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Cold and coughs

January 21st, 2011 at 07:45 am

Bah ... I just lost my long-winded entry ...

It went something like this:

I live in IL, which might as well be a trundra of Siberia with these ridiculously low wind chills and cold. It is bad when you can't get warm and the thermostat is at 71 and your feet that usually sweat in fur-lined Crocs are STILL cold.

Coughs refer to the 6 year old who had an attack of croup last night. The nurse did confirm that a 6 year old can have croup. I spent part of the night outdoors deep breathing frigid air with my sickling. This was followed by a balmy time in a steamy bathroom. Thankfully, he was able to calm down and sleep after 25 minutes of this. I, on the other hand, didn't fall back to sleep til almost 4.

Said sick child is home today. I am grateful that I have the correct cough syrup to give to him (you'd think after having as many kids as I do that I would keep expectorants and suppressants righ, but I don't) AND my saint of a mother is bringing over homemade pizza dough for us for dinner. Yet a further miracle, I have pizza sauce, mozzarella AND Italian sausage!

My hand held mixer died yesterday, joining the list of broken appliances I own. I am staying on top of air drying the laundry, small loads work best.

It is pay day and rent collection day, too. Putting $250 to the EF/Car fund and donating $10 to a veteran family in need and $10 to a friend's brother's participation an Ironman Triathalon to raise money for ataxia. I'm casting aside my embarrassment at small amounts to causes; hell, I'm embracing small amounts thrown at our savings goals. I also got on the list to provide a meal for the family that lost their dad/husband, we know them through the dance studio.

Hopefully this will take and I won't lose it again!

STAY WARM IF YOUR IN COLD PLACES!!

4 Responses to “Cold and coughs”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Hope your child starts to feel better soon!

  2. Jerry Says:

    Sorry you have sick kids... our daughter came down with chickenpox this week, and it leads to a nightmare of sad faces and sleep deprivation. I forgot how miserable it can be, since it's been over 3 decades since I had them. Wink Fortunately

  3. laura Says:


    Jerry, hope your daughter is feeling better!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, I hate it when I just can't get warm no matter how high the heat is, because it's just too cold and windy outside. Sorry you've got a sick kiddo.

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