Thursday, January 12, 2012

You Wanna Know What I Think?

This is what is going on right now outside my window.  Yep, winter has arrived.  I'm trying to comfort myself with some positive thoughts.  Here's what I think about snow:
Snow is supposed to happen in January.  We have enjoyed some freakishly warm days recently.  But it has been a bit freakish.  I do like things to be the way they are supposed to be.  It helps allay my fears of a zombie apocalypse.
Snow can be pretty.  In that short maybe two hour long span before it gets all muddied up by cars it's actually kind of pretty.  I love how the whiteness of it steals the darkness from the night.  I love how the fluffiness of it puts a muffler on the noise of the world.
But as you all know, I hate driving in it.  And I just found out that I will be making a two hour run first thing in the morning.  Boo.

You also wanna know what I think about Thursdays?  They are the second Monday of the week.  If there is a day during the week when I will oversleep & not even have time to do my hair, it's most likely a Thursday.  If there is a day of the week when I feel like I've been hit by a truck, it's either Monday or his cousin, the second Monday, a.k.a. Thursday.  I'm not sure if it's because it's toward the end of the week or because I'm always out late on Wednesday night for Bible Study & choir practice or what, but Thursdays can be a little rough in these parts.

Speaking of rough, I invited Jillian Michaels over to my house yesterday.  I thought it might be fun to work out together.  Yeah, not so much.  When I wasn't looking she must have been hitting me with a stick because I am all kinds of sore today like I've been beaten up.  That probably means I got a good work out, but I'm not sure that I want to be friends with her.  She's mean.

And you wanna know what I think about the awful respiratory infection/sinus infection/laryngitis that I've had?  It totally stinks.  My body still wants about nine hours of sleep every night (ain't gonna happen), my voice still squeaks & pops like crazy, & I'm still snotty (sorry I had to say that).  

But I have graduated from this mess of therapy to just using a little sinus rinse thing that is like a neti pot.  Have any of you ever used one?  I was so miserable with congestion that I went looking for anything that I thought might help.  Yes, I know that some people in Louisiana died from a soft tissue eating bacterial infection from using this type of thing.  But they were also using tap water & I use distilled water.  Evidently that's a big deal, huh?

I'm praying I can over this residual yuckiness before Sunday.  My mom & I are supposed to sing & it's going to be funny if I snap, crackle, pop my way through the song!

So, that's what I think...what's on your mind?

*Think you all so much for your soup making tips!  I think I will have a chance to do some experimenting this weekend.  If  I do, I'll let you know how it goes!


Carrie said...

We got a few inches here and it seems to have let up now . . . we all went out and played in it together, so that was fun! Tonight and tomorrow it's supposed to be "wintry mix." Ick! I don't mind some snow, but the rain/sleet stuff isn't fun or pretty. :( Oh well! It has definitely been a weird winter so far.

I have used nasal rinse before and it really does seem to help! Thankfully we have stayed pretty healthy this year so far, other than a really bad cold right before Thanksgiving. Julia has a cough right now, but only in the morning and at night. I'm giving lots of Vit. C and "Vicks-ing" her up at night. :)

Which Jillian Michaels DVD are you using? I was contemplating trying the 30 Day Shred, but not sure if I am ready for something that crazy yet!! So far I am sticking with my elliptical, 20+ min. a day . . . but the Shred sounds interesting. Just curious which one you were doing. I've heard she can be rough! The way you wrote about it cracked me up. :D

Steph said...

Um, totally agree about Thursday and Jillian Michaels. :-) I enjoy your blog!

Mary Ann said...

Carrie, sorry it took me so long to reply to your comment - I hope you see this! The JM DVD is the 30 Day Shred. It is a little crazy. I was s.o.r.e.
Steph, I'm so glad you visited my blog! I think we need to plan that cousin get together SOON!