Well I’m not quite sure what
It could have been a wayward sneeze or even a touch of a hand
It definitely wasn’t a kiss from a stranger!
It made itself known to me early last week
Itchy eyes, runny nose, a couple of sneezes of my own
Yes – it was that thing called ‘The Common Cold’
Now we have progressed to
Oh, my nose is all blocked up
Oh dear, I feel so tired
Oh, my thoat feels like it has a razor blade stuck in there somewhere.
All the old home remedies are being used
Hot water – Lemon juice – Honey – Paracetamol – my favourite Cough Mixture – Eucalyptus Oil on a tissue
I know they make me feel good – but not quite as good as a long hot bath
Have you seen those photos of the Japanese Macaque Apes aka Japanese Snow Monkeys – the ones who spend part of the winter hanging around in hot poolshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Japanese_Macaque
They all seem to have a peacesful expression on their faces – they are enjoying the moment. That lovely feeling of warmth all around – easing tired bones and muscles – feeling all the cares of the day just rolling off their shoulders
Well thats just how I’ve felt each evening as I’ve soaked in the bath before I went to bed. Now if I could just find out who it was who shared their germs with me I’d tell them to stay home just the same as I have had to do this past week.
I’ll see you all another day