I’m currently home sick. I think this is the first time I’ve ever taken a sick day from work. Strangely enough, I don’t tend to get this sick when I’m working. Really good colds are usually saved for when I’m traveling or otherwise on vacation. For some reason my immune system usually just works that way. It’s like it knows when I want to relax for a couple days so it figures, “Aw heck, he’s not working, he can handle getting really sick.” Just like when I got bronchitis a couple years ago while home in Prince Edward Island at Christmas.
Anyhoo, I’m home, drugged up and freaking cold. My hands won’t warm up and I’ve got more layers of clothing on now than I would typically wear on a -34ºC day (with the windchill) like today is. I’ve been trying to do some work (too many deadlines to miss a day) but my brain just isn’t doing very good at assembling coherent thoughts right now. Must be the Buckley’s Mixture! I love to hate that stuff (or is it hate to love?). Why would anyone really want to consume something that tastes like a pine tree. If I really wanted to suck on a pine tree I’d go out back and take a piece of the one that Roxie has been chewing down. Blech! Well, at least the one good thing about Buckley’s Mixture is that it really does work. Well, at least for an hour or so at a time.
My other favorite cold drug is Advil Cold and Sinus (or Coldvil as I’ve been known to mutter at the end of a string of expletives when I can’t find the stuff).
Well, the clock on the wall is telling me it’s time for my next dose of liquid pine tree. Yippee!