Cannot Stop Sneezing

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So today has been a great day!  I had Special Olympics Regional Bowling early this afternoon followed up by a baby shower for a dear friend of mine.  The weather was perfect, and everything just worked out great.  Everything just was fabulous except for the fact that I cannot stop sneezing!!!

Yes….it is a fact that I am trying to get over a sinus infection now.  Yes….also a fact that I can feel so much pressure still behind my sinuses that it makes my equilibrium a little off…almost as though I was pie-eyed (if you know what I mean!)  Yes…..I probably hold now the girl who “sneezed the most in a day” Guinness Book of World Records!   So I propose the question “why do we sneeze?”…..I consulted the best research tool ever “The Google” and this is what I found…basically we sneeze to get rid of bad particles in our nose.  It is our body’s natural reaction to clearing our system out.  Here if you actually want to read the “scientific” version: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-do-we-sneeze.

No one once said “bless you”!  Oh well.

Today has been so low key!  So many times I find these are the best days to just chill and find peace in myself.  I like to imagine what it would be like on a beach somewhere, imagine me laying out soaking up the sun!  I like the idea of it remaining summer all year here but, I like my seasons too much.

see now why can't I be this guy right now?

Well I hope that my night continues to go smoothly.  I have to pack tomorrow because I get to go to FLORIDA Monday night!  HOLLLAAA!

🙂 Peace and love ladies and gents!

Brrr….it’s cold in here…there must be some HMM-HMM’s in the atmosphere!

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Today is a cold relatively unproductive day.  It started about 4:30 am when I woke up in a complete panic.  I couldn’t breathe at all.  I propped my head up and hoped for the best.  I also took some Musin-ex.  Man that stuff is chalky and gross!  It helped a little but not enough for me to get thru.  I went to work, then our production meeting, then straight to Redi-Med.  I feel like I am going to get sick just sitting there!!

They got me in and said it was a sinus infection.  Antibiotics and rest.  How can you rest when you’re getting ready to go to FLORIDA!?!?  Yes, it is impossible….especially when you have as much going on as I do now.  OH well.  AND the crazy weather people are talking SNOW!  WHAT THE HECK!  We are supposed to be having bon-fire not be sledding right now!  Grrr…..

Well I met a good friend of mine out for lunch today.  Both of us were complete space cadets today.

yep...this is exactly how I feel...

Her stressful job is making her life crazy and my circus of a life and my latest sinus infection is making our life impossible.  Well we saw two people at lunch where we both just cringed.  Yes its getting cold outside, but two arrogant HMM-HMM’s walked in and we just about lost it.  How dare them find us?  They had some nerve interrupting our lunch, what lurches!  They walked in the door and walked toward us without a word–only glares.  How rude!

Right back at cha!!!

Without little acknowledgement or even a spoken hello they sat down beside us and ordered their food.

Well, we gathered our change and got our coats on…we proceeded toward the door.  As we got up out of our seats my friend proclaims “man it is getting so cold in here (staring at our HMM-HMM’s)”  “Uh yes it is…”  That’s when we threw our purses down and we burst into song…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDoU71zwpXI&feature=related

Yes just imagine us doing this little intro in the middle of J.K. O’Donnell’s projected at our little HMM-HMMs.  🙂  You know I am not one for fabricating things, but, this was awesome.  EVERYONE in the joint knew the words exactly and started to join in…table by table and bar stool by bar stool….they all chimed in!  AMAZING!  Just to tell those HMM-HMM’s Torrence and Big Red don’t give up so easily…man we showed them!

“Are you suckin’ or spoonin’ it?” (true story)

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Yesterday, Mr. Y and I went on a 2:30pm run to Walmart.  How tragic that it just so happened to be during Happy Hour: 1/2 price drinks/shakes!  Well after we had met our “work obligations” we chanced it and bought 2 Caramel Apple Shakes.  OH SO GOOD!  Well as we were driving to park so we could get a head start before going directly back to work Mr. Y asks “Are you suckin’ or spoonin’ it?”.  I lost it.  LITERALLY lost it.  He looked at me because he was so confused.  I told him to rethink what he had just said.  Now, I can attest that he was innocently referring to whether I was using my straw or using my spoon to demolish the drink in a timely fashion.

You see this happens to Mr. Y all of the time.  He is one of the most hilarious people I have met to date, whether he means to be or not.  I would give you his age, but what’s in a number?  Nothing.  It’s in how young you feel and all in who you hang with….obviously that is why he hangs with me!  🙂  We get into all sorts of problems all the time!  It is pretty fun though.

There was one time when I was first shadowing Mr. Y that we had a sales call down in Lexington Ky.  It was right after Thanksgiving and it was just getting rainy and cold.  It was not so nice weather.  Well, when Mr. Y came to pick me up the car smelled clean!  “Did you clean your car just for me??”    “Uh no….Drain-O spilled and bleached out my floorboard and it was horrible to clean up!”     “Oh….hey why do you have a band-aid on your face?”   “I sneezed and rubbed my eye too hard.  I gave myself a black eye!  It looked so bad I had to put a band-aid on it.  I am thinking about blaming the grandkids…what do you think?”   “Well, I wouldn’t tell him you sneezed and gave it to yourself!  You have to make something up…”  (I am all about being honest but, when you are first meeting someone for a sales call you don’t share “associate code” items such as this!)  “Mrs. Y got me a new suit yesterday.  She insisted!”   “That was awful nice!  Well you look dapper despite the obvious!”

We were almost there and we needed gas, so we stopped at a gas station close and filled up.  It was at this point I turned around and noticed Mr. Y’s new suite coat was in the remnants of the Drain-O and it was ruined!!  There were tiger stripes all over it from where the bleach had just eaten thru it.  “OH NO!  What am I going to do!  I can’t go in there without a coat!  Oh man…”   “Well you can’t wear that!  You will ruin your shirt and skin!”   “Do I have to make a story up for that one too?”   “No you know what?  Just let your eye speak for itself and I am sure that he won’t say anything to you about your coat after your eye….”   MIND YOU, this happened all before this BIG sales meeting we had…sigh.  Never a dull moment, I told you.

We get into this sales meeting finally (Mr. Y has no suit coat on and it is freezing), and of course the gentleman asked about the black eye first.  Whew!  We were safe.  Nothing about the suit coat….We were getting ready to head out and that’s when it all went down…”Where’s your coat?  It’s cold don’t you know!”   “Well…..funny story about that one too…..maybe for another day….”  We scurried out of there like field mice running from an owl!  It was embarrassing!  Humorous and a good call none the less.

We always have such fun when we are out and about on sales calls.  We definitely are going to have a blast this next week when we go to Florida!!  🙂

WHOO! I think this picture literally sums it all up! Go Guy in Business Suit Running!

Disclaimer:  The Y in “Mr. Y” may or may not be his letter of his last name.  Variables x, y, z dictate or indicate a “mysterious feel about the person without really divulging his/her real name”.   See I didn’t break and privacy laws….