Tuesday, February 5, 2008

It's just a cold

but I feel like crap. I have had weird things going on with my ears for over a week. They crackle. It's like they have fluid in them or something. I haven't gone to the doctor because I don't have insurance and I owe them money.

Saturday I woke up with a throat that felt hot and tight. Not sore, exactly ... And I'm all full of snot.

Maybe I should put an "ewww factor" warning on this post. Sorry.

Anyway, I did work Saturday but didn't go to church on Sunday. I worked Monday because there were two things I had to do that nobody else either knew how to do or would be willing to do. The second item was copy editing, and I was supposed to have had that done by last Friday, but was too busy, what with working 10 days in a row and all. The first item was obits, and I have to do those on Mondays and Thursdays, plus days that Jean takes off (which was part of the reason I worked 10 days in a row). So I went to work.

I also couldn't use the excuse that the roads were too bad, because the other two people scheduled to work live farther away from town than I do.

But, they sent me home and pretty much ordered me not to work today if I feel as bad. Which is kind of a given. I've been taking Zicam since Sunday, and I think it's helping to loosen up the congestion. I got the dissolvable kind, and I think each one tastes worse than the one before.

I'm going back to bed now.

Oh, and I made an important discovery yesterday. If you blow your nose enough times, even the facial tissues with lotion aren't soft enough. Blahhh.

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