Wednesday, November 12, 2008

You only thought this would be interesting instead of gross

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And now, this week's installment of . . . Overshare Theater!

So, I think I have a sinus infection, which apparently you cannot defeat with just denial and self-will. Saturday, I felt like my face might actually explode. I mean, I know it’s crazy, and I knew it was a crazy-town thought when I thought it (and heaven knows, I try to stay out of Crazy Town), but I actually did think that my face may actually explode.

Thank the Lord for my trusty neti pot, and let me tell you (and here’s where the oversharing happens), the stuff that comes out of my sinuses was deeskusteeng. And colors that it isn’t supposed to be unless you’re sick. And it only made a difference to the sinus pressure for maybe 10 seconds. So Saturday, that was fun.

Then Sunday I woke up all sniffly and sneezy and gross in that way, but at least the sinus pressure was gone. So, good, I thought, it’s breaking up. And apparently it was, because Monday I woke up bone-tired and with a sore throat. So, good, I thought, it’s draining.

Yesterday I still felt tired and achy. I did have to go to the mall with my sister and my mom to buy shoes, and rr kept looking and me and suggesting to my mom that they “put me down.” She said that she just meant that I could sit somewhere while they shopped, but her face totally had a “put her out of her misery” look on it.

So today, I don't have a sore throat, but trust me when I say that I am still draining down the back of my throat, and I know this because . . . it's gross, just trust me, it's something I'm very aware of. I drank a lot of coffee today and chewed a lot of mints, is all I'm saying. And I'm wondering when all of this is just going to go away.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . .

So, my cat keeps throwing up hair balls. Today, he threw up two. He’s never been much for that. Sure, he has all kinds of food allergies and digestion problems, but hair balls, that was never his problem, just an occasional occurrence. Now, lately, I don’t know what’s going on. I think maybe he ate another cat or something. I don’t know where all that hair is coming from.

It's a fun thing to wake up to that in the morning. But at least today was the first time in a loooong time that I got up on time. But I still did not get to work on time (well, technically it was on time, but I consider that late) because it took me an hour and a half to get ready. If you saw me at work today, and the fabulousity I had going on (see: sarcasm), you would have wondered where all that time went. And I will tell you. I spent a lot of quality time in the bathroom with the neti pot. And still today, I had to have all that coffee. Yummy!

This concludes another thrilling installment of Overshare Theater! Join us next week when JLR talks about how huge her backside has become!