Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Presently, the temperature is 79˚F (26˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 61% and the wind blowing from the east at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 78˚F (26˚). This first day of the month is going to be rather soggy; the forecast calls for scattered rain showers and a high of 89˚F (32˚C). Tonight, those scattered showers will continue, and the low will be 74˚F (23˚C). Today’s Air Quality Index (AQI) is 29 or Good.
Last night I went to sleep sometime after 11 PM and slept straight on till 6:30 AM Eastern; I suppose the NyQuil helped a bit, but colds – severe or not – tire me out and make me irritable. So I think this was a case of what my mom would have called sueños atrasados, which is Spanish for delayed dreams. Basically, those bouts of insomnia or restless sleep caught up with me and I dozed off while I watched the last episodes of I, Caesar on Amazon Prime Video.
About the summer cold: I have not noticed any change – for better or worse – in my condition. I don’t feel feverish, and I have a normal appetite, so I don’t think I caught anything more serious than a garden variety cold. On the other hand, the stuffy nose and dull-but-persistent headache are still here. If it weren’t for the DayQuil I take every six hours (three doses in all a day) and the one dose of NyQuil I take at night, I’d feel worse than I do now.
Still, the symptoms I feel are, at the very least, annoying. The severity of the stuffiness tends to wax and wane at random, but it seems to get worse when I have to concentrate on a task (such as, say, this blog post). Sometimes, when I’m not doing anything remotely useful or that requires serious concentration, the pressure in my sinuses eases off just a scintilla or two, but it doesn’t quite go away.
On the other hand, since the Caregiver handed me the two medicines I am taking, I don’t have as many sneezing/coughing fits as I did before, and the runny nose thing is only an unpleasant, if perhaps still vivid, memory.
I don’t have anything else to report, so I will close for now. Until next time, Dear Reader, stay safe, stay healthy, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.