They call it "the common cold." Sounds harmless enough right? Well it's not....especially when two of you are suffering at the same time.With only one sick the other can take care of things, but when you both are down...it's a problem. Try as I might..with all the precautions I took....I still caught Joe's bug. It's an upper respiratory infection.... sounds a little more interesting with that name.It all started with a tickle. It is now a full blown pain in the neck We are like zombies passing in the hallway...just nodding because it's too painful to talk. We sound like two seals... barking when we put our heads down to nap..Our house is cluttered with Kleenex boxes, thermometers, Vick's, cough meds, and pitchers and pitchers of water. The Keurig has been busy with tea making. Our lemon supply has run out. We are both on the mend and the coughs are starting to break up. It won't be long before we are back to normal.
I was thinking just yesterday, how wonderful it was when I was young and caught a cold. My mom was there to pull my shades, fix my pillow, freshen my sheets, bring me cold drinks, make strawberry jello with bananas, rub Vick's on my chest and cover it with a piece of warmed flannel. The fumes from the Vick's soothed my cold. She would fix poached eggs and cream of wheat and that wonderful warmed milk on toast.I had not a care in the world...she would take care of me. I didn't appreciate her for her care in those days, but today....suffering with this bug...I wish she were here.