Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Even My Dog Wasn't This Sick

Had a great weekend in the midst of all the snow. We had around 5 inches or more in the western part of the state and it wasn't too much fun. Fortunately, I spent most of the time cozied up on the couch under a blanket at my grandma's house. She had ankle surgery last week and needs someone to be there for her (though she is incredible at getting around on her scooter and doing things for herself). I stayed with her most of Saturday, all day Sunday, and part of Monday. All we did Sunday was sit on the couch, visit, watch Andy Griffith shows and an old movie (The Robe with Richard Burton). I haven't relaxed like that in a long time.

Unfortunately, all that relaxing didn't do much to help me ward off this cold. I think last week was just a harbinger of things to come. Things felt pretty tight in my chest, but after I took an expectorant, I really felt the affects (or is it effects? I'm too tired to go look it up...). Let's just say the six-hour drive home was NOT a fun affair. This morning I woke up feeling absolutely wretched. After I got some meds, I slept for over six hours.

That expression "sick as a dog" would seem to apply here except that my dog was NEVER this sick!

My cat has kept me good company today, though. I'm just grateful that she's not mad at me for leaving her behind while I went on vacation.

Unfortunately, most of everything we took on the trip just got dumped in the living room last night as I didn't have the energy to put things away. Today, those bags are still there. Oh well. I'll get to them when I get to them.

The funny thing through all this? I've had an itch to write. Unfortunately, I can barely stay awake long enough to do so!

And not being able to work out is driving me batty, too. Hopefully this cold will clear up in a few days and I'll be back to my normal self - whatever "normal" is.


  1. Ugh. I hate being sick like that. I hope you feel better soon. *hugs* Here's a cup of virtual soup. c(_)

  2. Hope you're already feeling better! (Have you ever tried Airborne when you first feel those icky symptoms coming on? Worked for me when I was teaching.)

  3. It's horrible being so unwell. I hope you're feeling much better soon, and glad you had a good time with your grandma.

  4. Cats always make me feel better. Hope you feel better real soon!

  5. Oh man, that totally sucks. My kids have been sick off and on with various versions of the cold. Hope you feel better soon. I'm envious of your weekend, sounds so relaxing.

  6. L.T. - Thanks for the soup! ;-)

    Angie - I have never tried Airborne, but I'm thinking I need to look into it.

    Debs - Thankfully, I'm feeling better today, but you're right - it IS horrible being that unwell.

    Jill - My cat has been excellent company. :-)

    Rene - I hope you don't get the stuff that your kids have. It's miserable.

  7. Hi Melissa!

    I hope you start to feel better soon, being sick is always an unwelcoming condition.

    Get plenty of rest.

    Blessings to you...

  8. Thanks so much, Tamika!

  9. Hi Melissa !

    Sorry about your current state of "under the weather" !

    Wow - that sounds like an unusually early snowfall!

    Get well soon!


  10. Hey Scott! Thanks for stoppin by. Yep, still feeling out of sorts - hopefully it passes soon!

  11. Hope you feel better soon! I hate coming home from trips and getting sick! Bad timing! But glad you're itching to write!

  12. Jody - It's definitely bad timing! I'm feeling a little better this evening, so we'll see what the morning brings. :-)

  13. Diane6:33 AM

    Hope you're feeling better soon. I'm really jealous of all that snow.

  14. Diane - Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your view), all the snow stayed in western Nebraska. Wasn't a flake on the ground when I came home!

  15. Oh Melissa, I'm sorry you're so miserable! Take care of yourself, you deserve to lie back and succumb to the sleep and whatever it takes to get you hopping again.

    So glad you had a good weekend with your family!

  16. Thanks, Janna! Wish I could stay home, but work duty calls.


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