Sweet Shoes and Make it Stop

We had the most amazing weekend weather here!

Too bad I didn’t get to get out and enjoy it. Friday I woke up with a head cold. Lots of congestion, but not too bad thank goodness, because we had Sassy’s birthday party planned for later that night.

But Saturday. Saturday was a different story. My head felt like it had exploded. I couldn’t breathe through my nose at all. And to add more fun to that, my nose would then suddenly feel like someone had turned the snot faucet on full force. TMI?

sick

As luck would have it, I got a call that morning saying a massage appointment that I had been trying to get finally opened up. Could I be there in two hours? Sure, but too bad I couldn’t leave my nose at home.

Nope, I had to take my nose with me. And while the massage was awesome, my need to blow my nose no less than 15 times during the hour was beyond annoying. I hope my massage therapist doesn’t ban me after that mess.

massage

I stayed in the rest of the weekend, resting, taking a decongestant, drinking water, sipping mugs hot mint & chamomile tea with honey & lemon, using Vicks vapor rub and taking long, hot showers with effervescent vapor tablets. Today I started added Emergen-C to the mix. I only made it through 3/4 of my workday today. Now it’s Monday night and I don’t feel a bit better. I can only sleep with my head elevated and on my back with my head facing straight up. I can’t stop sneezing. My ears are plugged and ringing. My nose faucet doesn’t appear to be coming to an end anytime soon and is basically raw. And I just found out I have to be part of a photo shoot at work tomorrow. Apparently it’s a Christmas theme featuring me as Rudolph. Awesome.

Okay enough about me and my throbbing head. Saturday was someone’s first day of work! OMG Becky just got her first job and Saturday was her first day of on-the-job training.

She is a hostess at a local restaurant. Lucky girl gets to wear jeans, an employer-provided t-shirt and a hair bun. (She found out later she has to tuck in her shirt and wear a brown or black belt.) And some sweet all-black shoes.

all-black shoes

Ha! She hates the shoes. But this pair was much better than the only other pair at the store. All black shoes are hard to come by and she needed them ASAP.  She worked all weekend and really seems to like it so far. Not bad for her first after-school job!

What was your first after-school job? I worked at McDonald’s because they were the only ones that would hire a 15-year-old.

Any suggestions to help me get over this horrible cold?

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