Friday, August 28, 2009

Ups and Downs

Up: I upgraded my RAM from 512 MB to 2 GB. It's *sweet*. No more beach ball of boredom while my computer swaps files.

Down: I'm congested. For the past few days I've had a sinus headache... headache plus congestion. Then came the nasal drip. I figured it's just ragweed season, or something. (Googling... ragweed forecast is at the high end of the low range, but the "Cladosporium" forecast is high.) However, tonight I have more symptoms that are pushing me to think cold/flu: I'm achey all over, and my lymph nodes in my neck are tender. (Doctors always feel there and ask if it hurts, so I figure that means something.) Maybe, if I'm lucky, I'll get "swine flu" taken care of and out of the way before all the germy students start coming to my office this fall. I don't know... is it better to be sick on vacation, when you don't have to debate whether you're well enough to show up for work... or is it better to be sick during work, so that you get sick pay, and it doesn't interfere with vacation? ;)

Double down: Tonight I took my last decongestant. If I'm feeling crummy enough tomorrow, perhaps I'll sweet-talk my dad into fetching some for me. Otherwise I'll walk over the bridge to the pharmacy and the Friday farmer's market, and get some veggies to go with the decongestants. Mmmm... swiss chard fried up with some garlic... garlic is good for colds, right? ;)


Lucy said...

My sinuses have been a mess here in the 'burgh too! I know garlic is good for dogs with fleas!

noricum said...

Hmmm... I'm feeling bitchy, but I don't think I have fleas... ;)

Bethany said...

Garlic is ALWAYS good!

(Sorry you're under the weather!)