|This is how I felt when I was sick!|
I had been having wicked allergies all weekend. But I was grateful that I was otherwise healthy, not getting the flu or anything. Allergies are manageable. Meanwhile, on Facebook, my cousin's fiance was also posting about her own allergies, which eventually turned into a sinus infection. It was almost like foreshadowing. I saw that and thought, "Oh yeah, that's right... this could actually turn into a sinus infection!" And low and behold, by Tuesday afternoon I sure did have a sinus infection! I could tell because, instead of the itchiness and sneeziness of normal allergies, my nose was now completely clogged and my face was painful. I thought I'd take some extra vitamins, go to bed early, and wake up fine... but I was up all night, unable to sleep because I couldn't breathe and my nose and face was so painful. I got up and went to my subbing job anyway. But I could barely handle it. I spent the whole time sneezing and snorting and blowing my nose. I cannot take any sort of medication during the day, because it will make me sleepy... even products that claim to help you stay awake, like Dayquil. I did go to Walgreens on my lunch hour and get some Sudafed, but that didn't help. I was a hot mess. I could hardly pay attention to the kids. Luckily, the two classroom aides helped out a lot. I felt really stupid being a substitute who shows up too sick to work!
So on Thursday I decided to stay home, even though I felt horrible about cancelling the job I'd agreed to. I spent the whole day sleeping and drinking orange juice. Today I went back and I handled the day like a pro... and the secretary asked me to come back and sub all five days next week!
I guess I'd better rest up this weekend!
My sinus infection was the reason why you didn't hear from me on Wednesday or Thursday. That was the whole point of the whole twenty paragraphs above.
In other news... I am still doing research on the history of my house! But I have managed to squeeze every possible ounce of information from the Internet, so I have moved on to other sources. I wrote letters to several of the people who lived in this house previously. All of the actual owners of the house are deceased, of course... considering they were all of house-buying ages by 1943... but their children are still alive, all in their 70's and 80's. I wrote to them, asking them if they had any memories about the house, the neighborhood, etc. I'm also waiting for it to get a little warmer out so I can walk to the historical society and look in the old phone books (the years I couldn't find online, which are the particular ones I need) to see if someone is listed with our address. I have some specific names I'll look up first, but if that doesn't work, I will actually read the entire phone book. (Easier than it sounds... the phone book was only about ten pages long back then!)
OK... that is all the amusing news I have for now!