This has been a cold week, and I’m not just talking about the weather. It seems like every other person I know has a runny nose, cough and/or the sneezes. I am the only one in my family who doesn’t have a cold. My husband, who hasn’t been feeling good for a few days, stayed home today with our daughter, Ellen today. I picked her up from school at noon yesterday after I got a call she wasn’t feeling well. Her two brothers also arebattling colds. Meanwhile, my sister took my mom to the doctor yesterday because she had a bad cough that kept her awake all night. Several hours after my sister took my mom home, she also started to feel crummy.
I can’t escape the colds at work, either. Several people around me are sniffling and sound awful. My own throat feels scratchy, but I’m not sure if I’m catchng a cold or if I’m imagining it. I hope it’s all in my imagination because I have a lot to get done at home and at work in the next couple of weeks. I’m doing whatever I can to ward off the germs; the hand sanitizer is at arm’s length, I’ve been drinking orange juice and trying to getting plenty of sleep. If I do catch a cold, it won’t be for lack of a good defense.