Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gimme some Midol! And it's for me! *

I woke up Saturday with a suspicious sore throat, and by Saturday evening I knew I was in for it. Sure enough, Sunday came with a full-on burning in the sinuses, breathing out of only one nostril, achy, fevery, nasty-ass cold. Blech. I'm lucky enough to not get sick very often, but I'm also really bad at it. I just don't have the patience, and I'm not good at slowing down, even when I'm supposed to. Besides, the past week was hellacious. I brought work home almost every night, stayed two hours over one night, and then was out running work-related errands until almost 10 PM on Friday, which is my usual evening for chilling out and cleaning the house. So by Sunday, the house was getting gross. Adulthood kind of sucks, because no matter how hard I tried, I could not convince the cat to do my chores for me.

Things weren't all bad, though. MB let me sleep in Sunday morning while he made eggs and non-pig sausage. Then he went to the grocery store (which he does not like to do) by himself while I stayed home and cleaned (which I could do in my pjs, and was therefore the preferred option). He also made pancakes in the afternoon. Can you beat that? And he got some Nyquil at the store. I don't know what they put in that stuff, but if you told me it was crack and the blood of virgins, I would believe it. I slept like a baby Sunday night. Well, maybe not a baby, judging by the blogs I read...maybe like a...I dunno. Something that sleeps through the night and can breathe through both sides of its nose. I used to figure the only thing to do with a cold was just suck it up and soldier on, but no more. I am converted. From this day forward, it's Dayquil and Nyquil for me, all the way. Breathing is way better than bragging rights, anyway.

* mad points for anyone who knows where this came from


  1. dayquil makes me swimmy-headed. i prefer advil cold and sinus, although i found out last week that i can't take it when i'm working because it still limits my ability to multitask.

    when i've got a customer at the register, another on the phone, someone calling on the in-store phone to tell me their going to lunch, a cashier who needs a key, another who needs change, and someone asking where something is, i really need my ability to multitask. more than i need to breath through both sides of my nose anyway.

  2. I'm with rabidmonkey about the Advil Cold and Sinus.

    But anyway, this was to give you my sympathy--I have that blasted cold too--and hope you feel better soon!

  3. i thank dayquil and nyquil for my university diploma—i ran myself so ragged those four years that i was sick pretty much all the time and i leaned on the drugs to keep me sane.

    good thing it's not addictive...