Monday, January 10, 2011

The Cough That Shut Me up

I'd been nursing the most vicious cough. I was supposed to sing backup in the worship team during service yesterday, but I couldn't even talk. Sadly, I also had to give a meetup with my high school classmates on Saturday night a miss, since the bug was something that needed good quality rest for it to even consider going away. My throat was raw from all the coughing. I can't take medication however so I had to settle for copious mugs of hot water-citrus-honey, which I alternated with bowls of soup. I also gargled warm water with salt to soothe the chafed walls of my throat (are they walls?). I expectorated (not something I'm any good at, but I tried), blew my nose, did everything possible to expel the bad stuff, and now, I believe I'm in the last legs of this spell. Of course, prayer worked and now I'm busy flushing the rest of it out and trying to boost my immune system. Can't afford to have another one of these episodes. I've never been one to just sit and listen in group conversations. And I bet you can tell from this blog's parenthetical overkill that I'm just brimming with cracks and quips I just HAVE to share. Come to think of it, it was probably also a lesson on impertinence. Also, I have even more respect now for mute parents raising young children. I spent the weekend clapping at Marguerite (as though she were a pigeon) to get her attention. Motherhood moments to file under anecdotes, lol. All I can say is (of course, I've actually already said a lot), Thank you, Lord, for the healing...

6 comments:

Sharkbytes said...

DId Marguerite "coo" at becoming a temporary pigeon?

spinninglovelydays said...

I should have told her that clapping was for pigeons, so she would have pretended to be one...

Silvergirl said...

I hate to be sick! If i will have colds, for sure asthma will attack. This day, alot of people are getting sick coz of weather. Thanks God, my family is in good health.

Hope you will be ok soon..

God bless!!

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks. You're right about the weather.

kryzteta said...

I wonder why you "CAN'T" take meds?? :D

spinninglovelydays said...

Why, indeed? lol