Thursday, November 26, 2009

i'm still breathing (barely)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I was going to regale you with a story from last year's holiday. I somehow managed to convince my entire family to participate in a five mile Turkey Trot and as always, hilarity ensued. However, that story will have to wait for this weekend because the Benadryl is about to kick in. Do you want to know why? I know you do. OH OKAY FINE! I'll tell you.

This morning I woke up feeling fine. I opened up my laptop and was doin' my interwebs thang. Then all of a sudden I was coughing, and coughing, and coughing. And then the neck itching started. Let's backtrack a little bit - I've deduced that I have some sort of cat allergy and whenever I'm exposed to them not only do I sneeze and display a lovely, hacking cough - the skin on my neck gets SO unbearably itchy. When that happens I start to panic and hyperventilate a bit. Really healthy, right?

I was freaking out a bit, but then my mom came in and of course the situation became a million times more stressful. When this happened after the Halloween party, Koodles did a great job of keeping me calm and breathing. This was not the case with my mother. God bless her, but she does not exactly inspire me to stay relaxed. She shoved a Benadryl down my throat and threw me into the shower, checking on my periodically to make sure that I was still standing and/or breathing.

So I'm sitting on the couch, blogging about the current situation because, well that's what I do, right? My mom comes over, asks how I'm feeling and I say fine, that I'm still a bit congested but that at least I no longer want to claw at my neck and that I'm already feeling pretty tired from the medicine. Then she looks at me and says "Oh, by the way the Benadryl may expired in.. like... 2003"

I'm not actually sure if I'll survive the day. I mean, my family hasn't even arrived yet.

It's going to be a long, long, looooong Thanksgiving.

Regardless, I am thankful for my loving, whackadoo family. No matter how much I complain I love them to bits, even if they will one day drive me to the loony bin.

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