Cold Be Gone

I have absolutely forbidden my body to get sick. It's giving little whimpers like it wants to be--a sneeze here, a tickle of the throat there, and today it's even dared to feel sore and achy. I'm not having it. I can schedule some sick time in around late September but I'm simply booked until then and unable to accommodate any illness that might arise.

I'm in that in-between stage where the aches could just be from running and the sneezing could just be from the cats. But as everyone knows, the feelings that accompany cold/flu symptoms are in a world of their own and usually recognizable upon sight.

I'm trying to pump in sleep like a mad woman. I've developed the charming habit of waking up at 2 a.m. every night for about twenty minutes. I get up, pet the cats, maybe get a drink of water, then crawl back to bed and toss and turn until sleep finds me again.  I don't do well if I don't get solid and consistent sleep. I know what I have to do. I just need to stay in bed when I wake up for about three nights and break the habit. Then I'll sleep through again.

Meanwhile, I'm tucking  myself into bed around 8:30 or 9 p.m., reading for a short while and then lights out. Lots of hot tea and "poor me" helps as well.

Good health to all of you!