Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012

I like one of the headlines on "The Drudge Report" web site - "Hope the Mayans were wrong."  In any case, I'll just take one day at a time.  Somewhere between Christmas Eve and this past Wednesday I picked up a full blown head cold with chest cough, etc.  My ribs hurt from coughing, but there is only a low fever, so I'm just taking over the counter meds.  I can't sleep at night because as soon as I lie down, I cough.  So I have to sleep sitting up, which hasn't worked well.  

Tomorrow I'm supposed to go back to work after 2 weeks off, so this cold has lousy timing.  I can't smell anything, I'm continually gacking something up or down (phlegm-wise) and the only thing that tastes good is hot hot tea.  I feel like I've been hit by a bus......(although never having REALLY been hit by a bus, thank God, so not ABSOLUTELY sure what that feels like).

All the Christmas things are just as they were on Christmas day and I won't be putting them away probably until next weekend.  That's ok since I love to buck convention and enjoy the beauty of the colored lights long after their prescribed time is over.

Not too many thoughts are squeezing their way through my cold, so it's off to find a comfortable chair and maybe a chance to catch up on sleep for a little while.


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I heard Pat Robertson talk about the Mayan prophecy a few weeks ago.

He said (as we Christians know) it is not the end of the world! However, he felt the Mayans were extremely knowledgeable and that we may see unusual events in the year.

Never looked at it that way but I do know God is in control! :)

Susan Humeston said...

Well, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to see all the potential trouble spots in the world right now.......we'll see if the Mayans were onto something or not. They probably just ran out of ink and couldn't write anymore (ha ha)

Island Rider said...

We had that same stuff here last week. We used sinus flush, airbourne, cough drops and vicks vapor rub to get through it. Hope you feel better soon.

Susan Humeston said...

Well now that I've had a number of nose bleeds and my face hurts, I will probably see the Dr. tomorrow. When I get something, I don't mess around. I always have Vicks in the house, but I'm intrigued with the sinus flush. I see they have kits now where you can literally put fluid through your sinuses. When I was small, the elderly German lady that took care of me advised my mother to do that and it helped her. I am just afraid of inhaling the water rather than passing it through the sinuses.....