I’ve been sick all week.
I tried to fight through it over the weekend, but finally went to the doctor on Monday morning and got my hands on some antibiotics. My first ever sinus infection. I tried to sleep, but I have a toddler and kids hate to see adults resting. There were also five people in my house all day on Tuesday, so I wasn’t really able to relax.
I came back to work on Wednesday, but am still all stuffed up. I dream about lying in bed and going to sleep…or dying. Either one. Now I have a cold sore on my lip and a soreness on the inside of my nose from blowing and wiping it all week. I’m like George Clooney with a blog.
Every winter, I feel like I hear people say, “I don’t ever remember this many people being sick.” Are we sicker than ever? A Google search returns mixed results (thanks a lot, Internet) but it feels like it, doesn’t it? I know I get sick more now than I used to, but (a) I’m older, (b) I’m in the best shape, and (c) I have a kid that finds it funny to sneeze and cough on me, so I’m not sure that’s an apt comparison.
My head hurts.
Here’s what I wrote this week:
“Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.”
– Anne Brontë
Stay healthy, y’all.
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