Cold, How I Hate Thee..

I’m trying to kick this crazy little bug that’s making me feel about 25%. Going to Target for medicine proved a real trip. A jar of salsa fell out of the cart and onto the floor, smashing all over the place. God’s way of saying don’t buy that?

I got Advil Cold & Sinus which made me feel a lot better last night. Big props to Molly for opening up her medicine cabinet and hooking me up with some OTC’s last night. I took the Sudafed (which didn’t do much), I took the Nyquil (which didn’t send me to sleep for that long until I woke up not being able to breath.) The Advil had me feeling good this morning at work, which is all I’m asking for. I can’t miss work, we’re in ratings.

I’m sucking on a Cold-eeze, I’ve taken my multi-vitamin, my vitamin C, I’m well stocked with Ricola (Big ups to my Swiss brethern) and I just had a bowl of chicken noodle & rice soup.

This bug ain’t got much of a chance… I hope…

Sick & Tired

Literally, I’m sick and tired. I had to leave work early this morning because this cold bug has gotten the best of me. It came out of nowhere and hit me like nobody’s business. I tried to get sleep yesterday but the cold prevented any real sleep. I came home and got about three hours of sleep this morning but it’s tough when construction crews are working outside of my window.

Tomorrow is the first day of the May book. I need to be on my best form because on this schedule, it’s very easy to get behind in the sleep department and become exhausted. They call the May ratings period one of the most important because we don’t have another true book until November. This year will be different because People Meters are coming to our Cleveland market.

I digress though, I told someone this morning that I’m shocked that I got sick because I take vitamins, workout everyday and am eating more healthy than ever.

I watched an interview recently with Dr. Michael Roizen who said basically it’s tough to do anything for yourself, whether it’s working out, quitting smoking or dieting. He says you have to have a friend prop you up and you have to do the same thing for them. You know Roizen from Oprah’s show. I agree because working out with friends help keep you on schedule, however, I’ve become so addicted to exercise, something feels not right when I don’t do it.

That’s all for now because I’m exhausted…

The Great Flu Shot Debate

Every year it’s a question, do you get a flu shot or not? Some people believe in them 100%, others say they never get the flu, so they don’t get the shot and others think it’ll just make them sick anyhow.

When I was in South Texas, I struggled with the flu for more than a week. It was the kind of flu where you couldn’t get out of bed. You crawled to the bathroom, did your business and then repeated the crawl back to bed exhausted. I do not want to ever repeat that so I get the shot.

Last year, we got the vaccine for free at work. We don’t have an HR person so apparently we’re not getting them this year the same way. It’s okay because when I was at the doctor’s office earlier this week, I went ahead and had them poke me. Kudos to the nurse because she did it before I even noticed. I don’t have a fear of needles or anything but just like everyone else out there I don’t have a propensity toward them either.

My arm is a little sore still but that could be because one of my co-workers decided to land a chuckle punch on the arm less than an hour after I got the shot. I don’t place any blame, he didn’t know.

Here’s to a flu-free season. Did you get your flu shot?