Posted by: chlost | September 23, 2014

Cough! Sniffle! Honk! Sigh…….

Today is the first day of fall. Or autumn, if you prefer.

For me, it is the first day of a miserable cold.

For the past several years, this seems to be the pattern for me. Summer ends. Cold season begins. If I remember correctly, it has happened this way for the past 2-3 years.  Maybe it is psychological.

In any event, I have been feeling pretty awful. I have sick time built up, and nothing on my calendar for the day, so I stayed at home. I never got out of my pajamas today.

It felt wonderful for a while to be so slothful. But then my Midwestern values must have kicked in. Despite my physical ailments, my brain told me I needed to get dressed for at least a portion of the day.

So at 7:30 pm, I put on some jeans and a tee shirt. Now I am dressed and I feel a bit better. In fact, even my cold feels less severe.  I am still coughing and my head is stuffy, but I have a bit more energy and don’t feel so foggy.

My mother used to tell me that if you faked being sick just to be able to stay at home, the karma of the universe would promptly make you sick. I have never felt right about staying at home if I am not really sick.

So I suppose I have to go in to work tomorrow.






  1. Get feeling better. Apparently it is flu season and everyone is doing it.

  2. A nurse came in my office yesterday and tried not to infect me. Guess I’ll know in a day or two. Get well!

  3. Oh, how horrid. I do hope you feel really very much better soon!

  4. Well that’s a sucky way to start fall. Hope you feel better soon!

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