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Not well

All through the winter, when the weather was cold and the heating was broken, I was fine; healthy as a horse, in fact. However, now that spring has sprung and the temperatures are slowly but surely creeping up, up, up, I've come down with the mother of all colds. My head hurts, my eyes burn, my nose runs and my throat feels like it's made of sandpaper, and I have these minutes-long sneezing fits that wear me out while making everyone around me laugh because they say I sneeze like a cat (and why should that be funny? I don't get it). I doubt I'll feel any better tomorrow, but I don't want to be calling in sick on the first day of my second week on the job -- though equally, I don't want to be spreading my germs among my new co-workers, either. What to do? I wish I knew. "Eat kiwifruit", my friend advised; but I think it's a bit late for that. Though, come to think of it, I do like kiwifruit even without hope of benefit from their medicinal quality, so I'll put them on my grocery list for today anyway.

But first, the ironing! Oh, my weekends - how eventful they are!



Apr. 10th, 2011 09:37 am (UTC)
Oh, I have exactly the same cold! And I keep thinking I am over it but it keeps re-infecting and it's been three weeks now — sneezing attacks, headache, dry hot eyes, irritated almost allergic cough.... miserable.

I hope the new job is going well!

And I am glad you call them kiwifruit, as we do. It annoys me hearing Americans call them "kiwis". We are kiwis, and the birds are kiwis; the fruit are kiwifruit.
Apr. 10th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
Erm...yes, well...to be honest, we do refer to them as 'kiwis' in Dutch, and have to rely on context to determine whether we mean the bird, the fruit or the New Zealander. But I've always known them as kiwifruit in English, so I'm glad that appellation meets with your approval ;-)

The job seems to be going fine so far, but it's early days yet and I'm kind of curious (as well as a little anxious) to see how it will pan out when I've been in it a little longer.