Saturday, April 14, 2012

Glad This Week Is Over

I thought last week was rough, but this week was just about as bad.

Monday started out okay. I got the unpacking and laundry done and watered the garden and such.

But, I started sneezing hard as the day went along. Not like when I just sneeze from allergies *achoo*, these were like *Ah, Ah, Ah, AH, AH, AHHHHH- CHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!* sneezes, and my nose started running like water faucet and my ears felt itchy, cloggy.
These were pretty much the same symptoms my niece started with last Friday, so I figured I had caught her Strep throat.

I felt bad on Tuesday but J was home and ready/willing to work on any of the projects I wanted done around here so I got up to tell him what I wanted and supervise.  We (he) got started on opening a doorway between the carport and back porch wall.

He had to work at the urgent care office on Wednesday, which was good, because I was really miserable sick (with a head cold. Other than drying out from sinus drip, my throat didn't get sore or my glands didn't hurt so I don't think I got the Strep part.).

However, we were in for a late-season Frost Thursday morning, so me and the boys had to go out and get our little garden sprouts covered.
I've never had to do this before but I read putting newspapers over them would protect them (lol, newspapers again). We put stakes at each end, ran a string, and draped the newspapers over it. Ended up having to anchor the corners with rocks because of the wind.

R said our garden looked like a little mini-prison camp

Thursday was cold and I felt like heck so I didn't hardly get out bed, only to get me some more OJ or Chicken Noodle soup or take more drugs or tinkle.

I don't care how "old fashioned" it might be, there's just nothing like hot chicken noodle soup and cold OJ when you're sick.

The rest probably did me the best, though. I'm always preaching to the boys how when they are sick they need to lay down and rest and sleep as much as possible and let the body work on fighting the germs, instead of having to do that plus everything else if you're up doing this and that, playing, working, etc.

Friday my head was better and the cold began it's progress towards my lungs, as usual, so I'll have a naggy cough for the next few weeks. But all in all I felt better, and was able to make it down to my Aunt's to get my taxes done and go by the grocery store.

Man, I don't know what happened, but we aren't getting back even a third of the tax refund we usually get. Sucks because I was hoping to be able to get a new roof this year with it.

The weather is back to lovely, sunny and warm today. Good day to be working on things like projects around the house if one's husband wasn't off wasting the day at a Mudbog.
Oh well, he works so much, he needs a break to have some fun every now and then.

I slept in then got up and opened the doors, put in some laundry, and had big plans to make some accomplishments around here. I swept the carport and dusted off an old stationary bicycle to yardsale or give away, made a pitcher of lemonade and started cleaning off the piles of stuff from my kitchen island.
I opened an envelope from my auto insurance company to find a CX notice! Apparently my payment was due the 4th. I'm not sure how that happened, when before it used to be due the 26th. Last month I paid it 3/12, and it wasn't late.

So I came in here to pay it, and some other bills while I was here, and saw my cellphone bill was quite a bit higher than usual. Quite a bit.
They made me so mad I could spit nails :(
Cellphone companies are nothing but scammers, crooks, and assholes, because they know even if you change providers, they are all the same.
I'm seriously thinking about going back to the days of having no cellphone. We managed to survive thirty years without them.

After that, I got pretty much nothing else done. Finished the laundry, made a homemade chicken-pot-pie for supper, that's it.

To top it off, two of my cousins went at it on Facebook, and in my family, people can't just say "oh that's between them" and leave it alone. Everyone is going to take sides and start fights with each other.
This happens every so often, and I refuse to get involved, so I get left out of the gossip, so then I don't know who exactly is pissed at who, and when I bring someone up in conversation, I usually end up offending somebody else.

I hope tomorrow is the start of a better week.

1 comment:

Amber said...

Bummer, I'm sorry you weren't well!! I totally agree about cell phones. I'm in the middle of researching getting rid of ours and going to "go" phones.

Your garden looks awesome!! Good job saving it!

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