Cough, Sniffle, Blow, Wipe, Achoo! Repeat

It’s that time of the year again, when colds and flu are rampant and everyone is stuffed up, coughing and sneezing…it’s gross really.

I am a victim yet again of the cough, sniffle, blow, wipe, sneeze and repeat process.  I am stuffed up tight despite the nasal sprays, Neti Pot and Thermaflu in an effort to un-clog the nasal passages.  This just sucks. Without NyQuil and a few beers I’d likely not get any sleep.  Yes I know, this isn’t good to do.  DON’T try it at home, I’m a certifiable nutcase professional, leave it to us Pros.

Despite not feeling 100% I did manage to sign 2 new recruits this weekend, and hopefully a 3rd this evening.  I have another for later this week.  All in all, no complaints there.  However, by the time I finish this meeting tonight I’ll be lucky to have any voice left to speak of!

I’ve decided to take part in a new (new to me) blog hop/meme today.  I found it on a blog I follow and it looked fun.  I love lists so this one is right up my alley.  Today it is 10 things I said I’d never do, then found myself doing.  This won’t be that hard, I hope.  Click the Monday Listicles icon below to be magically transported over to North West Mommy’s page to link up!

10 Things I Said I Will Never Do

  1. Get married again (after the first fiasco – and then I did. Said it again after 22yr marriage ended…but I know I will)
  2. Pick up a piece of food or a pacifier and blow/lick it off before giving it back to a child, once it has fallen on the floor.
  3. Own a cat, “the only good cat is a dead cat” was my motto…Reformed cat hater here!  Currently we have 3.
  4. Call in sick to work when I wasn’t ill – I called it a mentally health day.
  5. Move back in with my mom.  Oh I love mom and love living with her, but in your late 40s??? Yeah well it ranks up there as one of the best things I’ve done in my life.
  6. Forgive the ex-husband.  Did, and what a weight is off my shoulders.
  7. Use some of my mother’s famous lines with my kids….oh to have a $1 for every time I heard my mom coming out of my mouth!
  8. Babysit as an income…who knew the economy would tank and I’d be laid off after 26 years at one company?  And then 2 more times?  Turns out it is the second best job I’ve ever had!
  9. Sell Avon – silly me, not only do I sell it, it IS my all time favorite job and I’m in leadership and loving it.
  10. Dye my hair any color but it’s natural blond.  And then my sister and nieces went auburn for the winter…and I followed right along!


    • It is certainly easier on the commute and then there is the ability to actually get things done around the house! And life through the eyes of children is so much nicer.

  1. It is not easy to forgive, but deep down we do ourselves a favor, right? You are one of the prettiest Avon ladies ever, auburn suits you ( twitter photo).

  2. I moved back in with my parents in my mid-20s…I NEVER thought I would have to do that, but I couldn’t have made it through that period without them!

    #2? Guilty!

  3. I can relate to #7… I cringe inwardly when I catch myself sounding just like my mom. I don’t think we can help it!!! 🙂 Feel better!!!

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