Friday, May 17, 2013
School is two weeks away from finishing for the summer. Two weeks to go until we are sealed off from all the children who DON'T know how to sneeze into their elbow or shoulder, who don't know how to cough so their germs don't go all over the table, who have never heard of a tissue. Two weeks to go.
Four days ago I got the kids into bed and they were all sound asleep and I could hear, coming from the girls' room a cough. NO!!, I thought. Not now, not with only 2 and a half weeks to go. Then the sound repeated itself from son's room. Dang, I thought, we have a cold in the house.
The next day we went swimming and oldest daughter coughed and coughed and coughed some more. Found the source. Son blamed youngest, youngest blamed sister. I think youngest was right.
Yesterday, I got up, worked out, sent the kids off to school and had a normal day. Then I sneezed. Then I sneezed some more. I had two school related meetings yesterday. At the first one, immediately after school was when I started to feel the tickle in the back of my throat. By the second one, in the evening, the tickle was firmly ensconced and I could feel the congestion in my chest.
Two weeks and two days until we were safe. I have a cold. Still going to do my scheduled workouts even if I have to do them with a little less effort. Hopefully, the boost it gives my immune system will be sufficient to kick this thing to the curb. Until then, it's a good excuse for a nap. :)