“Apparently I have a “Woman Cold.” It’s similar to a “Man Cold” only I can cook, take care of the kids, pets, clean the house and still do the laundry” quoted from Status Shuffle, Facebook.
If you’ve read my blogs over the last couple of days, you know that I am fighting a head cold. My oldest daughter and I got it several days ago. She is better but I am still struggling with it. The only place that I think we could have gotten it from, was when we were at Target. I forgot to clean the cart handles when we took it from the cart parking area…now, I’m paying for that lack of diligence. Did you know that the average shopping cart, according to researchers is dirtier than the public bathroom because the carts are not cleaned? Let’s face it…people don’t use Kleenex. They just sneeze into their hands plus researcher show that about 30-40% of people don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. Ooh! So, please use the sanitizer wipes to wipe down the cart handles before you go shopping it’ll save you the torture I’m experiencing now. I hate colds!
The quote that I started with, is an indication for my rant today. Men be warned. Yesterday after doing somethings around the house, my nose kept running and my head kept feeling like it was going to explode so I took some medicine. It was all we had in the cupboard because I already took all the “real” pseudoephed. The fake stuff doesn’t really work, not for me anyway. It was NyQuil. I was toast. I had to lay down to sleep which would have been awesome except I kept getting woken up. I finally, got up and made dinner but by the time I’m done, I felt worse than before the NyQuil because now I’m nauseated and dizzy. Yuck! So, I went to bed.
This morning, I woke up to my husband asking one of my girls what time the Easter Egg Hunt was and where. He was telling her that he’s sorry he promised to take her but he had to work. I knew what that meant, he was trying to get me to take her. After 13 years, you learn the not so subtle nudges. I got up to take a shower. The runny nose has stopped, praise God but the nagging cough has now started. I sound like I’m hacking up a lung. I get dressed and go out into the kitchen. I already know that there are piles of laundry on my bedroom floor because I wasn’t able to fold them yesterday or the day before but I didn’t know that my living room and kitchen was now a certified disaster area. There are dishes piled high, the dishwasher needs putting away because it’s clean and has been for two days. There are piles of blankets, books and toys everywhere in the living room and there is a huge pile of laundry waiting to be done on the laundry room floor. I may not be the best house-maker in the world but I try…could I get a little break?
So, today after the Easter Egg Hunt, I will get real medicine to help my cold…really all medications do is mask the symptoms so that we can function, get Easter Dinner fixings and straighten out the house.
Thanks for listening to my mommy rant.