Saturday, January 28, 2012, Lafayette, Louisiana, 8:29 a.m., C.S.T.~
Howdy! How are you? I'm afraid I'm not so good ...
Caught a bad cold; started feeling sick yesterday morning while going to class and it just kept on getting worse and worse; ended up having to leave school early. Was home by three (I don't get out 'til four thirty), came home and called my boss and told her I wouldn't be in, as I was sick. (I was scheduled to work at the Campus bookstore from 5:30 until 10:30 last night. Didn't even make it.)
I have been blowin' and goin' ever since. One minute, my nose is stuffed to the gills; the next: running like a faucet. It's horrible!! If that isn't bad enough, I have been sneezin' and snottin' everywhere, not to mention, coughing my fool head off. THEN you add the muscle aches, the (usual) joint pains, and the chest congestion. UGH!!!! I feel HORRIBLE!!!!
I'm now lying in bed, feeling sorry for myself. Know it is only a cold, but dang, I hate being sick!! Michael has been taking good care of me; even made me some of his yummylicious homemade chicken soup last night, to try to soothe my poor, abused nose and sore, scratchy throat. I just don't want HIM gettng sick!! The kitty has been lying beside my belly, purring her face off. I love "MyCajun"; she can always make me smile, even when I am not feeling my best!
I have my oxygen mask on. Hate the thought of plugging up the prongs on my nasal oxygen, so I am masking it today. UGH! That's a pain 'cause I have to take the mask off to eat or talk and it sounds like I'm mumbling!! UGH!!!
It is helping, thank goodness, but I just hope I don't sneeze in the mask! EWW!! That would be too disGUSTing! LOL
Michael called my family back home in Tennessee to let them know I was sick; they were sorry to hear it, but not half as sorry as ME!! I am sure that Maman and Daddy will get a care package or send a card; they always do whenever any of the kids who no longer live at home get sick. I have such great parents; I am so blessed to be their daughter!
The weather here hasn't been helping: cold one day, warm the next, rainy one day, the next day, sunny ... UGH!! I wish this weather pattern would make up its dangfool mind; I swear the weather has bi-polar!!
The other day we had severe storms; no tornadoes around us, thank goodness, but several times the tornado sirens sounded, so Michael and myself (plus the cat) had to shelter in the closet until the "all-clear" was given. Thank goodness no damage or especially NO tornadoes occurred!
Well, I am getting sleey; this cold medicine that I took is already kickin' me in the tail, so I guess I'll do the best thing for me when I'm sick: SLEEP. I will write in here again soon; know it's been a while. Sorry about that; it's just that I have been so crazy-busy!! Until later, this is Ronee' Reaux signing off; take care and God bless you! Say a prayer for me, that I get over this dangfool cold! I would appreciate it!
~Love, your friend in Louisiana, Ronee' Le-Anne. :(