Monday, September 21, 2009

First Cold of the Season

The appearance of a disease is swift as an arrow; its disappearance slow, like a thread. ~Chinese Proverb

The day's barely started and it's already been eventful.

DH has been feeling run down the past couple of days, but last night right before bed he was completely stuffed up and feeling gross. He went to bed early (8:30) and I opted for the couch (which I shared with the dog and the cat -- we challenge the laws of physics, lol, because we shouldn't all three of us be able to fit comfortably on it, but we do). I do NOT want to get sick, too. YUCK.

I heard him start moving around at about 4:15 a.m. and then he was showered, dressed and taking his "cold bomb": big doses of vitamin C, zinc, echinacea and oregano oil. He has too much to do at work to skip -- but before you think he's going to spread germs willy-nilly, he'll be working alone in the server room (which is kept really cold... no germs will survive, muhahahah....). He dressed appropriately, nice and warm, and headed out the door.

Five minutes later he was back.

He'd changed the timing belt in his car over the weekend, and apparently something wasn't quite right because, as he drove down the road the check engine light came on. So... back he came and swapped for his truck. I offered up The Pea since it gets better gas mileage, but he opted not to.

If it's not one thing, it's another. He really didn't need anything else on his plate this week -- we already have my SIL's 4Runner in the driveway in need of a new starter. Looks like a busy weekend of car repair is in DH's future.

How's your day so far? How was your weekend?



Jennifer Shirk said...

I feel great! And I had a great weekend! Spent time my mom all day Friday, went ot a conference on Saturday, and the beach on Sunday. Not too shabby. LOL!

MomJane said...

Sorry about the cold season starting again. Hope you and DD steer clear of the bug.

Dru said...

I hope DH feels better soon.

My weekend was good. I went to a friend's house in upstate NY and then relax, read and quilted for the remainder of the weekend.

Have a good Monday.

Maria Zannini said...

Sorry about your hubby. Passing the virtual kleenex.

Anonymous said...

Hope your DH feels better soon!

Sounds like lots of fun stuff going on as usual.

Went to a pool party on Sat, was a birthday celebration for a friend. Had a great time but def last pool party of the season.

Decided to shave down Nanuchy (terroX) and Squeaky (sis's maltipoo) and brush out Sonja (sheltie) and give all 3 a bath on Sun. Didn't do a whole lot else lol.

Tori Lennox said...

Boo! Hiss! Nasty cold season! I hope the DH is feeling better quickly.

Melissa McClone said...

Hope your dh feels better and it's an easy car repair.

I got a proposal finished and sent off so a good weekend for me. Of course, my throat is so sore this morning I can't swallow. Fingers crossed it's just post nasal drip!

Brandy said...

Oh, no! I hope your DH feels better soon, and without sharing his cold germs. *G Sorry to hear about the car issues.
I hope your day improves! HUGS!