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Is Your Household Battling this Cold Thingy?

kleenexOk New Year’s fans it’s only the second week of the New Year, and I’m tired of my family being sick.  We all have had a cold and cough for the past week or so, every single one of us.  Sneezing, coughing, kleenex, cough syrup, cough drops, Emergen C.  I did not have a big enough stock pile for all of us to have colds at  the same time.  Yikes!!

Break out the Lysol, Clorox wipes, and hand sanitizer.  This thing has got to go away, enough already.  This is southern California for heaven’s sake.  Land of sunshine, and warm weather.  We should be at the beach or Disneyland, not sitting at home sniffling, and coughing.  This cold has been seriously eating into my New Year’s resolutions to get fit, and healthy.  What’s a girl to do.

What we’ve been doing is watching a ton of movies, and we got hooked on this PBS series called Doc Martin.  My parents recommended it, and we are hooked.   And of course we’ve been drinking lots of water, eating lots and lots of soup (most of it home-made too!), getting plenty of rest, and just taking care of one another.

Travel Man is scheduled out of the country next week, I’m only slightly worried because he got the cold thingy first and is a few days ahead of the rest of us, and finally feeling pretty good.  I know he’ll be fine, he just has to remember to drink lots of water.

Let me know how the cold factor is fairing in your neck of the woods.  Is your family flying through winter unscathed by the cold and flu?  Or is your house a cold battle zone?  I’m off to get some kleenex, the soft variety of course.   Hope you all have a great weekend.

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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