The Reality of a Day

Warning…I might rant a bit in this post. Might. πŸ˜‰

I pulled out a can of diet ginger ale tonight because a) it’s just one of those nights where I feel like I need to be drinking something while I talk to you all; b) I slept horribly last night, and caffeine just might keep me awake; and c) I need to stay hydrated, though I’m not sure anything of the soda variety really helps.

All of that AND I took a large dose of NyQuil about 30 minutes ago…I’m not sure how well that would mix with caffeine, but I’m not sure I want to find out, either.

The eyelids are already drooping, but we shall see how long I make it before I pass out from exhaustion.

And a stuffed up head.

Goodness, I’m annoyed. This might be the part where there is some virtual foot-stomping and/or slight complaining that occurs within the context of Mel’s day being hashed out for you.

I may or may not have complained in December when I had a lovely little upper respiratory infection that lasted a good 18 days. (Not that I counted or anything…why would a person do that?! ;))

I really thought I had paid my dues for the flu season…so much so that I toyed with the idea of getting a flu shot last week but never actually did.


Guess who woke up with an equally wonderful sinus infection yesterday?

I will not throw too big of a fit. That’s mostly because getting up off the couch to actually stomp my feet would require too much energy. And I’m tired.

Though I might just be pounding the keys on my laptop a little harder than usual. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, so yesterday was me in denial. But by the time Tobin got home from work, let’s just say I was ready to fall into bed. And today, I spent the afternoon on the couch after being out a bit this morning.

I’m kind of thinking a flu shot is no longer a maybe. I’m getting it every year. And if I can still get one when this round of the ick is over, I’ll be the first person in line. Really.

So the reality of my day is this: I am sick, slightly crabby, and not at all myself. (And I probably should have just given myself a blogging pass.)

BUT the reality of my day is that I got an afternoon of snuggles from my favorite little girl…and even though I don’t feel great, I’m not sure there’s a better way to spend an afternoon. :)

This Nyquil is gonna zonk me quick…I better crash.

Thanks for stopping by tonight, friends! :)



  1. Sorry you haven’t been feeling well. Praying you will feel ‘back to yourself’ soon! It’s rough to feel sick, especially when you got a little one to take care of! ((hugs))

  2. I take Congaplex (Standard Process) whenever I feel a cold coming on, and it either doesn’t happen, or stays for 2-3ish days. It’s pricey, but works better than antibiotics for me. When I was prego I spent almost two months with some sort of cold/sinus infection (because I couldn’t take any meds like Nyquil perhaps). Two antibiotics didn’t work. Anyway, that is what works for me. Along with rest and the Neti-pot. Hope you feel better soon!

    • Hi, Lisa…thanks for the tip! I appreciate that…my body doesn’t tolerate most antibiotics, so usually when something like this hits, I just wait it out. (And complain about it.) πŸ˜‰ I’ll have to give it a try next time. (Which will hopefully be next year!) Have a great weekend! :)

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