Thursday, December 21, 2006

Chicken Soup Time

Teary eyes, a scratchy throat, and a dripping, oh so red nose, that starts to tingle and I sneeze three times. Then , just when I think it is over, three more sneezes sneak up on me. I have gone through two large boxes of tissues and a roll of toilet paper (ran out of tissues). And, this was only day three! They say most cold viruses last a week to ten days. Sigh, I did stop and buy some of the lotion filled tissues tonight after work...oh, they do feel so much better.

I left work early yesterday, because of running a slight fever, and since I am new on the job I have no sick days. So today I took no lunch to make up for the lost time. The thing is, I didn't even miss it. The cold medicine I am taking that is supposed to hide the symptoms...steals my appetite away, and makes me extremely thirsty, so, I think I spent the day with a tissue in one hand, and a mug of coffee in the other. It got me through the day though. And by the way...the medicine doesn't hide the symptoms...or if it does, then I would hate to think what it would be like without it.

I had plans for this week, I am way behind on my Christmas gift shopping, plus, I was going to do some Christmas cookie baking, and make two Chocolate Turtle Cheesecakes---they are sooo good----but, I can't, unless I wear a mask while baking, which I don't want to do. I want sleep. Instead I had my daughter make some puppy chow for me to give away at work...and with each bag I included a card letting them all know it is safe to eat because germy ol' me didn't have a hand in the making of it.

Hey, maybe I am getting better, I just had a single sneeze, just one, not three.

Grrr! Nope, two of them just decided to surprise me.

I need sleep, oh I need sleep, a full 6 or 7 hours of sleep sounds so very wonderful.


Fiona said...

Makes you some fresh chicken soup with ginger coz that is great for clearing the tubes.

I'm so sorry to hear you're not well, I certainly hope you shake it off soon hon. There seems to be an awful lot of bugs everywhere right now.

Puppy chow?? *L* YOu give your work colleagues, dog food?? *L*

That cheesecake sounds pretty damn fine.

Be well soon please.

LePhare said...

Trust Fiona to find a food remedy. A good measure of whisky with hot water and a spoon full of sugar. It always makes me feel better even if there's nothing wrong with me.

Seriously Sunny, this is the wrong time of the year to be feeling under the weather, so get well very soon.

Best Wishes, Ian.

Sunny Delight said...

Chicken soup with ginger sounds very enticing, and those tubes def needed clearing.

Puppy Chow my friend is version of a chex cereal snack mix, it is the cereal squares coated with peanut butter and melted chocolate, which are then dusted with powdered sugar (looks like puppy chow) and very tasty too.

Still haven't made the cheesecakes...but have time on Sunday i hope.

Ian, if I had the whiskey I would try the remedy, but only have vodka and rum right now.