’ bedtime) and i nestled under my covers hoping for some relief only to be kept awake by once again the stuffed nostril, turn, stuffed nostril. plus, i had been "pushing" fluids for the past 24 hours and i had to pee a gazillion times. and if that wasn’t enough, the feeling of intense panic and increased heartrate for no rational reason came over me. and a girl like me who takes no medication for anxiety, sat up in bed staring at the ceiling and keithy while he snored in sleep delight.
so now it’s the morning, my nose is still stuffed…looking for some holistic remedy so i don’t sound like crap tomorrow on the show.. i cannot take sudafed cause it makes my heart race (and i don’t need any more of that than i have already!) and i would like to be able to have a good night’s sleep tonight.
hope all of you have had a more restful few days.
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