Saturday, October 12, 2013

On the mend

The cold kicked my butt this week.  Every day that I went to school I regretted it.  I would think that I was feeling ok and then I would get to school and have a sneezing fit or just feel blah.  On Thursday I finally decided that I wasn’t been productive in any way and that I should just go get some rest, so I left school around 2:30.  I had to go to the grocery store which was exhausting but I had to get dog food.  I also got some soup and stuff for grilled cheese sandwiches.  That always sounds good when I’m sick.  I got home and got in bed.  Matt got home a little after 5:00.  He headed out to a library meeting that I decided not to attend.  I stayed in bed and watched The Big Bang Theory and was asleep by 10:00.  I was coughing in the middle of the night so by the next morning I still felt exhausted.  I talked myself into taking the day off to get more rest.  I’m glad I did.  I ended up sleeping until almost 11:00 a.m.  I just stayed in bed most of the day.  I started having some coughing fits yesterday evening, but I took a Mucinex and that seemed to help.  Matt cooked burgers on the grill and then we had to get the bed set up in Josh’s room since he was going to come home for the weekend.  I still felt tired and weak so I stayed in bed most of the evening.  I got up to visit with Josh when he got home and then went to bed around 11:30.  I slept in this morning until about 10:00 and am feeling much better.  Still not 100% but I think I’m on the mend at least. 

I have a band concert at 2:00 today.  I’ll be glad to get that over with.  I’m not sure what we’re going to do about Matt’s desk that is in Josh’s room.  It has fallen apart in the move and I’m not sure we can put it back together without some kind of professional help.  Neither of us are very handy when it comes to stuff like that.  I think it might be easier to just buy him a new desk.  Well, I guess I should get up and going.  I probably shouldn’t stay in bed all weekend. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A suggestion from someone who was in the trenches for 21 years with kids sneezing and coughing on me: take probiotics on a daily basis, zinc & echinacea at the first sign of a cough or sore throat. I also took, and still take, flu shot each year. I did this the last 10 years I taught and never got sick. My husband thought it was a bunch of hooey, until the grandkids came along and he caught every cold they got. He too now takes the probiotics. Hasn't been sick since. Words to the wise.