I'm apologizing in advance for not making much sense today. I may ramble too, but you're used to that, right?
I'm not feeling quite as badly as I did a day ago, but this "thing" I've caught has turned into a bad head/chest cold.
** I can't breathe **
I'm definitely suffering from cold medicine induced brain-fog also. I've been doing things like forgetting what I'm talking about mid-sentence, pee-ing a little each time I sneeze, coughing with a mouthful of soup and spewing it all over myself.
I'm so much fun!
And yet, in spite of it all – I wanted to give you at least one update I promised would be forthcoming.
Before I do?
(Prepare for tangent ….)
My chocolate lab is really jealous I always show you photos of my golden. The golden is more photogenic, but try explaining that to a lab with hurt feelings. In the interest of being fair, here's a picture of Mocha, my female chocolate lab:
She's not as smart as my golden, but her heart is filled to the brim with love and kindness.
By the way, never take a photo of a brown dog with a brown couch behind her.
I've OD'ed on cold meds, can you tell?
And on with today's update ….
I won't be going to Cambodia. I was working on details this week and there were a lot of complications. In fact, there was one complication after another … to the point where it finally just seemed like this trip was not meant to be. The biggest factor was I didn't have enough time to complete all the required immunizations. I could have traveled only 90% immunized, but Briefcase, who works in the medical world, was not comfortable with that at all. Especially since I would be working in a hospital, and therefore, most likely exposed to very sick people. Some very serious diseases (hepatitis, cholera, typhoid, malaria, dengue fever) are prevalent in Cambodia.
There were other factors too. The timing was not compatible with some big family stuff we have going on in June, the cost would be well over $2,000 and we're on a strict two-kids-in-college budget right now, etc., etc.
There was also concern over my limitations with my arm. That concern, in relation to the Cambodia trip, is an entire blog post all on its own and I won't bore you with it. (Because, blah, blah, blah … I have a really fucked up arm. The end.)
I was really honored to be invited. I hope sometime in the future all the pieces will come together so I might experience a trip like this, but this particular one will not work out for me.
In spite of being sick, I had a very chaotic, busy, day yesterday. It involved, among many other things, sitting out in very cold weather and pouring rain to watch my son's baseball game. The game went into extra innings because, of course, a game in pouring rain could not end early or on time.
That is exactly how a person goes about getting pneumonia, by the way.
It also involved mixing this:
With cold meds.
Which I don't recommend.
Especially when you double triple the recommended dosage of cold meds so you can attend the event without coughing and sneezing on everyone.
I'll tell you more about that soon.
For now, I hope you'll excuse me while I go make some tea and …
** Cough **
** Cough **
. . . . Excuse me . . . .
Where's the Kleenex?
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