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Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Colds

Summer sucks.

I know you probably don't hear that very often.

Most people love summer.

I HATE IT. I must have a different metabolism from most people because I hate heat. Not just sun heat but saunas, whirlpools, fireplaces, etc. It just doesn't feel pleasant to me. I'd much rather be cold and be able to snuggle into a sweater, blanket or cup of tea.

Yes, in my opinion there is little to enjoy about summer. Particularly heat, humidity and summer colds!

I haven't had a cold in many months, which is honestly a first for me since I had the girls. I never used to get sick until I had kids but the little germ bags started bringing home every existing bug.

Being sick sucks anytime of year, but for some reason, it is even worse in the summer. It just feels wrong to be congested, sneezy and headachy when the bright sun is beating down. Even when I'm not, I feel warm and feverish. Ya know?

Last night I woke up in the middle of the night with a searing sore throat. Then I basically slept terribly for the rest of the night. Organic oregano oil got rid of my sore throat but today I have an awful headache, stuffed nose and I am exhausted. Blech!

Hopefully sitting on a shaded patio with the family tonight (my parents are visiting and my brother and his family are joining us) at a new restaurant (www.wvrst.com) for gourmet sausages and beer will cure what "ales" me. Ha ha! Okay, maybe there are a few benefits of summer...