I knew, sooner or later, it was bound to happen.
I've been fortunate for a good long while now that even with the crazy hours I keep, walking the dog despite the cold, the rain, the snow, being out around the general public doing Christmas shopping and things like that, plus being around two grandkids who are frequently exposed to all kinds of stuff, I had managed thus far to NOT pick up any of the nasty little germy things.
However, I do believe that run of luck has done dried up on me and the way my throat feels tonight, has felt pretty much all day, the sneezing, and what I can by now recognize as the beginning signs of a good old fashioned head cold, I can pretty much guarantee that by morning, my nose will be running like a really trusty Kohler faucet.
Oh well, all good things must come to an end and if I have to be blessed with a stinking head cold, I'm just glad that it decided to wait until this week and didn't come calling last week when I was working feverishly to finish up the last tablecloth (for Mandy) plus trying to get food fixed for our Christmas Eve family get-together.
I finally decided when nothing seemed to salve my sore throat tonight and the sinus activity was picking up steam that the time had come to find some cold tablets that I knew were stashed away somewhere in the cabinet in the kitchen. (No, we don't store over-the-counter meds in the bathroom medicine cabinet mainly because a certain nosy little girl can get up on the vanity and could easily get into stuff like that there.) However, considering her penchant for getting into that cabinet and finding various kinds of cosmetics -eye shadow, eyeliner, lipsticks and blush plus occasionally some bottles of nail polish too and that she likes to trim herself, as well as her little brother in various shades of these commodities too from time to time, maybe we should move those items to some other area where there is a very high cabinet with no easy access to it.
Nah, wouldn't want to do that and take away the entertainment her little escapades do give us with all that war paint, ya know!
But anyway, I don't know who brought this cold home, but whoever did, it seems to have also hit both kids too as both Maya and Kurtis woke up Tuesday morning with very runny noses and Maya's voice was getting pretty raspy too by the time she went to bed tonight.
Thankfully, no other symptoms have shown up that would indicate this is any more than either a head cold or a simple sinus infection type thing -no upset tummies, or anything like that, so I think, I hope, we can rule out the flu then.
And I'm gonna just relax as best I can and let this little sucker run its course in me while the Mucinex DM -my most favorite brand of cold meds -will fight it and help keep me a little more comfortable for the duration.
I was just thinking back to the last time I had a cold and I do believe it was about three years ago, right after I came home from the hospital after having had the colostomy.
So really, I guess I can't complain about that then can I?