Monday, July 12, 2010

Under the Weather

This one is for all the women out there fighting a summer cold. Yes, THE cold. You know the one I’m talking about. This is how I amuse myself when I’m under the weather:
  • Practice swallowing, just to make sure I still can.
  • Sleep in bed.
  • Sleep on the couch.
  • Sleep on the bathroom floor.
  • Read articles online that tell me how to get well fast.
  • Wonder why there is a difference in temperature between my two ears; it can’t be human.
  • Watch my eyes dilate in the bathroom mirror until I get dizzy and have to lie down again.
  • Blog (obviously).
  • Watch infomercials and consider buying a juicer. Argue with myself that if I had a juicer, I’d take in more vitamins and would never get sick.
  • Take meds and set alarm for four hours.
  • Sleep some more.
  • Wake up four hours later and try a different brand of medicine because the last one didn’t provide relief.
  • Read medicine labels to find meds that are compatible with each other so I can take more.
  • Drink water like it’s going out of style.
  • Give up on meds and dig out the vitamin supplements.
  • Avoid computer for extended periods of time as the screen makes my eyeballs feel like they’re coated in thumbtacks.
  • Practice free-throwing my used tissues into a wastebasket.
  • Sing, if it doesn’t hurt. I have the best singing voice when I'm sick.
  • Think about making chicken soup, but then realize I’m too tired to do it and it doesn’t sound that great. Plus, I’d have to go to the store and get ingredients.
If any of you ladies are feeling under the weather, I would be happy to bring you some hot chicken soup or at the very least (and most) pray with you for a speedy recovery. Please just indicate it in the comments section below and I’ll get in touch with you. God bless!
Andrea Perry


  1. Andrea, made me laugh out loud. And that is just what I needed is my birthday and several sad things have happened to people that I care about. But good things have happened too...I just received fresh flowers at the door from a daughter in Columbus and the phone was ringing and another daughter called to say, "Happy Birthday." I am blessed...thanks again...laughter is the best medicine! Patricia

  2. I laughed, too, Patricia.
    Thanks, Andrea.
    I just got over my cold. Wish I'd had your suggestions a couple weeks ago. Maybe I could have skipped the hot tea with lemon. *Yuck!*


  3. Happy belated birthday, Patricia! Glad I could make you laugh on your special day. :)
    And Karen, I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. Colds are no fun, especially during the summer.