Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Finest Moment

I am terribly, terribly sick. It started Saturday morning with a sore throat. A really, really sore throat. Then the next day my sinuses got involved. They hurt too. So all my big plans for the weekend didn't happen. Well, that's not true. The engineer and the kid cleaned out the chicken coop for me while the weather was nice and I stayed quarantined in Sheville and quilted.

But the third day was the charm. Yep, on the third day the floods came. Out my nose that is. In the past three days I've used up two whole boxes of tissues. First I just used them like any normal and civilized person would. But by day two I was starting to look like Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. So then I started stuffing them IN my nose. Kind of like little tampons for your face. I've since perfected it by just twisting two of the corners of a single tissue and shoving up inside each nostril. This allows the other two corners to hang loose and cover my mouth while sneezing. I think I'm going to market it and call it a Nasal Nellie.

9 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

Go for it ,sounds good to me. Hope you are better soon.
patsy

Milah said...

Why didn't you post pictures of this Nasal Nellie!? Huh? That would be a blogging first!

Pieceful Afternoon said...

Our youngest daughter has always done that - I had no idea anyone esle would - and to post about it - this she's got to see. But we would really have liked some real pictures. :-)

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Jen said...

Just joining your nose tampon support group...I've done that...my mom taught me which means she's a card carrying member too!!

Lindah said...

Oh, you poor kid! At least you have a great sense of humor through it all. Hope you're feeling better soon.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've been right there where you are - and it's a miserable place. I don't know how you sew feeling like that but I now have even more awe of all you do! blessings, marlene

Jayne said...

LMAO!! That is absolutely hilarious! Well, how else are you gonna be able to quilt with a runny nose?! Necessity is the mother of invention again.

Terri said...

I just found your blog (while searching for sewing room ideas!) and I love it! A week or so ago I needed Nasal Nellies of my own! Who knew one little nose could produce so much, er... stuff? Anyway, I hope you're feeling better this week!