Sunday, March 22, 2009

Common Cold Causes Communication Breakdown

I hate being sick and just a common cold really wipes me out! I can't take any kind of decongestant for it like I used to because it would not get along well with my other medication. I had to stay home from church today but Gerard offered to bring me back whatever I needed. I know he always tells me to write down the things I want him to get from the store, so being the good wife, I did. Here's what I wrote:
1. KLEENEX
2. OJ
3. Vick's Minute Rub

He came back with 3 boxes of Kleenex, a big gallon of OJ and 3 Minute Rub boxes. I was grateful he brought all this, but I asked why did he bring 3 minute rubs--they last forever! He explained I wrote I wanted 3. I said, "no, I didn't." He said, "Yes, YOU DID. It said "3 Vick's Minute Rub." I answered, "Oh, I just numbered the items. Why then did you bring 3 Kleenex since that was just a one next to it?" He said, "Well, I knew you would need more than just one box." He's right about that the way I'm going through them! Oh well, the minute rub will last us a long time.

Then in the afternoon, he went for a walk. It was 50 degrees out and I wish I wasn't sick so I could go with him, but alas, me nose is still running every 20-30 minutes and I'm still sneezing away so I decided to try to lay down and go to sleep for awhile. I put one of those breath right strips on and found we were down to our last one! I went to call Gerard on the cell phone, but saw his still sitting on the dresser. ARRRGH! Honey, it only works if you take it with you!

I am fighting off this cold with everything I have. Will try to get some rest now. Feel bad I will miss puppet practice this afternoon but don't want to share my germs with the rest of the puppet team. Hopefully, the dripping and sneezing will be over by tomorrow so I can still go to work and not have to waste a day off being sick. Ugh.

I must say, I enjoyed writing this post so am feeling a little better at least. That Breathe Right strip helps!

For a post of how helped Gerard when He was sick, click here.

3 comments:

Daisy said...

That's a funny story about the "3" Minute Rubs! I hope you feel much better soon.

Mountain Woman said...

Karen,
What a cute story. Gerard is really a sweetie. Your list is the same as mine when I get a cold. Hope you feel better.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I didn't realize it when I did this post, but he also got TWO of those big OJ bottles. He is a sweetie though!

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