Kicked in the Butt
I've spent the last four days flat on my back wishing I was dead. It isn't a flu bug - it's a nasty cold. Nothing hurts except my chest, sinuses, nose & itchy dripping eyes. One day I was perfectly fine & in the night I woke up with this nasty crap. After pawing through my bathroom drawers, I came up with TWO night time COLD capsules - the day ones were all gone, FOUR pouches of NeoCitran that expired in 2002 & one NeoCitran cough strip that expired in 2006. Fat lot of good that stuff did! Can't go out to buy more because I look like I've been through the wars!! And I can't shut off my nasal drip except when everything suddenly backs up, blocks my sinuses completely, gives me a sneezing attack & shuts my bloodshot eyes which constantly run. Thank gawd for the 48 rolls of cushy, soft toilet tissue which has been a whole lot kinder to my nose than boxed tissue. I'm treating the cough - which feels like someone's tearing out my lung - with hot tea laced with Bailey's. The alcohol relaxes the cough & the liquid seems to soothe everything else. I just hope the Bailey's lasts for the duration!!! Donations can be left outside the door . . . .
I have to say I've felt so bad that I haven't felt like working on anything until today. Maybe that's a sign! But,this morning, I started on the heel of a sock I started last week. And that's SLOW for me. I promised cuffs to my buddy Bryan at work & the socks are the Boss's birthday present. Bryan, Chris & I all have birthdays in April or the first week of May. Both of the boys want more socks. Chris only has the one pair & I hear he keeps washing them out so he can wear them again the next day. I'll have to make sure he gets a couple more pairs. Bryan has several pairs but has hinted about more & Diane, our other instructor, will take any & all I produce. My work is cut out for me!