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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Flu And Cold Season Is Here…Now Odie Is Working Over Time

For days my allergies have been driving me crazy. My nose has been all stopped up, itchy and watery eyes. Then, Tuesday night my youngest came down with a sore throat. He woke up in the middle of the night with it really hurting so, I gave him a Tylenol. When I got him up to get ready for school he was really feeling bad so, he stayed home from school. Then it was time for my husband to get up and ready for work. Yep, he was sick too. So he stayed home from work and just worked from home. Apparently, about six other people at the office worked from home too. I hope that it is not the flu but, I have a feeling that it is. My daughter called me several days ago and she has the flu. Then, it was my turn. So far, it is just a really sore throat, tummy ache and overall feeling bad. I was planning on getting a pneumonia shot next week when I went to the doctor. But, who knows if I will be able to or not? So, since everyone has been sick poor Odie has been having to take care of all of us. Poor thing is so worried. He doesn’t really know what to do when it is someone other than me being sick. (New readers, Odie is my miniature American Eskimo. He thinks that he is my nurse and loyally takes care of me no matter what)

All was not lost last night though. My husbands all time favorite holiday movie came on. “A Christmas Story” we have watched it every holiday season for the past 15 years. I like it too, just not as much as he and my youngest do. Anyway, I found the clip of my favorite part of the movie. It is after the family goes to get a Christmas tree, after they have a flat, after Ralphie drops the “F” bomb and after his mother puts soap in his mouth. Ralphie has a dream that he is a blind beggar and goes to his parents house. They ask him what has happened to him and his reply is, “it was…soap, poisoning.” The soap poisoning is my favorite part. I never have understood why anyone would put soap in their child’s mouth?


We went to the doctor and I have a sinus infection. I guess that I need to get my nettie pot and goldenseal out to clear my nose. It is not one of my favorite things to do but, it does clear your sinuses. My son has some kind of viral infection so he is still feeling bad too. =( Hubby is back at work and seems to be feeling better.


The Fitness Diva said...

Hope you get well soon. Great movie, funny clip! ;)

Mandy said...

TheFitnessDiva ~

Thanks =) we are all feeling much better. It took until yesterday to feel any better but, today is much better!

Glad that you liked the clip. It is my sons favorite too.

Viveca said...

I have sinus "issues" since I moved to Virginia. When the barometer changes that's where I feel it and from there I can end up with a migraine ...

Last week I was on my way when I had overwhelming urge to stop and eat Mexican Food. I gobbled down the salsa - heavy on the tomatoes and heaped on the cilantro.

I walked out of there feeling GREAT. I've been meaning to look up the health benefits of tomato and cilantro to see ever since ...


Mandy said...

Viveca ~

Problems with sinuses is no fun at all. There are certain places that just drive mine crazy the entire time that we are there.

Mexican food is almost a "comfort food". Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene and the peppers from Mexican food are really good to clear up your sinuses. The help with something else but, I can't remember at the moment.