Thanks for the Sickness, Spring!

cold medicine

I’ve mentioned it several times in posts here, in frequent updates on Twitter, and anyone who has spoken to me personally has heard all about it–I have been downright whining and complaining about the sporadic winter weather we’ve had in recent weeks. One day there would be several inches of snow on the ground, and the next, the sun would be shining, all of the snow would melt, hopes for spring to finally arrive–and stick around–would rise, only to wake up the next morning to more snow. This series of events was on repeat for weeks and I was pretty cranky about it.

Enter: a big, heaping dose of irony.

Throughout the past week we have had absolutely gorgeous weather. Temperatures in the mid-to-high 60’s, clear and beautiful blue skies, birds chirping and munching on birdseed at the new bird feeder we picked up last week; because buying a bird feeder sends a message to spring that we’re ready for it and then it will arrive more quickly, obviously. It has been a beautiful week of warm weather and I have been terribly sick. Of course, because that is what happens when you anticipate things! It finally arrives and you can’t even appreciate it because you are too busy sniffling, coughing, blowing your nose, and walking around whining about being sick like you’re five years old all over again.

On Tuesday afternoon I was certain that I had allergies. With itchy, watery eyes and a runny nose, I took some allergy medication and noticed absolutely no improvement whatsoever. A few hours later, my list of symptoms also included incessant sneezing, coughing, a sore throat, and the inability to breathe while lying down. By Thursday night, I was much worse. Due to all of the sniffling, blowing my nose, and coughing, the left side of my neck became so sore and stiff I could barely move it. Even after taking NyQuil, I was still waking up every few hours to blow my nose and because of the pain in my neck every time I moved. This cold has been incredibly frustrating.

And that pretty much sums up my existence over these past few days, which explains the lack of updates here. Sorry about that! It’s pretty difficult to focus when you’re terribly sick and high on an array of over-the-counter cold medicines. I did, however, catch up on some movies and television shows, which is really the only good thing that comes with being sick. I recorded the HBO film Game Change, which I liked a lot and may or may not review here next week; I haven’t decided yet. I also watched the entire sixth season of Dexter, and oh my goodness, that show is just great.

3 thoughts on “Thanks for the Sickness, Spring!”

  1. I have a few of the items in your photo on my shelves right now! Spring colds are the worse! And I have a myriad of allergies. I did some major allergy testing a year or so ago, and am now on meds and shots which have helped so much. Still – allergies are one of the reasons I am one of those odd people who like winter more than spring!

  2. I hope you’re feeling better by now! I haven’t dealt with illness since I had bronchitis back in mid-January, but I am dealing with hellish allergies.

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