5 Not-So-Bad Things About Having a Cold

5. Kleenex won’t go out of business. Isn’t that a relief?  Although half the time I use alternative things like paper towels, TP, etc.  But don’t tell them that….

4. You can threaten people invading your personal space by merely saying,”Don’t make me breathe on you!” (Even if you aren’t contagious, this one normally works….unless they can’t understand you because you’re incredibly hoarse or starting every word with a ‘B’ because your nose is stuffed up)

3. I *thought* having a cold might exempt me, or at least lessen the necessity for me to answer the phone at my job.  I was mistaken.  And in addition to that, the phone was the busiest it’s been in a long time.  Sigh….Murphy’s Law for sure.

2. Colds normally make you cold.  Or at least not-warm.  What do you do to fix that?  Wear warm clothes.  Guess who has lots of warm, knitted accessories….. Me!  I won’t complain about an opportunity to wear my knitting.  Even if I can’t see it because my eyes are watering so much.  

1. I appreciate being healthy so much more after I get over being sick.  Maybe I’m just an ungrateful person, but I have a hard time thinking that I’m only one that does that.  Anyway, getting back to normal feels so good after being sick.  

Bonus points: You can’t smell.  You might think this isn’t a benefit, and any other time I would agree.  But my lack of that specific sense saved me from something everyone else in the office yesterday got the “privilege” of smelling. ūüėČ  I’ll spare the details.  

If it wasn’t obvious, I’m getting over a cold. Thankfully, typing isn’t affected by a stuffy nose.  

Tag….You’re It!

I have inadvertently gotten myself tagged, thanks to Glaiza.  She has a lovely blog, Glimmer of Happiness, and at the end of her Love-Hate post, she tags everyone who read it.  Obviously, I had to follow through!

I’ve seen tags before, but never done one. ¬†This particular tag looks fun! ¬†It will most likely consist of me sitting in front of a computer for an hour trying to come up with 20 things I either love or hate. ¬†How hard can it be? ¬†Well, if you know me very well at all, you know have a terrible time making decisions. ¬†But I’ll give it a go anyway.

Rules: Share 10 things you love and 10 things you hate, then nominate up to 10 blogs to do the same.

I’m going to do it a little differently though, and start with the hate.¬† That way, I get to end on a positive note and tell you all the stuff I love.¬† Saving the best for last, in other words. ūüôā

Stuff I dislike, but don’t really hate, because there are very few things I really hate, and it’s a very strong word…..And here they are:

  1. Wasps.¬† I think it’s fairly safe to say I actually hate wasps
  2. Spiders.  Definitely not my favorite either, but not as bad as wasps.
  3. Being late.¬† I can’t stand being late.¬† And it can’t even be called “fashionably late” because I’m just not that fashionable.
  4. Eating fish.  Shrimp are about the only seafood I like, other than salmon in one particular dish that my mom makes.
  5. Plucking chickens.
  6. Being the center of attention in a large group, and having to utter words.¬† It’s the worst.
  7. Other people wearing my clothes.¬† It’s fine if they ask first, but if that hasn’t been done I really don’t appreciate it.
  8. Being cold.  Especially my hands and feet, which are always cold.
  9. Having a fan blowing on me.  There is something about the inconsistency and the cool air together that really bugs me.
  10. Being unsure of where I am driving.¬† This is why it is best to have a GPS.¬† I have my sister instead, and believe me- she’s much less annoying when giving directions than any automated person is.¬† There is also my iphone, which is muted in such cases as to avoid being bossed around by….it.

Thing-a-ma-bobs I love, in no particular order:

  1. My family
  2. Knitting!!!! And knitting!!!! And knitting!!!! ¬†If you haven’t seen Peewee Herman….never mind. ¬†I love knitting.
  3. My room.¬† It’s my favorite place when I get to knit and listen to music, or have a nice talk with someone.
  4. Music.¬† Have you heard the phrase “Life without music would B‚ô≠”?¬† Those are my sentiments exactly….
  5. Chocolate, especially M&Ms, but chocolate in general.
  6. Spring.  The flowers are blooming, the weather is beautiful, and spring fever sets in.
  7. Getting messages( be it email, text, or real mail like pen and paper stuff) from friends for no particular reason, just because. ūüôā
  8. Being with my good and true friends.
  9. Snuggling with little kids.  Pretty much doing anything with children, actually!
  10. Butterflies.  I love butterflies.

And there ya go!¬† Hopefully you weren’t bored reading those.¬† I know some of them are fairly obvious, but maybe you were surprised by some of them.¬† And following Glaiza’s example….If you read this, tag!¬† You’re it!!!¬† I’d love to read what you mildly detest, loathe with your whole being, kind of like, or just really love. ¬†I didn’t want to have to follow the rules and pick just 10 bloggers….So I picked all of you! Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading!

It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like….

Everyone’s sick.¬† Merry Christmas.

Last Tuesday, my sister came down with a sore throat.  It developed into a lovely cough, and irritating fatigue.  Being that I share a room with her, the likelihood of me catching it was pretty high.

Sure enough….Thursday I woke up with a sore throat.¬† The rest of the viral plague took longer to set in, so I went to dance that night, and work the next day!¬† Thankfully, my job isn’t too terribly tiring.¬† However, it still wore me out.

When my dad and I got home from work Friday night, everyone else in the family was down with it.¬† My sisters and I were still really hopeful that we could stick it out, and perform the next day at our Christmas dance performance.¬† That didn’t happen.¬† Most of us woke up Saturday feeling even worse.¬† All the same symptoms- sore throat, cough, fatigue.¬† General nastiness.¬† I continued to be thankful that there was no runny/stuffy nose involved- I’ll take a sore throat over that ANY day.¬† Anyway, we all spent most of the day lying around in varying degrees of consciousness.¬† That is, except my dad, he hasn’t gotten it yet.

I can’t remember a time where I was as fatigued as I was on Saturday.¬† Even after spending most of the day dozing(which rarely happens to me), I still had a good nights’ rest!¬† I would’ve been terribly disappointed if I hadn’t, so it worked out for the best. ūüôā

Sunday was much better.  Most of us were able to sit up and laughter reentered the house.  So much so that my roommate and I were quite slap-happy for most of the afternoon.  Coughing and sleeping were still the most accomplished actions of the day though.

Monday….Monday is kind of blurry, but everyone was still doing quite a bit better.¬† But….I noticed that everyone started developing runny noses, including me. Sigh….

Tuesday we all were doing things like normal, and even eating regularly!¬† The sickness had taken away the desire to eat, because we weren’t miserable enough.¬† Not that we could eat any of them, but we started baking Christmas cookies for friends too!¬† It was a pretty good day.

Thankfully, we got this over before Christmas!!!¬† I can think of worse things to have on Christmas, but no sickness at all is optimal.¬† So now we can put away the table decorations- Vitamin C, Garlic, Colloidal Silver, cough syrup, cough drops, and my mom’s assortment of homeopathic remedies.¬† Oh!¬† And we can’t forget the good ol’ GermX and disinfectant wipes.¬† ūüôā¬† Our little gingerbread house candle centerpiece is going to be so, so¬†lonely.¬† However, the rest of us won’t mind a little separation from all those things.¬† Yes, they’re great to have around when there’s sickness, but we are ready to be done with them!

So, my family and I have just one more thing to be extra-thankful for as we celebrate Christmas this year- health!  Added bonuses include some weight lost and very toned, tight abs from coughing!  Who can complain?

We are also SUPER-excited that my brother is coming home from Iowa on the 23rd.

It’s beginning to look like we’re going to have a great Christmas.¬† Now, if we could only get just enough snow to have a white Christmas…. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas (or whichever holiday you celebrate), and a very happy new year!