Sick and tired

Or maybe I mean sick and sleepy. Still coughing—it's been since Friday or Saturday (every couple of minutes except when medicated), though luckily the NyQuil shuts it down long enough for me to get some sleep now and then, and the Ricola cough drops provide a steady stream of menthol, which hath charms to soothe the savage throat. The cough syrup I bought this afternoon even stopped the cough entirely for a couple of hours, though not the 6 to 8 hours the package claimed.

Am also (suddenly) exhausted. Luckily, I have a remedy at hand: sleep.

I just hope I can avoid last night's adventure, when my brand-new compact fluorescent bulb in my brand-new bedside lamp stopped working; then, with a pop and a prolonged crackle, foul-smelling smoke started pouring out of it. My goal tonight is to travel the three feet between here and bed without having to fetch the smoke detector or turn on any fans. Wish me luck.

2 Responses to “Sick and tired”

  1. SarahP

    Good luck. Feel better.

  2. Vera Nazarian

    That Ricola does work well! I’ve got your same cough thing here, Jed, had it for two weeks now. Let’s both get better soon! 🙂


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