I am now on Day 7 of my cold.
I hate being sick during the Christmas season. Our tree isn’t up yet, I haven’t done any Christmas baking, and I’ve only bought one present. I feel so behind!
But I know that my cold will go away and my Christmas to-do list will eventually get done, but right now I feel entitled to be whiny and miserable.
I survived the week mostly on water and DayQuil, but it didn’t help shut off the faucet of a nose I’ve had to deal with. I finally had to poll my Facebook friends on Friday to see what else I should try. One friend recommended Advil Cold & Sinus, so I stopped in the drugstore during my lunch break and went one step further and bought Advil Cold & Sinus Plus. They “may cause drowsiness”, but the number of Kleenexes I used that afternoon went down significantly, so I wasn’t going to complain. I also had a Christmas party to attend Friday night, so I begrudgingly took two more and had to pass on rum & Cokes. Sad face.
My weekend consisted of more liquids, cold meds, and Kleenex. When I wasn’t sleeping, I was glued to Mrs. Brown’s Boys on Netflix. It reminds me a little bit of Royal Canadian Air Farce with the way the studio audience is included in the show, and I love how they include outtakes while the show is going on instead of leaving them until the end credits.
Hopefully next week I will be able to report that I am all better and have been extremely productive. Pray for Mojo.
Have you caught the cold that is going around? I can name three co-workers who I think I caught my cold from.
What are your tried-and-true remedies for getting rid of a cold? What about ways to avoid getting sick in the first place? DO TELL!