It started on Sunday, with just a little tickle in the throat. By Wednesday, my cough was so loud and sharp, it set all dogs within a mile radius to barking.

I went to the doctor because my breathing sounded funny. Of course, it sounded fine at the doc’s. It’s like the car that won’t make that funny noise when you take it to the mechanic.

The doc took a chest x-ray and found that I don’t have pneumonia, yay! She said it was a bad chest cold, and don’t expect it to improve for 2 or 3 weeks, boo. She did give me a prescription for an inhaler as a lovely parting gift.

I missed work on Thursday and Friday (um, sorry about that Friday project deadline, guys).

Today’s Saturday, and I felt like I had enough energy for a little project. A very little project. A projelet, as it were.

I cleared my bedside table. This was a win-win, as I can now find the tissues without knocking over a bunch of water glasses.

bedside table-1

That’s it. That’s my home progress for this week.

Stay tuned…

p.s. A little tip for you; bite your cough drop in half before falling asleep. A whole cough drop is just the right size and shape to block your airway if swallowed wrong.

Then you’ll wake up in a panic, realizing you can’t breathe! You’ll reach for the phone to dial 911, but immediately recognize that you won’t be able to speak to the dispatcher, and they’d never get there in time anyway! You’ll jump up and race around the house, desperately praying you won’t pass out before finding something to Heimlich yourself with! You’ll find a chair to throw yourself on, cough up the lozenge, and breathe a huge sigh of relief!

But why am I telling you this? Surely no one is foolish enough to fall asleep with a cough drop in their mouth? ((blushing))