Wednesday, March 19, 2014
I know some of you had to be wondering. I haven't been making the rounds much lately. For that, I apologize (but my apologizing for being a bad blog buddy is getting old, I'm sure, so I won't offer any excuses; I'll just say I'm sorry and I hope to be around more soon.)
The head cold, which became a chest cold, is now just a pain in the ass. Not literally, I'm glad to say, but in a figurative sense. I'm fine for most of each day, but have violent coughing fits two or three times a day that last five minutes each. It's partially about getting up the crap that settled in my chest (which I'm happy to report to those of you worried about me having pneumonia or something, the phlegm is mostly clear and non-threatening) but mostly about a tickle in my throat, like constant hay fever, that is annoying hell out of me. When this is gone, I think I'm going to wear gloves and a surgical mask everywhere I go. I am so frickin' tired of coughing. I've been doing it so violently for the past few days that I get a headache from it and my stomach muscles are cramping.
Part of it is my lack of exercise, too. I want to kill winter. This has been the crappiest cold weather ever. I want to get out a take some long walks, just to get my lungs pumping, but the combination of cold air and having a cold have made that an impossibility. We're expecting temps in the 50's soon (and about time) so I hope I'll walk, clear my lungs, and be back to what passes for normal around here.
OK, enough bitching. I've got paid work to do (the main reason for my not making myself visible at your place.) That's a good thing, he said, even though he was a lazy sod who preferred to lay on the couch watching Three Stooges movies.
Soon, with something or other.