In keeping with my Christmas holiday tradition, I'm sick. My guess is from the portfolio critique session at the College where I heard at least four people sneezing. I'll never do that again ... I'll never do that again ... I'll never do that again!!! How can a stuffed up nose become a waterfall in an instant? Watery eyes, sneezing, can't breath, headache ... if there's a symptom, I've got it!!
It all started yesterday morning with a couple of sneezes, achey neck and shoulders and a nice sinus headache. I have become the dreaded mouth breather, which is really nothing new in my house. When I was a kid in grammar school, the only game I liked to play was tetherball. Unfortunately, I wasn't very good at it. I can't tell you how many times I got slammed in the face and was sent to the Principal's office with a bloody nose. That has resulted in a lifetime of not being able to breathe through my nose, which doesn't help my current situation at ALL.
THIS however, is MUCH worse ... sort of feels like a vise is clamped on my face with no relief in sight. The only thing I have found that works, short of going to the doctor (good luck with that, it's Christmas) is hovering over my morning coffee, or hot honey-lemon water as the case may be. If I breath in the steam long enough, the pressure lets up a little.
No Cooper, it's not play time ... it's 3:00 in the morning for crying out loud. GO TO SLEEP!!
My plan today is to dump everything "beef soup" into a pot on the stove and hang my head over my coffee until I can somewhat breath, load up on advil and try to stay warm on the couch for the entire day. I have six full days before departure. Wish me luck!! I really don't want to end up back at the Emergency Room on Christmas morning like last year.