Atchoo. And Zzzzzzz.

I have felt a little funky all week.

I suspect it’s the schedule and coming off of a breakneck weekend and the stress of the test and work and bills and life and bla bla bla. Same shit ya’ll are dealing with. The only reason it’s special to me is because it’s mine. My stress. My schedule. My life.

We’re all rolling along, juggling, cha-cha-ing, one foot in front of the other.

But yesterday, after I finished the early morning meeting, then working at the oil and gas office until I had no work left, I came home to do some homework before I went to the salon for some clients last night. I wound up falling asleep and waking with a sneezing attack and that icky feeling in my nose/sinus area.

It could be just the allergies that have been plaguing everyone around here, or the fact that I’m living in a house that hasn’t been vacuumed in a week or dusted in two weeks. Or the cats. Or all of it. Whatever the reason, I woke up with that sinus pressure, the tickling in the ears, all the symptoms that go with the beginnings of the funk.

I took some nighttime cold meds, got amazing sleep, and got back on my zyrtek and fired up the neti pot* and other than a little sinus pressure I feel much better today. It’s just a reminder that I have zero time to go down. And I must take extra care with myself and rest and the right fuel for my body (more whole foods less jr mints).

Mom and Sis and at least one child will be here for the weekend. We’re going to hang out and make soup and hit the big new shiny outlet mall that opened a few months ago and just enjoy each other.  After that, I’ve got one bartending shift on the book next weekend and then it’s really just work and school. I’m looking forward to that.

It’s all about time management and learning some lessons about my limits. I’m ok with that. And knowing that if I don’t get off of the computer and get ready, I’ll be late for class.

Peaceout ya’ll.

**oh yeah. I guess I’m going to go buy the special distilled water for the neti pot. People are freaking me out with the threat of an amoeba in my brain. Also, I’m out of the prepackaged salt packs…so this morning I just threw in some Kosher Salt I had in the kitchen. Holy shit the bed Batman! Pretty sure I used too much. My sinus cavity is still burning. I didn’t know I could move that fast first thing in the morning.

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3 Responses to Atchoo. And Zzzzzzz.

  1. Cindy says:

    We got those new battery powered neti pot things at BlogHer. I gave mine to Chris because it scares me just a bit. It’s like a water pick for your nose. Allergies are on the rise and even Chris felt it today. So much so that he said he may need to try out his new fangled neti pot. I can’t wait to hear how it works out.

    We have a big clean-up/clean-out weekend planned. Hoping that cleaning up the cob webs will help to settle the funk.

  2. Mary says:

    RE: It’s all about time management and learning some lessons about my limits.

    That’s the hardest of all your graduate courses!

  3. Hawk says:

    We have extra packets of salt for the netti pot. Remid me and I will give you some next time I see you!

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