Wanda Says…I have a cold, and other stuff.

Hello, world.

This isn’t a real post.  Things have been crazy at my house, so I’m just checking in on Wanda and playing a little catch up.

Two weeks ago my son caught a cold, which he passed on to both me and his sister.  Dan is the only member of our family that has not been sick in the past two weeks.  Both kids seemed to rebound quickly, although they are still experiencing the typical lingering effects of a cold.

I am a different story.  I am a hot mess.

cold germsFor whatever reason, this cold virus hit me much harder than it did the kids.  I can tell that I look as bad as I feel by the way my husband looks at me.  His look says, “I feel so bad for you, but please stay out of my air space.”  My nose is red and chapped.  Skin pale.  Limp hair.  Dead eyes.  You know the drill.  My voice is gravel and my throat hurts because I’ve become a mouth breather.  I’m pretty sure that when I try to sleep I sound like Darth Vader.

Sadly, life doesn’t stop for a cold or my shitty complexion.  Tomorrow I have to teach 30 fifth graders how to make compost in a gardening lesson at my daughter’s school.  And Friday Dan and I are having dinner with his boss.  His boss, who happens to be the CEO of the entire company.  Great.  This dinner has been planned for a month and I can’t cancel.  It doesn’t matter that my nose looks like a neon sign of germs and my pockets are stuffed with used tissues.  Time to break out that tube of face spackle I bought from Sephora and work some magic!

Prior to getting sick, I was already in a funk.  I know I promised to break up with depression this year, but that dirty little liar just won’t take no for an answer.  When I get depressed I get behind on everything, and I have a hard time finding anything I want to write about.  I’ve seen this theme floating around WordPress lately.  It seems a lot of us have been battling with the big D.  Could it be the time of year…like the post-holiday blues, or something?  I don’t know, but I’m trying to spend some time today catching up and reading what’s been going on with everyone else in the world.  That helps.  It always makes me feel better when I connect with others.  🙂