Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Luck Runneth Out!

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?


Maggie May said...

Hope you will soon get over the virus.

Many, many thanks for the encouraging words over at mine. Much appreciated.

Nuts in May

HalfCrazy said...

Everybody gets the flu, it's the Christmas Season! It gets cold here in my country and the virus is continuously spreading! At least I don't cough like a gun shot now..

Get well soon!

Hilary said...

I'm feeling that scratchy throat feeling as I type. Tis indeed the season. I hope you feel better very soon. :)

TechnoBabe said...

You know what you need to do to take care of yourself, and I hope the cold symptoms are minor ones and that you are feeling so much better in a few days.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I hate colds. I do hope you feel better really soon.

terri said...

I'm surprised, considering your sleep habits, that it's been three years since you've been sick. You must have built up some good immunities!

We keep all of our meds in a kitchen cupboard too, not in the bathroom. It's a habit from my day care days that just stuck. It is definitely safer, if there are any young children in the house, to have them where they can't be easily found or reached.

Sandee said...

I hope you all get well soon. This is a very nasty head cold too. I've not got it yet and I'm hoping I don't. Winter colds are awful.

Try to have a good day. Big hug. :)

wendyytb said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Toni Lee said...

My grandmother said take a spoon of honey and a shot of whiskey every half hour, and in a couple of hours, you won't care if you have a cold! lol

Travis said...

But on the bright side, you know the cold will only last as long as a cold lasts!

Cheers for your New Year!

Sniffles and Smiles said...


Hope you feel better very, very sorry you have to spend any of the holidays sick!! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Hope you have a Happy New Year despite the cold!! ~Janine XO

Dianne said...

feel better!
sinus stuff is so awful, so uncomfortable