On Having Had A Cold

It’s almost worth having a cold, for how wonderful you feel when it’s over. No, not when it’s over, when it’s almost over. You know that day? You have the day when you think it’s hit it’s worst, then the next day is even worse than that? And you have to cough and blow your nose, even though doing either one kills your head? And then the next day, you’re stuffy, but your eyes aren’t watering much and your head doesn’t hurt? Well, the next day. You’re almost totally better, but still just stuffy and snuffy and wheezy enough to appreciate how much better you feel today and how completely over it you’re going to be tomorrow or the next day.

Funny, isn’t it, how often you have to be in that balance between suffering and not-suffering in order to appreciate not suffering? Kind of gives you some insight on people who do controlled damage to themselves, doesn’t it? It does, me, anyway.

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies, on the subject of Wild Rice, which I ate last night and did not like.

WRITING PROMPT: What’s the first smell a character notices when his or her cold is over enough for him or her to smell things?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “On Having Had A Cold

  1. Jane

    January 24, 2012 at 10:11am

    Yay! MA almost all better!

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  2. Pettina07

    January 25, 2012 at 4:57am

    These is the worst thing that destructed my work activities.

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      Marian Allen

      January 25, 2012 at 7:24am

      I can’t work well with a cold, either, although I think part of that is that I don’t want to work when I have a cold. When I worked outside the home, I did as everybody who works outside the home does and went to work and did my best, anyway. And, of course, spread my germs. heh.

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  3. Deanne Fort

    January 25, 2012 at 8:02pm

    I can definitely relate to you Marian…Thanks a lot for the motivation here…

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      Marian Allen

      January 26, 2012 at 7:54am

      Deanne, sometimes you can’t control it as much as you hang on and pass through it, am I right?

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  4. Rex25

    February 6, 2012 at 1:31pm

    I think you don’t need to pressure to much your self, Its really great sometimes that you giving up your self a rest. Hang.outs.

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