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Enough of this Coughing Already

Raise your hand if your house is suffering from the dreaded “Spring” colds.  We do live in sunny Southern California, but when our weather changes so quickly from hot to freezing (anything below 60 degrees in this neck of the woods), we inevitably get some colds.  My house has been under the cold and coughing siege for over 10 days now.  First the boys got sick, and now Travel Man is under the weather.  The cold and sinus part does not seem to be so bad, but the cough that this cold brought into the house is not good.  It’s one of those coughs that is annoying, incessant, non-stop, and just drones on until you have a headache.  The Momster here (that’s me) had to pull out all of the stops to help the boys get through the coughing.  We were using Throat Coat tea, cough drops, sugar-free cough drops for Zach (as he is diabetic), juice, water, and the humidifier.  Zach was coughing so bad one night it kept him awake forever.

And now my Travel Man has “the cough”.  He is traveling a lot right now, and he was driving to his destinations for a few weeks and then last week he got on a plane to fly to Northern California. He usually goes through a routine of wiping down the airplane seats and trays with Clorox wipes, but he did not do so on this flight.  I told him that he let his guard down, because he hadn’t flown for a while and was off of his routine,  and then he got “the cold”.  Luckily he has a few days of down time to get over the coughing.

For myself, I am running around the house disinfecting everything; remotes, light switches, faucets, bathrooms sinks.  I refuse to get sick!  I’m doing my Emergen-C, staying hydrated, and getting my rest.  This Momster will not be getting “the cough”.  Keep your fingers crossed for us.  I will keep you posted on our coughing progress.  Now I’m off to get more cough drops!

An Unusual Day

So today turned around 180 degrees for me and it was a completely different day than I had planned on when I woke up this morning.  My plan was to work on crafting some Christmas presents, start some cookie dough for baking over the next few days and play some Christmas music in the background while the prior activities were going on.

But the reality of life set in and this is what actually happened.  The Ranch is presently battling a cold/flu/cough/sinus thingy.  Four out of the five of us have had this nasty cold, but my poor Travel Man he got hit the worst of all.  He definitely had a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day. (Anyone know what children’s book this line is from?)  He came home sick from his trip last night, and I sent him straight to the doctor’s office this morning.  He’s going to be fine just a really, really bad cold.  He has to rest, this is not in his nature, but he has to do it.

Then our grandson, Evan, who has had a little bit of runny nose, and a cough gets here this morning and he has a fever.  He had to stay home from school with the fever, so my living room became the infirmary for the day.  And dear, sweet Evan in the middle of all of the cold yuk lost a tooth. 

So he was singing, “All I want for Christmas is my one front tooth.” all day.  He was very proud of pulling out his tooth all on his own.

I have stocked up on the kleenex, cough drops, juice, lysol, hand sanitizer, and patience, and am nursing everyone back to good health.  It was a bit of a tiring day, but in the end I’m glad I was here to take care of it all.

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