Sunday, July 27, 2008


The Plague has returned.

And so I sit, coughing up my one remaining lung as I pretend that I'm not going to infect everyone around me.
I'm guessing Washington doesn't love me so much seeing as I have been sick THE. WHOLE. TIME. that I've been here.
It wouldn't be so bad if my constant hacking didn't leave me feeling like I was going to burst a blood vessel in my brain.
Or like I was going to lose control over my bladder.
But my abs have never been stronger.
It's all about the silver lining my friends.
Never mind that I haven't been able to sing in a month.
Or that I can't get through a full sentance without coughing in someone's face.
Or that you can smell menthol cough drops through my skin.

Sigh *cough*

Anyone up for chicken noodle soup?


  1. is it possible that you are dealing with allergies?

  2. Geez girl! That is no way to spend your summer! I am sorry that Washington hasn't agreed with you. I hope you feel better soon and can be healthy for the rest of the year!

  3. It could be allergy related and that's what I thought it was at first. I did get over it for about a week and then my sis in law got a bad cough, then her husband, and now me. So I'm not sure if we are all being affected by the same allergens or if we are all sick. Either way it stinks!

  4. Oh man, that stinks. I agree with the allergy stuff. Since I work for 2 ENT doctors (which makes me an expert of course.........) a lot of sickness is aggravated/started by allergies. So if you end up in Wash-you may be visiting your local friendly allergist. Do you need some antibiotics?????

  5. i'd heard you had the plague again...along with tad, becky, jacob, and anna....and us. maybe it's a family togetherness kind of thing..?

  6. aw man. that stinks. i hope you feel better soon!

  7. That stinks!!! I hope you feel better soon!

  8. aw, I left a comment and then it wasn't there, so I left it again... then I saw your blog owner approval thing at the top of the page... sorry for the double commenting, ok triple...

  9. Here is an "antibiotic" soup to try. It is great for colds, sore throats and coughs.

    3-4 cups chicken broth
    fresh chopped cilantro
    fresh chopped garlic cloves (2-3)
    fresh chopped ginger (about a 1-inch piece)

    Simmer all together. Strain and sip.
    OR you can leave in all the bits and add chicken and vegetables and even noodles and make a hearty soup.

    This works for us every time.

    Love, Aunt Marcy