Jan 2, 2022

Bring on the Horse Wormer

 When I restarted this blog, it was not to be about the pandemic.  It was to kickstart my retirement - the next chapter of my life.  And now just one week away from the first day of the rest of my life, I have the Covid.  I'm the only one vaccinated in my house and low and behold, I am the one who gets it.  

On Friday, I started sneezing.  Not unusual when I get a cold.  Case and his girlfriend were in the kitchen working on my puzzle while I made dinner.  I even commented to them that I was washing my hands a bunch while I was cooking because I am getting this darn cold....

The next day I woke up with severe congestion in my sinuses.  John made bacon and I couldn't taste any of it  but the salt.  That was my first clue.  I had bought a 2 pack Covid test one other time when I was concerned so took the test.  Sure enough, it came back positive.  

If you have not had Covid in your house, you might want to consider a Covid care package.  I didn't even have Kleenex in the house!  I stumbled through the first couple days taking allergy meds to help my runny/stuffy nose and NyQuil when I went to bed.  I was running a temp but couldn't find a Fahrenheit thermometer in the height of the pandemic last year, so had to run a conversion on my Celsius model; somewhere around 101 degrees.  It isn't in my chest yet, but still difficult to sleep with the sinus congestion.  Today, day 3, McCain drove out with nasal decongestant and Vicks Vapor Rub.  Good Lord, THAT is pricy!  I do feel better today.  

Last weekend, my sister was here for the holidays.  She had never watched Yellowstone and I talked her into staying a few days and binge-watching it.  On the last day she was here, we went out for an early dinner at the Mexican restaurant.  When we started watching again, she suggested we have a screwdriver using the Titos vodka, my brother had left.  I suggested we play a drinking game.  Every someone used the F word on Yellowstone, we had to take a drink straight from the bottle of Titos, alternating between us. 

Who the hell that THAT was a good idea?  Do you know how much they use the F word on Yellowstone?  And WHY did we not stop with a good buzz?  Did we really need to finish off the entire bottle?  Covid has nothing on a the Yellowstone Drinking Game.  I may never drink again.  In case you are wondering, Beth and Rip have the worst mouths but Travis wins!  We got to dreading anytime he rode into the scene.    

Here's to better health and better decisions in 2022.

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