Monday, May 10, 2010

The Bright Side

I am totally sick. I am coughing, sneezy, and stuffed up. My ears are so plugged that I really wouldn't be surprised if spiders crawled out of them, and gave me the finger. My teeth hurt. I am very tired, and very whiny. I kind of worry that Ryan is going to smother me with a pillow so he doesn't have to listen to my bitching and hocking any more. Only kind of worry because the other part of me thinks at least then I could sleep.

I have tried EVERYTHING. Sudafed. The Sudafed you can only get behind the counter after being strip searched. Mucinex. DayQuil. None of them really touched my symptoms, but some made me tingly enough that I didn't care. I have even tried irrigating my sinuses, something I said I would never, ever do. I didn't care how people swear by it, or if it makes them see unicorns and fairies, I thought it was gross. When I finally did it? It was gross. And it didn't work.

This afternoon, when Ryan got home, I was just about at the end of my rope. Meg hadn't napped, the cats were fighting, and it was raining. I was just about to give up when I noticed the sun was coming out. It was still pouring, but the sun was out. I yelled to Ryan, he scooped up Meg, and we went outside.Yep, Meg's first rainbow. And, you can't really see it, but it was a double rainbow. There was a double rainbow on the day that Ryan and I were married. Perfect.

I guess life isn't so bad. Of course, that could be the pharmaceuticals in my system talking.

22 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

Feel better! Try drinking a drop (just one) of peppermint oil in a glass of water. That has helped me when nothing else has.

LB @Wait, She Said What? said...

Do you mean you used a neti pot?! I wrote about those last year after first learning of them. I wonder if they're as weird/gross as I think they are.

I hope you feel better!

LL Cool Joe said...

I thought you wrote you were irritating your sinuses. That's new to me!

Get well soon!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Alka Selter Cold helped us get through the worst of the bad ass cold that's going around. I recommend it highly.

Jules said...

Aw, Feel Better!!!!!! And that is a beautiful pic!!

Dual Mom said...

Oh wow Libby - just wow. That has to be one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. Perhaps you've missed your calling as a photographer?

Drink wine..it always soothes what ails me!

Eternally Distracted said...

There is always a silver lining qnd sometimes a double rainbow!

Kelly said...

What a beautiful picture! Hope you feel better soon.

Alyssa said...

Wow! Meg's first was a double rainbow and there was one on your wedding day, too! That has to make you feel better. I hope you're still smiling today.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

If a rainbow doesn't make you feel better, what will? I mean, except for good drugs......

Ellie

Aunt Juicebox said...

Lovely rainbow! I hope you feel better soon. I've had a nagging stuffy nose the past couple days, but luckily nothing major.

Summer said...

I hate sinus problems. They fucking suck.

Allison said...

Awww!!! What a great picture!!

Hope you feel better soon. It's been a hellish sinus season around these parts, too.

My husband got a Neti Pot. He doesn't let me watch him do it. I mean, not that I want to, but part of me is morbidly curious. Cause it looks grosser than gross.

Little Girl Big Glasses said...

Theraflu with a spoonful of sugar and as much Jack Daniels as you can stand. Stir together, slam it.

Great picture.

Sam said...

Aww, feel better, punky.

BugginWord said...

Alcohol kills germs. Try a cocktail!

Granny Annie said...

I'm sorry but you lost me at the spiders crawling out of your ears and flipping you off.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Maybe you need antibiotics for a sinus infection? Be careful and I hope you feel much better tomorrow!
What a gorgeous rainbow. And you had a double one on your wedding day??? How blessed must you be!

Bridget Callahan said...

Not that it will cure you, but try hot water, lemon juice and sugar. This is what my mother forcefed me when I had millions of sinus infections as a kid.

Neti pots are things you have to use on a regular basis, like brushing your teeth. It's gross and yucky, but for those of us with allergies they're awesome.

just making my way said...

My husband is one of those that swear by the sinus irrigation thing. GAG ME. I can't get near the thing. So I'm pretty in awe of you for doing it.

I suggest vodka, lots of it.

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Wow, love the picture. I hope you feel better - that is the worst! When there is a sick mama, the entire household feels it.

Kim said...

Wow, you are much greener than I remembered. Must be the sinus infection.