Monday, December 26, 2011

Can You Hear Me Now?

I drove back from daughter's house with a sick husband who toughed it out because he did not want to miss their Christmas.  All three grandchildren were sick with coughs and runny noses, but that did not stop them from enjoying a present-filled Christmas  My granddaughter opened the large box she had seen at my house when she was staying with me last week thinking it was a large fan.  It was fun to see her face when she recognized that it was the Barbie Dream Townhouse.  This thing is perfect example of materialism with food, a light when you open the refrigerator, a noisy shower, and a laptop among 50 other things.   Barbie does live the good life!

When I got back home late on Christmas day, the cold grabbed me by the throat and chest, shook me hard and threw me on to my bed.  I can't even remember if Hubby and I ate anything for dinner!

Last night was a disaster of coughing and this morning I have lost my voice completely.  Oddly enough it bothers Hubby that I can't talk to him and respond to his comments.   I always thought he felt I talked too much.  He tries to cheer me up by spotting a waxwing and a piliated woodpecker in the back yard. When I do not make an attempt to leave my bed he realizes I am really sick.  He is getting better, so now he can wait on me this day.

My chest congestion sometimes sounds like a cat purring and at other times a wheezy bellow.  I hate, hate being sick and am drinking lots and lots of tea, chicken soup, and coffee.  So much for starting on the New Year's list.

11 comments:

Mage said...

I'm soooooo sorry. You know I am. You have my deepest sympathy. Those Halls tabs called Zinc defense do help. Yes, the chicken soup will help lots. I am so sorry.

chris said...

a day of tea and chicken soup here as well. and airborne. i swear by that stuff. take it easy - and get better!!

SG said...

Oh dear! I hope you recover soon. Have lots of soup, tea and warm water. And reset, rest, rest.

Hilary said...

Poor you. I hope you're on the mend before too long. Keep warm.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

A Barbie Dream Townhouse? I was so jealous of friends who received a Barbie Dreamhouse - probably the first one - back in the early 60's. I would still love one those.

Feel better soon. Take good care.

SueAnn said...

Sorry the cold reached out and threw you to the ground!! Hope you feel better soon!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Peruby said...

At 5 - Barbie Dreamhouse. At 50 - I want the fan! LOL!

Hope you feel better soon.

Endment said...

That is the pits! Sorry you have been set low by a bug! I send you wishes for a rapid recovery - and energy to enjoy the birds at your window - get well quick

Celia said...

Sorry you're ill, my favorite is loads of hot herbal tea with honey. I love the darling grandkids still they are walking petri dishes. Worth it though.

middle-angel said...

Hope you will get well soon. Take care!

colleen said...

How did I miss so much. You're better now I hope.