Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sick of Being Sick

Tis the season for coughing. While I am VERY thankful that there has been no vomiting in our home this winter, I am much more aware of how awful coughing can be. I mean, uncontrolled, red faced, help-me-I-can't-breath kind of coughing. Whatever strain of virus found it necessary to invade our home this year, it is not welcome here again. It's two victims are still trying to be rid of him. I think 6 weeks is plenty long to torment a person. Even with antibiotics, it overstays it's welcome by a long shot. It's one persistent bug.

Meanwhile, I do my part by providing healthy soups, smiles and sympathetic back pats...reminding myself that they cannot help the death sounding hack that echos through our home. I thought it might be helpful to share some of the coping mechanisms I have used this flu season...just in case you are nodding in desperate agreement to my story.

The first is a Pinterest photo that I found...self explanatory and wonderfully helpful.