For the last few weeks—since AWP DC—I've had a persistent cough. A deep, chesty, uncontrollable wet cough that sounds like I’m coughing up a lung (sounds much worse than it is). I rarely get sick, and when I do I fight illness off fairly quickly. But this cough has been a drag.
Well, I am finally getting over my cold/bronchitis/walking pneumonia/whooping cough. After a visit to my doctor, who gave me antibiotics, an anti-inflammatory, and chest X-ray, I checked out OK and should feel better soon.
Last night, I crashed at 8:30 p.m. and got a full eight hours of sleep. I feel better than I have in weeks. Probably should have done that in the first place.
It’s a hard lesson to learn that as sole support of the family, staying healthy and balanced has to be my #1 priority.
This weekend, lots of play dates and house projects planned. And the kids want to see the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie.
Poetry to-do list
1. Write three poems (I have three swirling around in my head)
2. Submit poems to two publications
3. Organize my desk
4. Mass Poetry Fest planning