Packing is on pause currently. In fact so is much of everything else aside from my daughter's social life. Apparently the phenomenon that I spoke of in regard to people suddenly wanting to get together and do stuff with you before you go, extends all the way to elementary school.
I haz a cold and it is a nasty one. It has stopped me pretty much dead in my tracks for 3 days now. My eyes look like they are about to bleed, I have to sleep with my head on a hand towel because of my nose and its ridiculous nocturnal emissions, which is actually sort of impressive because it is completely stuffed up so I have no control of it. And nothing is working. Well there's this one thing....
Fun Fact! Did you know that if you leave turkeys outside in the rain a bunch of them will die because they drown? That's right, the rain starts and they look up to see where it's coming from and they drown. Okay, that's not really true, Snopes says so. But its what my grandfather always told me and he was easily the wisest man I knew at the time.
Anyway, irrigating my sinuses helps, for a while. You may ask yourself as did I...how desperate does someone have to be for relief if they are willing to do this? The answer, pretty damn desperate if you are me. I have friends who swear by neti pots but that was always something that I wasn't too keen on.
However, the other day, I was in the shower all stuffed up, hoping the steam would loosen some of it up and got this great idea. I'll irrigate my sinuses right here!! So I turn my head up toward the shower head (much like the proverbial turkey in the rain) and deliberately let water go up my nose. I know, I know....the first couple of times it felt sort of like I was drowning. There was much sputtering and coughing to the point that a very worried Darling Husband came in and said "what's going on? are you trying to drown yourself?"
After I got out of the shower and dressed we had to have a long talk about why I was doing it and that I wasn't trying to do myself in to avoid the move. The good news is that it works!! For a while anyway. Since I can't take numerous showers a day (well I could but that's just getting obsessive) I think I may have to invest in a neti pot so I can kick this cold in the ass and get my life off of pause and back on course.
Oh, and happy Valentine's day everyone!!! I hope everyone is feeling the love today!