The other day it rained, it rained for over 24 hours straight. I can’t remember at the old house it ever raining that long unless it was storm season. This was just non-stop rain, no gusting wind and only a tiny bit of thunder when it first started. Other than that it varied from sprinkle to downpour but it never stopped.
Our road is a dirt road, as we’re out in the woods, and I watched the puddles build while looking out our window. We had gone shopping earlier in the week and I was thankful that we didn’t have to leave the house but I did feel bad for the FedEx driver that had to be out in in.
My son and granddaughter have been fighting a bit of a cold, she’s had the sniffles while he’s had a horrible cough. I was doing everything I could, taking vitamin c and drinking my tea with honey, I thought I was out of the clear when he started to cough less. I was wrong, I feel like crud. Possibly what got me was that last week, my sister invited us to go to the Christmas parade and since we’re new here, I was able to get off of work early enough to go. It was nice, having that time to sit and talk to my sister is always nice but to watch the kids and grandkids interact is so wonderful to me. It got a little chilly towards the end of the parade and I left my jacket in the car so I think this is what pushed my immune system to it’s limit. By the time this past weekend got here, I was full cough and cold mode. This one is a bit different, I get a migraine and then the cough just feels like it’s going to blow my head off! I have to hold my head when I know I’m going to cough but it’s caught me off guard a few times. With work, since I work on the phone, I told my supervisor that I brought my sexy voice to work but I just couldn’t make it through the entire day on Saturday. I told them, and it was true, that my breathing sounded like a purring cat. I left early and took more medicine and laid down. That night when I laid in bed trying to sleep more, my breathing gave way to a squeak as I exhaled. Nothing will scare you more than waking up to a cat being almost nose to nose with you while they hunt down the source of the squeak. I jumped and I think my heart skipped a beat a few times. I got back up to try and get it to clear but it just didn’t and I ended up falling asleep in the chair in the living room.
I’m still sick today but I can’t leave work, I have to make it through (need the money). My ears have decided to play a part of my day today and have plugged up. So, I’m coughing, wheezing, sniffling, sneezing, sleepy (more-so with the medicine), feverish. I feel like I’m missing a dwarf.
Only ten more hours to get through and then I can try to sleep again. I might try soaking in a steaming tub! Wow, I can actually say that and it sounds weird. But maybe that will help my breathing and throbbing head? I want to feel better for Christmas, I don’t have to work this year and I’m super excited. I think I’m excited to know how it feels with being in a new place and all. Moving from the old house to here, so far it hasn’t torn me like I thought it would but this is a big holiday so it makes me a bit nervous. With my sister being so close now, I think that’s helped a lot. We’re going to eat Christmas dinner at her house and it’s nice to even think of doing that without having to worry about a long drive afterwards. We’ll have New Years dinner here and they can come over, that sounds nice too.
My other sister that lives exactly next door to this sister, weird enough she has only been over here twice and hardly reaches out to me. I thought it was just because they didn’t want to help with any of the heavy work but even when she knows that we’ve got the house livable and we’re keeping the front part of the yard up while we clear out the back….she still doesn’t reach out. I don’t know what else to do. She knows I’m here and I welcome her in so we’ll just have to go from there.
Oooh, I just found out that I’m making an apple pie for Christmas dinner. I haven’t done one in a long time. I’ll see if I can take a picture of it! If I don’t write anything before Christmas gets here, for those that celebrate it and even if you don’t, I hope you have an amazing holiday season! I’m hoping for one also.