I had to set a really early alarm to catch my flight to Dallas this morning, and I actually slept until it went off. My secret?
Usually if I have to get up super early for any reason, I wake up every hour on the hour to check and make sure I am not sleeping through my alarm.
It’s really annoying.
Then I’m awake before my alarm goes off and really tired from my night of no sleep.
But yesterday I had the beginnings of a head cold. And since I was taking DayQuil yesterday, I took NyQuil last night to complete the continuous cycle of medication I had started. As a result, I slept like a baby…and seriously thought my smoke detector was beeping when I was jarred awake in the wee hours.
What have we learned?
NyQuil. It’s not just for head colds anymore.
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Do you know what happens when your throat gets scratchy and you take too much NyQuil just a bit too early in the day?
You start seeing things.
Like pink bunnies.
There’s one on my keyboard now. Can you see him? He’s hiding right now. But he has other bunny friends with him.
Perhaps a few zinc lozenges will help keep the critters at bay. Or cold compresses. Or chicken soup?
I think I’ll just go to bed.
I can’t decide if I’m fighting a cold or a home invasion.
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Tagged bunnies, comedy, commentary, computer keyboard, fighting a cold, Health, Humor, Internet, Jennifer Aniston, life, NyQuil, pink bunnies, scratchy throat, zinc lozenges
When did you first realize you were an adult?
Was it your first car? Your first job? That first house payment or marriage or baby?
For me, I’m always reminded I’m an adult when I’m sick. No matter how lousy I feel, I still have to get out of bed — and make it up, because I’m my mother’s daughter — and take my dog Rory for a walk. Because dogs have to go outside and do their business, even when you feel like poop.
If I were a kid, and not an adult, someone else would take care of such things.
The side benefit of this responsibility is that the fresh air usually makes me feel a bit better. And getting up for Rory’s walk means I not only feed the dog but myself as well. If it weren’t for this adult routine, I might skip breakfast altogether, which wouldn’t do much to improve my health.
I also get a chance to get a few things done in the morning when I still have some energy. Let’s face it — when you’ve got a cold, you start to drag as the day wears on.
Of course, I have that evening walk a’comin’ to perk me right up!
(When can I take DayQuil again…?)
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