Monday, February 11, 2008

Neti Pot & Other Stuff

I received my Neti Pot today and tried it out. It's kind of funny to have something streaming out of your nostrils but it did feel "good" when I used it. I just wish that "feeling" could last longer! After a bit I was back to that burning, stuffed up feeling and having nasal drippage issues. Gross I know, I'm sorry. I'm still having a hard time, if it's not from being sick, it's allergies. I've just had the worst headaches for the past few days and my sinus's hurt so bad. All that congestion from the cold I had has made things 10 times worse. So, I'm going to try using the Neti a couple times a day and see if I get any results soon. People swear by this thing so I'll just think positive and hope for the best.
Now my family is sneezing and feeling sort of crummy as well . I picked up some Zicam on Saturday so I've got the kids taking that, and today my husband seems to be getting whatever I had. Funny how long it took him to catch it, poor guy! Not much stops him, he'll still go to work and stuff so I have to try to get him well ASAP. There are so many people sick around here now, I guess we're due at least once a year.
I got a lot of housecleaning done today in the hopes of getting rid of germs and dust etc. Sometimes I really regret getting the cats, especially when my head pounds with these nasty headaches, but I was just as bad before we got them I'm pretty sure. It's hard to remember anymore, but I know I've tried almost every allergy RX there is -so it's not all the cats. Poor cats, I blame them for almost anything these days! LOL!
On the knitting front: One sock is done and I'm starting the heel on the other. I'm trying to rush to send them out to my SIL soon. I'll only be a month late for her birthday. Oh well...
I also got my squares mailed out to Knitty Gritty today. I only hope all that we're doing does some good. People will still be sending them out as they knit them up since some people are just finding out about it, so if you have any acrylic around, knit a square (7x9) and send it with a nice note for them to BRING THE SHOW BACK! Sorry, I get all crazy when I'm sick and cranky. I need a nap.....
Tomorrow is laundry, more cleaning, and hopefully more knitting....(what a boring life I have huh?)

6 comments:

msrhonda66 said...

Hi, I've used a similar contraption before & I too felt some relief for a little while. How many times a day can you use it? I hope you all feel better soon. We are just now getting over the runny/sneezing/sniffling...it was getting old! But like you said, I guess it's just that time of yr. for the "yuckies". I usually don't get sick during the winter, only early spring w/ sinus stuff. So hopefully I paid my dues huh? The kids had the day off, so my niece came over to visit-she is due in one month, but is ready to have the baby now! I feel for her! Thank GOD it's not me!!!

Dawn said...

Hi Mrs. R!! Glad to hear you guys are finally getting better! I know you'd been sick for quite awhile now! I think you can use the Neti a couple of times a day. I'm going to I think, at least right now while I'm so miserable!

Funny you said that, I was thinking about babies the other day...I'm glad it's not EITHER of us! LOL!! I hope your neice does well and has an easy go of it! Keep me posted! Hugs to you, & Jon too, I'll call soon! :)

Anna said...

I know what it's like to be late with knitted gifts...

Hope you and your family feel better soon. It just keeps going around and around this season. Today is the first day in about a week that I've felt better. At least I'm functioning, which is more than I can say for the past weekend.

Happy knitting!

knittinwolf said...

Hope you're feeling better soon...I've been feeling like I'm getting a cold too! I'll have to dig out my Neti Pot...just got one this winter...first time I used it I busted out laughing and stuff went everywhere! Had to clean bathrooms then...You're going quick on those socks girlie! Like the new avatar too! Love ya!

monica said...

I have that same boring life. And I hate to say, that knitting takes priority over house work here.

We have all had the bug too, seems like it just keeps making the rounds.

Nat Red Knits said...

Netti is gross but effective. Did you guys all get your flu shots??

It sucks when it travels through the whole house. That boy has been coughing up a lung for a week but he is a stubborn cuss and won't do anything to releive the symptoms.

I am staying far away from him. I can't afford to get sick this winter. I sanitize my sharred work space as well as the house to keep other peoples icky germs away from.

Your sweater is coming along nicely!