Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The twin engines of destruction that are the sinus cold and the sore throat

What do you get when you mix 19 children, the humid South, bacteria, and almost 3 weeks of incessant rain? Whiny, sick children. That's what you get. As a result, you have a class that's stuck inside with the air conditioner set so cold that PPB puts on a sweater, and all those germs just keep getting bonked all around like so many ping-pong balls.

So -- my kindergartners have done what ALL my kindergartners tend to do to me at one time or another -- they've made me ill. I have a sinus headache the size of the Grand Canyon, and my throat is as red as a baboon's bottom.

Why am I blogging, then, you might say? Why, might you also say, aren't you in bed, loaded up on chicken soup and NyQuil? I might tell you to stop fussing at me as if you were my mother, and tell you that I'm headed for bed in just a trice. I just wanted to let those of you who wander through here reading my drivel know that I shall probably be incapacitated for a day or two. I have the feeling that this so-called summer "cold" will be getting worse before it gets any better.

Hold the fort for me, and someone make sure to give me any assignments that I missed.

10 comments:

Yankee T said...

The least you could do is wear a mask so the rest of us don't...don't...don't....ACHOO!

purple_kangaroo said...

Awww, I hope you feel better soon. Have you tried Airborne yet? The stuff works better than any other cold remedy/preventer I've tried before.

Songbird said...

Oh, dear. I hope you feel better soon. We're still hacking with our summer coughs here. Bleh.

corndog said...

Get well soon. It's just not as much fun insulting George Bush without you.

ccw said...

I hope you feel better soon! Schools are breeding grounds for germs. Within the first 3 days of school, the baby was sick and now Kid L is walking around dripping and griping about her throat. Naturally, I sent her to school anyway so that she could infect her teachers. Sorry!

Phantom Scribbler said...

Aw, I hope you are better soon!

Running2Ks said...

Hugs to you! I really hope that you get better and some relief soon.

RussianViolets said...

Oh, no!!!! It's so early in the year. Feel better soon.

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