Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cough, Cough, Cough

I went to Las Vegas almost two week ago and unfortunately the things you catch in Vegas...they don't stay in Vegas...sometimes they come home with you!

On the drive home my throat was feeling scratchy and I was really tired. I figured maybe my throat hurt because of all the cigarette smoke in the Casinos and I was sure I was tired because I had stayed out until 2am dancing and having fun with my little posse of cousins (more about that later).

But by Monday it was a full-fledged sore throat with coughing and scratchy eyes and just general "blah".

Tuesday I had to call in sick and I slept most of the day. Wednesday I tried to tough it out but ended up going home half day. Wednesday night I took a tiny little teaspoonful of cough medicine with Codeine and it knocked me on my butt and I wasn't even able to drag myself out of bed on Thursday. I vaguely remember texting in to work that I wasn't going that day. Friday I toughed it out the whole day but I doubt I was of much use...who knows what I might have screwed up that day!

This past week I've been coughing up my lungs! (Hence the picture above, pretty darned accurate to how I feel!). I went home early one day but pretty much I'm just been trying to do the best I can.

I haven't gotten sick since my surgery to remove my thyroid in 2008. So I guess I was about due, but I'm so miserable!!! So anyway, that's why I haven't been blogging. I have lots to share about our adventures in Vegas and some other stuff. Hopefully I can get some rest this weekend and be back to normal soon. Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?? Oh gosh...I have to drag myself to the store to get stocked up for it too.

I move that we move Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years to April and's much warmer then and people are less likely to get sick, plus it's right after most of us receive our tax refunds so we'd have much more money to spend! Who's with me? Show of hands!

Cough, cough, cough!


  1. Sorry to hear about your illness. Well when you go to sin city...

    Sorry but I have to vote against moving Christmas. Thanksgiving you can move and New Years you can just cancel altogether. But Christmas? Nope, it has to stay where it is. The reason is that the Christmas Tree fights against Season Affective Disorder. I can't live in crappy ass Pittsburgh through winter without my Christmas Tree. We leave it up until April! Best thing in the world for the winter blues.

    Hope you get better soon.

  2. Sextant - Well...since you have your tree up until April anyway, why not move Christmas to April and then you can keep your tree up all winter and avoid SAD?

    It's just that during this time there is so much to do and we have to do it all while being sick and fighting the bad weather.

    Now I know you wouldn't think California has bad weather, but when you're used to 98 degree days and you have to deal with winter weather of 57 does seem cold to us Cali's.

    I have to do Thanksgiving shopping and Christmas shopping and putting up Christmas lights outside on my house and right now I just want to crawl in bed with a bottle of Nyquil. I know...this Californian is a bit whiny :-(

    I am with you in just doing away with New Years Eve altogether. What a sad holiday when you're single :-(

  3. Ah 57 degrees, poor baby! Try highs of 9 degrees, lows in the minus digits, and two weeks of nonstop lake effect snow, then a storm coming up the coast and dumping 27 inches of snow on you. Yeah it sucks. Of course anytime either one of us feel bad about the weather, we can talk to my buddy Bussman up in Manitoba. They already have snow.

    Sucks indeed, but on the other hand, we don't have earthquakes, Santa Anna winds fanning state wide fires, 7 years of drought, followed by 3 months of endless rain resulting in mud slides after the fires burnt everything off the hills. Its all relative.

    Well I have been married for 34 years and I still hate New Years, but yeah I imagine it really sucks when you are single. It always meant the end of the holidays and back to school or work, or sometimes both. The only good thing I can say about it, since I have been with my wife I don't have an hangover anymore on News Years Day. Being retired now, who knows, maybe I'll like it this year.

  4. I just checked and it's 64 degress right now. Not too bad I guess. I don't know if I could function with your weather temperatures and I KNOW I couldn't with the ones that Bussman has to deal with.

    It's funny when I watch movies on TV of white Christmas's it all looks great...on TV, but not sure it would be my cup of tea. Of course beind an Arizona girl born and raised, snow and cold weather just aren't in my genes.

  5. Oh a white Christmas is great, its just the white November, thru mid April that sucks. We don't get that every year but several years ago we had snow on the ground from a few days before Halloween until the third week in April.

  6. The weather sets the quality of our life. People are not fully aware of this, and so when they decide to move to another place the climate of that place is usually not on the top of their agenda.

    Anyway, feel better soon, Alicia!

  7. Sorry you are sick, Alicia...hope you feel better soon! Thanks so much for your sweet words and your congratulations! Happy Thanksgiving!...hugs...Debbie

  8. Hi Alicia! Thanks for dropping by my blog! I trust you are feeling better by now!


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