Still snotty…

Okay, it’s going on more than a week now and every day brings a uniquely special experience – which sounds much more pleasant than symptom. Today, the green snot is making it’s debut. And let me tell you, judging by how hard I have to blow my nose, it’s not that eager to exit into the world.

I had tried the approach yesterday of holding off from consuming Alka Seltzer cold medicine, to see if I could hang tough like the Dutch and take the day off sick. Nope. I still worked.

After I finish my coffee this morning, I am going to dig into my shrinking stockpile of cold medicine and give in. Luckily, I am going back to the US next month so I can get some more.

A vacation decision has been made. We are going to France for three weeks. On the coast of Brittany, in a stone house that is 50 meters from the beach. Of course, this is the northern coast of France so the average temperature for June is 61 degrees F which also matches the water temperature. Put away your ideas of tanning on the beach and think instead walking for miles with wind and hair standing somewhere above your head – along with two small dogs and a great deal of French bread πŸ™‚

It’s the first year that I do not have to focus on the last month of the fiscal year so we are able to go away early before the high season starts. This was a matter of some debate since Dutch vacation habits are to go in either July or August, depending on which province you live in. This mostly has to do with school vacations since children don’t have ten weeks off like they do in the US. We’re making our own rules πŸ˜‰

Okay, time for Alka Seltzer… achoo!

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