Walking. Wounded.

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”
– The Buddha

Chinchillas!  I’ve just emerged from a four day bout with a sinus infection/cold/fever and things are still a bit woozy at chez Small Dog.

J. got it first, poor guy, and just when he was struggling free of it, bam!  I woke up Saturday morning with a fever and chills and it all went south from there.  No amount of vitamin C could put a crack in this thing and I ended up taking both Monday and Tuesday off of work – an unprecedented event.

Anyway, I may still not have hearing in my left ear, my throat may be clogged with gunk, and every time I stand up I may feel dizzy, but you should have seen the pile of work on my desk when I got in this morning!  I really couldn’t have left it another day.  Also, most daytime television is pretty terrible and I didn’t think I had it in me to watch The Price is Right one more time.

Small Dog’s Tips for Curing the Plague:

  1. Airborne.  I don’t care what anybody says, my clan swears by this stuff.
  2. Per Mum’s strict training, drink a large glass of water or orange juice every hour, on the hour to keep you hydrated and to clear out the grossness.
  3. Watch Jane Austen movies, or old black and white classics (my preference?  The Women – the 1939 version, avoid the 2008 remake like the very plague you are trying to expel).
  4. Ricolaaaaaaaaa cough drops.
  5. Chicken soup, not just for the soul.

Hope your weekend was a little more perky than mine.  What did you do?  Share and cheer me up a bit?

6 thoughts on “Walking. Wounded.”

  1. I wish I could say mine was more perky, but I was sick as well. I had a cold, my left eyelid became swollen for no apparent reason (until it deflated and left a strange, yet unknown mass inside the eyelid) and I got a rash on my arms and face that turned out to be infected eczema (stemming from eczema on just one finger). At one point, I was taking three different pills and putting four different creams on.

  2. This is gonna sound gross – but have you tried a neti pot? Those things work wonders. I’m tellin ya what, you’ve got to invest. And you know I wouldn’t tell you to use something that sucked.

  3. I spent all day Saturday in a class learning about all the ways my dams will fail if I don’t keep the tree roots, rooting animals and ATV routes off of ’em. Made me feel like quite the rube having taken on the responsibility in the first place. Very rubescent to both my vision and complexion.

  4. My weekend keeping my sister’s toddlers was kind of a blur…I know there was about 30 gallons of apple juice consumed…but my Thursday is quiet, peaceful, and absolutely delicious!
    Hope you feel better soon!

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