Friday, January 26, 2007

Day three of what-ever-the-hell-this-is

I hardly slept at all last night. I slept in ten minute intervals. I couldn't get comfortable. I took a Sudafed yesterday evening, one of those 12-hour cold tabs and it dried my throat out so bad it was painful! I'm not supposed to really take cold medicine unless I ask my doctor because of the medications I am taking for blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and asthma prevention. The Sudafed was not a good thing to take. My heart was pounding and I couldn't calm down. It's the non-drowsy formula and I guess that means it keeps you awake, because that is the effect it had on me! I finally took a half a beta blocker to calm things down and it did, but not enough to fall asleep. I kept looking at the clock and time seemed to be going by so slowly. I finally fell asleep just before dawn, then heard my son get up for work a quarter to six and I was up for the rest of the day. So, as the British say...I am "shattered."

I have been eating little pieces of raw garlic. I read online that garlic is a natural antibiotic and if you eat fresh garlic it will get rid of your cold faster. I decided to give it a shot. What do I have to lose? I was taking those garlic tablets, but they didn't seem very potent. Raw garlic is very potent. I probably have horrible breath, but who cares. No one wants near me anyway right now since I am germ-laden.

I mostly blogged today. I didn't feel like doing much of anything else. I managed to make some eggs for breakfast, chat with my friend Myriam from Belgium on IM, and then blogged some more, and then watched some television, talked to my husband on the phone for five minutes, took a nap and had a little supper (cheese pizza and Reese cup ice cream for dessert). Now I am back here again.

I usually don't watch television during the day, but since I was laying in bed and not able to fall asleep right away, I decided to channel surf. Nothing on at all except judge shows, talk shows, news shows, all reality! I want some fantasy, some escapism! Television today is really dull, boring and depressing. Nothing entertaining anymore. There are a couple of good sitcoms, but nothing too interesting in my opinion.

It must have been warmer out today because the ice that had been on the roof was sliding off in huge sheets today and crashing down on the deck making a loud smashing sound. Scared the shit out of me every time it happened. It all looked really pretty all piled up in chunks, glistening in the sunlight. I should have taken some abstract photos of it, but didn't feel like doing anything today.

Going to get a cup of cinnamon tea, and get my book and get under the covers and get warm. Hopefully tomorrow this cold will have started going away. I hope.

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