The Cold From Hell

March 1, 2011

Yesterday I mailed Chase’s (non-herding) National Specialty entries to Foy Trent.  The forms were all filled out, I included a check.  Then last night my brain did a tiny bit of math — $20 for the Megan + $32 for a Regular Class = $52.  Interesting — yesterday afternoon, it apparently equaled $42 – because that’s what I sent with the entry.  I emailed Foy Trent Dog Shows, and being the gentleman that Mr. Trent is, he did not call me anything derogatory – just told me to send a second check for $10 with a note containing the dog’s name, Registration number, and the classes in which he is entered.  I wonder what other things I have done during the past ten days of stuffed-up-head that will need to be undone or redone.  Sigh!

For those of you who have not yet experienced this variety of head cold/upper-respiratory blockage, I promise you would like to avoid it.  Tomorrow will mark two weeks since I woke up with a slightly sore throat.  I actually missed four days of work (I only do that for dog events), and have felt as if I were slogging through mud.  My brain is sluggish, my joints ache, my voice is all cracked.  I expect stock prices for facial tissue makers have skyrocketed.  I am more convinced than ever that I need a private jet so I might avoid full flights and recirculated air.

Things will be better tomorrow though because Adrienne is delivering my Girl Scout Cookies.  Everyone knows they cure all.


  1. sandy says:

    Yeah Thin Mints to the rescue…hope you feel better soon!

  2. DeAnn says:

    Whew, gald you caught the error.

    So sorry you’re still feeling ill. Girl Scout cookies should do the trick! *sending healing thoughts*.

    I sent in an entry for “novice obedience A” and got questioned… That was MB-F. Seems I should have just put “novice A” Almost missed the close date on that one. I would hate to have to be the person reading and entering all the data for those shows! LOL

  3. Taryn says:

    The airlines like to claim that their air is well cleaned with filters during recirculation, but I get a cold Every. Time. I. Fly.
    Supposedly it is not the air but the tray tables and arm rests that get you. How gross is that?!

    Hope you feel better soon! Thin Mint Therapy can cure just about anything!

  4. Jean from NM says:

    Hope you feel better soon!

  5. Tom says:

    I thought we’d avoided the cold after our visit, however I awoke this morning with a bit of a sort throat and I’ve been sneezing. I KNEW I should have sprayed you with Lysol when I had the chance! If this becomes three years of visiting New Mexico and three years sick I’m going to have an aversion to crossing that border again 😉 I hope you feel better soon Penni!

  6. Builder Mama says:

    Oh geez…my sister had that crud for at least six weeks…Joey got sick on our trip to the Bahamas and then I caught it too…this is the first week that I haven’t coughed my head off or had gunk filling my head. I pretty much warned everyone at my office that if something required more than 2 brain cells to count me out.

    I hope you feel better soon! Thin Mints and Tagalongs are my medicine of choice. And wine. And bourbon.

  7. C-Myste says:

    I entered on-line as I trust computers better than the mail. Of course I still messed up, not being used to that website, and somehow entered the Megan once and breed twice. For one dog. I e-mailed Foy and he got immediately back to me and credited my card. I was impressed by the quick response.

  8. Kathy M. says:

    Sigh…that nasty bug has been to California too. Actually Traci had it at the So. Cal. Specialty. A few days later I had the sore throat. Truly, it takes six weeks for it to go completely away. Right now, everyone I know that has a small child has a sick child…ugg! And yes, it definitely addles the brain. Hope you feel better soon.

  9. Holly says:

    Fell better soon Penni!