I am sick - and have been sick since last weekend - I am tired of being sick! The coughing is insistent and happens all hours of the day and night. So much so that when I ask my family how their sleep was they each complain, "Pretty good but I heard you coughing all night." sigh. . .
As a consequence of the coughing, HALLS cough drops have become a constant companion to me. I choose the sugar free ones because that way I can leave one in my mouth at night when I occasionally fall asleep and it won't cause trouble for my teeth. When I wake up coughing, lo' and behold a cough drop is ready and waiting.
After the first cough filled night I was picking up the drop wrappers off the floor when I noticed some writing on them. Look closer -
"A PEP TALK IN EVERY DROP"
"GET BACK IN THERE CHAMP"
"GET BACK IN THE GAME"
"TOUGH IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME"
While I am sure that is meant to be encouraging it mostly just ticked me off! I already feel bad - why don't you tell me what I really need to hear -
"YOUR HUSBAND WILL MAKE THE BED TODAY"
"THE LAUNDRY WILL WAIT"
"HERE'S A HALL'S HUG"
"YOU WON'T BE JUDGED FOR EATING CAKE FOR BREAKFAST"
"SNEAK IN A NAP OR TWO"
"YOUR KIDS WILL ENJOY FORAGING FOR THEIR OWN DINNER"
Comments like these would encourage me on my road to wellness and not make me feel worse than I already do. Rant over.