A nasty, stuffy-nosed, head-packed-with-cotton, box of Kleenex a day cold. I seem to get one every year about this time, probably since the whole family is back to school and bringing home germs like they're going out of style.
I can't sit around nursing my poor cold, though, with soccer season in full swing. So I'm shuttling kids hither and yon (especially yon) and cheering myself hoarse on the sidelines for hours at a time. And in between there's laundry to do, meals to prepare, carpets to vacuum, bills to pay. All I *really* want to do is flop down on the couch with a blanket and a mug of tea, watching mindless tv shows and reading my new library downloads on my nook. But moms aren't allowed to take sick days, are they? ;)
And even worse, not only is my head congested, but my writing is, too. I've been stuck for a while, and it stinks. Not being able to get the words on paper? As irritating as my scratchy throat and achy head.
Luckily, like the cold, the block on my writing will go away in time as well. In fact, I started a new story yesterday that I have high hopes for. So fingers crossed that my writing congestion is on the mend!
*what do you do when a cold - or other congestion - gets you down?