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.