|Chicken soup (Campbell's) - Cold Remedy|
I'm still trying to shake this cold/flu. I think it is the flu because my whole body aches and I just feel lousy. I have a dry cough and am lightheaded (more than usual).
I managed to get through my shift at the hotel last night with minimal sneezing and wheezing. Of course I didn't look too good but it's hard to tell the difference when one is looking good or not at 71 years of age. Yes, yes; there I go with the "old man" stuff again but hey, it is what it is. I'm no spring chicken and when these colds (or flues) come a visiting me, it's harder and harder (now stop that!) to shake them off. When I was younger, I just ignored colds and such. Not now folks, my annual visit from the cold and flu demons slow Old Ron down a bit and this time is no exception.
|Chicken Soup With Crackers - Dinner tonight - Yum!|
Yesterday I loaded up on Zicam, the zinc cold remedy and that really seemed to help. Today I had chicken soup for lunch and for dinner. Yep, that's all....chicken soup; what a way to go on a diet. I did want to lose about five lbs. of blub around my middle but not this way.
Tonight I'm going to also take Vicks NyQuil before I go to bed so I won't wake up with a mouth that feels like a platoon of soldiers walked through it with muddy combat boots. NyQuil seemed to help out my friend Lar, who I am pretty sure gave me this cold while we were having our daily FaceTime chat a few days ago.
|What's going to get me through the night tonight|
As I said, I'm pretty sure I have the flu which I seem to get every year regardless of whether or not I get a flu shot. Maybe next year I'll forgo the flu shot. Hmmmm....let me think about that. Maybe not. If I forego my annual VA administered flu shot I'll probably end up with the cold to beat all colds. Best not take a chance.
I did get a break at work. I was supposed to work tomorrow during the day but my co-worker offered to work for me. This gives me a chance to take another two hour afternoon nap. That's what I did yesterday which gave me enough rest to get through the night. However, I do have to go to work tomorrow night and then Monday and Tuesday. But, another break, I won't have to fill in for my other co-worker on Wednesday; he will take his shift back. For a while there they had me working six days in a row. Me, a part-time (two nights a week) hotel front desk clerk. Ask me the last time I worked a month (four weeks in a row) only two nights a week. If your answer is "not in the last year" you would be right. So much for "part-time" work. Let's just say I'm a substitute front desk clerk, that would be a more accurate job description for old decrepit Ron.
|Me sitting on the porch at Brandywine Senior Living where my friends Bob and Jim reside now - don't I look "at home?"|