"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Saturday, December 22, 2012

All I Want For Christmas? How About A Box Of Kleenex!

"Don't kiss me!"  I warned SM yesterday morning.  "I'm sick!" I say presenting him my cheek instead.

"Your annual Christmas cold?"  SM inquires sympathetically, opting to avoid my facial region completely and instead heading south to give my buns a "Good Morning" pat.

"Yeah...I guess!"  I reply congested, reaching around him and grabbing at the box of Kleenex on the kitchen counter. 

"Ahhhh  Chooo." 

Seriously folks, is there anything better in life than a really good sneeze?

I went to work Wednesday morning with a killer sore throat, itchy eyes and a general feeling of DOOM that had little to do with the upcoming apocalypse.

"Try some Airborne."  My Dr. Boss suggested stepping backwards about a foot.  "I had the same symptoms earlier this week and felt better after a day or two on the Airborne."  (At least I know who I got the cold from!!! Geez!)

So I ran out to the pharmacy at lunchtime and picked up a bottle.

I've never tried this stuff but took the supplements as directed and actually felt better Thursday morning.  By Friday morning though, I knew I was screwed.

So I suffered through as best I could at work yesterday and late in the afternoon got a call from SM.

"Hey, I'm here at Walmart.  You busy?"  His phone connection was pretty bad.

"Actually, yes!"  I said annoyed that he was bugging me at work.  I was up to my eyeballs trying to get crap done before taking next week off.  "You got the list?"  I asked.  "Do the best you can...Bye" and hung up.

On the drive home though, I started to feel bad.  I knew that SM went shopping cause he knew that I hated crowds and since I was sick, probably wanted to take that load off my shoulders.

So I apologized to him for being so snappish on the phone as I helped him unload the groceries.

"It's OK.  I knew you weren't feeling good."  He said with a shrug.  "If I forgot anything, you can always go another day."

Looking around I noticed that he didn't buy any more Kleenex.  "Didn't I put Kleenex on the list?"  I ask, voice pitching higher than usual.

"Uh....I didn't see it?"  SM breaks the news.

"Well, crap!"  I say exasperated.  "The one thing I really do need."

"You want me to go back out?"  SM offers  (What a nice guy!)

"Nah.  I've got enough to last me the night and if not, there's always toilet paper."


  1. I'd make Paul go out & get me more Kleenex (with lotion). There's nothing worse than having to blow a sore nose on toilet paper!!
    Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Try Zicam also. Airbourne works to prevent but Zicam helps you get over it quicker.

  3. There is a lot of nasty nasty stuff going around - including at our house. :( And toilet paper is definitely a good substitute for a lack of Kleenex. :) Hope you can kick the crud and feel better in time to celebrate!

  4. Sorry to hear that you are down with a cold Tami, love your Christmas bauble picture. Beautiful. :)

  5. A roll of toilet paper has a handy trash receptacle right in the middle for the used tissue. Hope you're feeling better soon. At least if you've got next week off you can get some rest (hopefully).