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2.01.2010

chicken soup and chest cough.




so among the 100 new year's resolutions i didn't make was the one where i promised myself i would post more often.

i'm not that girl who schedules her posts, who plans them in advance. i've tried. really, i have. and i'd like to be that girl, but alas...

i was good for about a week there. right? more pictures. more posts. and then i got the stomach flu, and then i got a little sad (which i'm not right now, thanks in part to all of your kind insight and support), and now i have the cold from hell.

about a week ago (sunday last to be exact) i felt it come on. by tuesday i felt normal. by wednesday night i was convinced i had strep and then again on friday i felt fine. saturday night brought an itchy throat and chest cough and yesterday ushered in a fever--my body trying to fry the virus. my poor, tiered little body kept trying to fight it, but each time it returned and nestled further into my chest. secured itself.

and the thing is... i'm a head-cold-kind-of-gal. this whole chest-cold thing is new territory. new, unwelcome territory.

so i have been soaking in baths, coating myself in vicks vaoprub, and downing copious amounts of chicken soup. it's all very glamorous. (it doesn't help that it's beyond cold in the city right now).

this is all to say... i am resolved to invest in my non-new-year's-resolution of posting more...just, once this cold has passed.

january was not really the month for my health.

here's hoping february is better.




can i let you in on a little secret:

the cold has flourished because of a lack of sleep.
lack of sleep in that i can't fall asleep at night.
because i have a new, wee of crush.
darn boys, keeping a girl from catching satisfying zzzzzzs.

23 comments:

Emily said...

Oh my, Meg!! Feel better, dear! My heart goes out to you during this rotten streak of health luck! And I know a bit about not sleeping due to a crush - for I have been having that same problem! Oh, boys.

Marci Darling said...

Darn those boys.
I feel your pain.

Here's to hoping you feel better :)

Shannon said...

Dang boys. They get ya every time.

olivia rae said...

haha oh meg. i hope you get better so very soon so you can see that crush of yours! xo

Camilla Leila said...

haha when i started my little love story with Damir, I stayed up all night waiting to talk to him because he was in China. I didn't sleep properly for weeks. but it was so worth it.

that said, i think you've given me your sickness. but its okay i forgive you because i'm spending the day happily in bed netflixing lost episodes and drinking tea. and i couldn't be happier about it.
but i do hope you feel better soon!

Jayne said...

Feel better soon, Meg! And just for the sake of solidarity, I too had a fever a few days ago and am currently fighting off an enormous headache with some good ole ibuprofen. To hell with January!

communikate. said...

Boo for the cold.

Hooray for the crush.

Here's to to hoping Feb is fantastic! :)

Melly said...

I hope you feel better soon! Not feeling well's the worst, especially when it's so insanely cold out. Rest up... and I can't wait to hear more about this crush of yours ;)

Brittany said...

first, i hope you feel better.
second, i love that kind of sleepless.

but it does make recovery rough.
happy monday.

Krissa said...

oh i hope you feel better!!!not fun...
and i am having the same issues with not getting sleep...crush are horrible and lovely at the same time...right now he is making me lose my mind...haha

Amanda said...

who do those boys think they are, anyway? ;)

feel better!

Jalene said...

i hope you get feeling better. then you can flirt it up!!!! crushes are so fun. yay!

iheartkiwi said...

if you have to lose sleep it might as well be from something fun like a new crush!

hope you feel better my dear...

one of the reasons i love your blog is because everything is spontaneous and not scheduled... keep it that way!

Signorina Svizzera said...

YAY for the crush!!!
booo for the cold, but a cold brought on by lack of sleep because of a crush is better than a cold brought by lack of sleep because you are up all night wanting a crush.
does that make sense?
what i mean to say is, i haven't been sleeping either (4am is my new bedtime-yay!), and while i toss and turn i dream of the day when there is actually somebody around me interesting enough to crush on.
feel better meg!!
xoxo

Wisdom + Understanding said...

sorry to hear you've been feeling ill :( just wanted to say that i visited your city and blogged about it and also thought of you when i was there :) it's a funny thing...this blogging world.

*feel better wishes being blown your way now*

Sara said...

Boo on the chest cold, but insert high-pitched girly scream on the crush!

How exciting!

Feel better soon, ma'am.

laura marie said...

feel better! (take theraflu!) and very excited to hear about this crush :) oh how i love the beginnings.

Gabby said...

I'm sorry you're sick, love. Take care of yourself so you can see what happens with that crush! Love it. :)

NatTheFatRat said...

Hi Meg. I found your blog a ways back after following links from Naomi's blog, and I wanted to tell you how much I love love this space. I love how you think and write, and I hope you start feeling better. I follow you on Twitter and I've been worried about you! Isn't that a funny thing?

And also, as a veteran of the chest cold, I can tell you you need guaifenesin. Good productive coughs will make everything better.

Brittan said...

a boooooooooooooooy! i hope to hear more about this in your post-cold posting.

Mary Grace said...

Oh you are so funny! Yes, cute boys can be fatal to our health, especially sleep.

I hope you get better soon!

Mary Grace said...

Oh you are so funny! Yes, cute boys can be fatal to our health, especially sleep.

I hope you get better soon!

Hanako66 said...

i do hope that you are doing better!!! and can't wait to hear more about this crush!