Saturday, February 16, 2008

I'm sick and that's Sad

Someone please explain to me why when things are actually messy every-single-where in my life, I get a damn cold that is making me feel like staying vertical for more than 4 hours is akin to scaling Everest, naked, in stilettos, whilst covered in ky-jelly?

I haven’t had a cold like this in years.. why, dear immune system didja let me down now? I am a Tylenol popping, afrin snorting fool. Oh. , that’s right, you see, I can’t actually take ‘real’ cold medicine. That swill (yes, all of them) makes my heart race upwards around 150-160 bpm and then I can’t catch my breath..or even lie, Afrin, that’s the best I can do. Of course, today would also be the day I find out that apparently Afrin becomes addictive if used more than 3 days in a row… this is not good news, because I have no intention of getting some modicum of relief for 3 days, to go back to the stuffy headed-hearing impaired person I am without it, just to avoid the possibility of a nasal spray addiction. Call an interventionist. I’ll do the time in rehab once I can breathe through my nasal passages full time again..promise.

Everything else, laundry, phone calls (sorry Roo’), dishes, finishing the dang bank robbing book, cleaning out my truck, all that, gonna have to wait. I am miserable and a nap is about the only thing I have the energy for (as if that makes any sense).

On the upside - I love the girl scouts. I stopped at the local drug store this morning to buy a tape for my brand new video camera (!), and there they were, selling cookies. I am almost certain of the medicinal qualities found in lemon shortbread cookies, more research is necessary, but I’ll keep you posted.

So there you go a peek into the action packed-non-stop-hilarity that is my weekend, aren’t you glad you came by?

If you need me, I’ll be on the couch with my blankie and a cup of hot tea.
If not for the dang drought I'd add a steamy bubble bath, but I don't need guilt on top of all this snot, that' d be just plain wrong.


Anonymous said...

Sorry you're sick - damn the drought... take a steamy bath!!! It's not gonna hurt anything to take one bath :)

Her Roo-ness said...

i could not shower for 2 days so you can feel fine about your bath...
feel better girlie. sometimes your body just has to slow you down.
use your afrin. we can go on dr drews celebrity rehab.
(hey...there are some fine tattooed rocker boys on there....i'll get a problem so i can go with you.)

kenju said...

In this case, you need the bath. Add some Epsom Salts and you'l;l sleep like a baby! I'm sorry you don't feel well.

Brianf said...

I feel for ya'! I do. I had it two weeks ago and it knocked me on my ass for three days straight and then took another 3 or four to actually get over it. NyQuil works! Mmmmmm NyQuil !!

tiff said...


And hugs, and girlay supportive shit like dat.

BTW- you're funny when you're sick.

rennratt said...

I agree with all of the others.

Take a long, hot bath.

Feel better!

Roy said...

Er, how did that Everest thing go again?

Well, anyway, sorry to hear your under the weather. Take care of yourself--I remember seeing something in old Indian lore about the lemon shortbread cookies, and rarely do you see an Indian with the flu. Feel better soon.

New URL for the blog, by the way.

Roy said...

Here. I owe you an apostrophe. '

JustRun said...

Yuck, yuck, and yuck. I hope you're better today. If so, I'm sure it was the cookies.

Anne said...

awww... poor you. I hope you feel better soon.

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