January 7, 2010

Updates in brief

I really would love to be able to devote the time I want to developing this blog post, however given that I haven't been able to breathe through my nose for the past 36 hours, I'm running a fever, have gone through two boxes of Kleenex and a roll of toilet paper trying to staunch the flow whatever is coming out of my nose (how is it that mucus can clog my sinuses like concrete one minute and be free flowing out my nostrils the next?  I mean really.)...I'm just going to do a quickie update and come back later and expand on it.  :)

~New Year's Eve service at our "new" church = beautiful.  I think we've found our church home.

~I finished up two of the baby sweaters I've been knitting as gifts for a dear friend expecting twins via surrogate.  They are adorable!  Pictures will be available after I know she's received them (haven't shipped them yet as I still have a couple more surprises up my sleeve for her and her boys!)

~Haven't had AF since going off the pill  in November.  Apparently I didn't ovulate and am inducing AF with progesterone so we can get the ball rolling.

~Bitter record cold temps here recently and our first "big" snow of the season fell overnight.  People STILL don't know how to drive on snow around here.  Busy day at work dispatching calls for idiots in SUV's that thought they were invincible and wound up in ditches all day. 

~Learned today that although Carmex is amazing for chapped lips...one ought not use it on a chapped nose rubbed raw by Kleenex and noseblowing.  That's all I'm sayin'.

Off to drift into a Nyquil induced coma...I'm off all weekend so hopefully this crap will leave me soon so I can enjoy some of it!


  1. Gah! Out darn crud, out!

    Feel better soon!

  2. Sorry you're sick! Ugh, I went through a couple boxes of tissues when I was sick after Thanksgiving. The only thing that saved my poor nose was coconut oil. It was awesome! And smells good :).

    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Ugh, sorry you are sick. Hoping that you feel better soon. Have you tried a Neti Pot (or similar) for your nose and sinuses? For raw skin on and in your nose, try some Vaseline on a q-tip. Gross, but it works.

  4. Blah...sorry to hear that you're down with crud, too. I think we've been passing it around and around since Thanksgiving. It is TERRIBLE. I hope that you get to feeling better very, very soon.

    Oh, and I agree with Jendeis...try the vaseline thing. It maybe be gross but it has helped me (on the outside of my nose, too).

    Take care!

  5. Thanks everyone for the well-wishes. I really appreciate it.
    I'm sending my hubby out to buy a Neti Pot, I've had four people now suggest that, and I decided to give it a try. :) The only thing I don't know if I can get over is the whole "water up my nose" thing...if I can get past that, I'll be fine.

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  7. Hope you're feeling better. I'm curious about the Neti Pot. Did you try it? Did it work? Was it as icky & uncomfortable as I always imagine it is?


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