Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This is me, yesterday

Today, I have a sour look on my face, a sore throat, red rimmed eyes, a headache, body aches, a stopped up nose, and I am in my bathrobe. I am going to stay in my bathrobe. I am glad no one can see me but the sweetheart who gave me this cold to start with.

Sometimes I wonder if the weather affects us more than I used to think. Brian says one fellow he works with comes to work saying when it will snow or rain. It seems his knee bothers him when the weather turns ugly. And I know this heavy duty winter we have had this year has coincided with my back and knee hurting worse than usual. I really don't understand either. If I stay in the house where it's warm I still react to the weather almost as if I were outside a lot. I wonder how my body knows about the barometer when I am in an artificial environment.

I have discovered some things that do help me. And I am pursuing them. I take vitamins every day. And I am trying to do more things that are good for me. I had an epiphany the other day. I have read it, and heard it, and not registered it. But God gave me one body. This one. It's the most important thing I own. When it ceases, so do I. I could have been taking care of myself all of these years but I wasn't. Ok, so I flubbed. Now I am trying to make up for some of the stuff I did to myself and didn't do for myself. We'll see how it goes.


  1. DS woke up with a scratchy throat, so I made him some lemon and honey tea. Hope you feel better soon!

    ETA: My word verification was "mangst." Sounds like the utter misery of the super man-cold, which is always way worse than a regular cold.

  2. Hope you are feeling better. All of us here have been battling colds/coughs/malaise for a few weeks. Soooo ready for spring!

  3. I know it affects me. I can always tell you when rain is in the forecast. I hope you feel better soon. Make yourself some hot ginger tea...fresh ginger, whole lemon, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and sweetened with honey. Simmer all but the honey. It will knock it right out of you.

  4. Judy sorry to hear that bad "cold" fairy came knocking on your door before she got to mine
    I hope you are feeling much better today!