Under the Weather

Well, I am climbing out from under a cold that has held me hostage for the past week. I tell you, anytime I get sick anymore, I get wiped out for at least seven days. I am sure that I am failing my immune system in some way, just not sure what it is.

For now, I am contending with the stragglers “hacking cough” & “sniffy nose” in my band of tricksters. After all of this hacking is over I am sure to have abs of steel.

I do want to come out publicly in support of Zicam nasal congestion spray. The stuff is amazing and it’s homeopathic so you can it take along with your chosen over-the-counter wonder drug. Just a little squirt up your nose (which is never pleasant) and you can breathe for 12 hours. I love this stuff, especially since my nasal congestion is something akin to cement in my sinuses. Give it a try, you’ll actually be able to sleep.

Uncle Alvin

Ten days ago my uncle Alvin unexpected passed away due to a massive heart attack. It was very sad for my family, especially my grandmother who has had to endure the unfairness of living through the death of her child. The hardest part has been seeing my family in pain. I will surely miss him as will many. So here are some of the things that I will remember about him:

He was a kind, but simple man.
He could fix or build just about anything, if he couldn’t he’d learn.
He wanted nothing to do with anything fancy or material.
He cooked better than most men, just like his dad.
He never knew what to buy me for Christmas; I have at least 7 jewelry boxes from him.
He always had a smirk.
He never cared much what anyone else thought.
He did what he wanted to do.

Love you, uncle.