May 09, 2015

Bronchitis and TV show predictions

This is going to be pretty whiny, so I apologize for that in advance.

I'm really sick. This sucks! I've had a non-stop headache, sore throat, cough, and very stuffy nose for a few days, and this morning, my cough has definitely gotten much worse. I've had bronchitis a few times (always the last week of April or first week of May, weirdly), and I'm sure that it's bronchitis again.

I didn't do anything yesterday. I had zero energy, and just doing a few tasks around the house wore me out. But even though I was drained, I was really restless. I got sick of sitting around watching movies, but I just didn't have the energy to do anything else. I've spent most of the time cuddled up under my race shirt quilt watching Lifetime movies ;)

My throat was so sore yesterday that I ended up eating ice cream for dinner. Honestly, nothing else sounded remotely appealing. The ice cream used up every last one of my weekly points (which don't start over until Wednesday), and even worse, I couldn't taste it! The creaminess and cold felt great, but I haven't been able to taste anything because I'm so congested. So I feel like I totally wasted all those points.

This morning, I woke up coughing like crazy. Then the kids were complaining that we didn't have anything to eat, so I ended up going grocery shopping at 7:30 this morning. I forgot to bring tissues with me, so I grabbed a box of Kleenex from the shelf, opened it, and took a few to the bathroom to blow my nose (don't worry, I paid for the box later). Had to go to the bathroom to blow my nose twice more while grocery shopping.

I spent the whole afternoon getting caught up on bills. I really need to get in the habit of paying them right when I get them. Usually, I'll stick the bill in a folder to pay later, and then I end up getting a second notice before I realize, "Oh crap! I forgot to pay that...".

Jerry texted me to tell me that yet another of my TV show predictions is coming true. *SPOILERS* ahead--if you're behind on Grey's, skip to below the line. I don't know why I watch Grey's Anatomy, other than the fact that I started watching it from the very first episode. I don't really like any of the characters except for April and Jackson, but for the sake of just watching it through to the end, I continue to watch.

Anyway, about six weeks ago, I predicted that Derek was going to die in an upcoming episode. I even said it would be due to something with his brain, because he's a neurosurgeon, and what could be more dramatic than that? I told Jerry about my predictions, because I noticed that the writers were working to make the audience really like him, particularly in the last few episodes before he died. Jerry always believes me when I make guesses, because they are pretty accurate most of the time!

*MORE SPOILERS* I've learned that TV shows usually play up a character that is going to die soon, because they want the death to be heartbreaking and emotional for the audience. I even predicted George's death, but that was still heartbreaking for me! (That's also how you can tell who will get "voted off" of a reality show like The Bachelor or The Biggest Loser--the show will focus on that person more than anyone else during that episode.) So anyway, I predicted Derek's death. And then on that episode, I predicted that Meredith was pregnant--because drama. On TV, pretty much any time a woman vomits, it means she's pregnant. My next prediction is that Meredith and Alex hook up. Mark those words! ;) I take back what I said before--I do like Alex, too.

Jerry and I have really liked watching Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. Last season, I predicted that soon, there would be a Chicago Med-type show to round it all out. So when Jerry sent me the text today confirming my prediction, I was kind of exited about it! They've been doing crossover shows pretty often with the Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Law & Order: SVU.

I love crossover shows, and during Sons of Anarchy, I was hoping more than ANYTHING that FX would make Vic Mackey, (actor Michael Chiklis) from The Shield, an undercover cop on SoA. Michael Chiklis was, in fact, written into a couple of episodes, but not as Vic Mackey (bummer).

Jerry and I are supposed to have a date night tonight. I wish I wasn't sick! We'll probably end up just watching a movie at home. I hope everyone has a great weekend--Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!


  1. Happy Mother's Day to you too! I hope you feel better soon!

  2. AnonymousMay 09, 2015

    I hope you feel better soon! You might try popsicles if you need something cold on your throat. That's what I do, less points than ice cream.

  3. Happy Mother's Day to you too.! I was going to suggest popsicles also. They feel really good on a sore throat. Just don't get the diet ones -- they taste bitter with a stuffy nose (my husband picked them up by mistake one time and they were gross.)

  4. we liked Chiklis
    on The Shield
    with Dennis Quaid

  5. AnonymousMay 10, 2015

    Sore throats are the worst! I actually really like warm/hot things when my throat hurts. Tea with a little honey is my favorite. And as much as it sucks just keep drinking water, maybe even ice cubes if the cold feels better? Hope you feel better soon.

    *In response to your SPOLIERS*
    I'm with you,I've watched since episode 1 and just keep watching because it's on my Hulu list.I have been getting an Alex/Maggie vibe lately. But whether it's gonna be Maggie or Meredith I think Alex and Jo are coming to an end.

  6. Feel better soon, Katie. Enjoy your mother's day!

  7. Sorry you feel so sick. I hope this ends soon. I hope you got to enjoy your Mother's day. And I was totally floored by Derek's death. Warm lemon water with honey always helped my sore throats :)

  8. AnonymousMay 11, 2015

    Sorry you feel sick! Do you think this could all be caused by seasonal allergies? I am the same as you, and always get sick around this time each year. Someone recommended I start taking a daily over the counter allergy medicine, and it basically cleared everything up after a few doses. Now, I just have to remember to take it daily!

  9. If you are sure you have bronchitis you need to get your rear to the doctor for some antibiotics. Untreated bronchitis can really mess up ones lungs.

  10. I think something will happen between Maggie and Alex. He really cares about her well-being. We will see!


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