Unofficially declared dead

Man. This is a bummer. I’m writing you from the other side. Funny how we have the internet here. I’ve been walking around the past few months with an annoying cough. I think there were a few times I actually felt sick.  I figured it would go away on its own. Nope, silly me.

Have you ever tried to spit into a napkin and before you can put it in a waste basket, it drips on to your shirt, or worse your bed comforter ? Yeah, I wouldn’t  know about it either.  Sonetimes, when I blow my nose, the snozzola will actually end up on my fingers! I can’t breathe, sleep, and lie down. My head and nose are completely stuffed up (but I have a very drippy nose- like a faucet!),  raging headache, fever, chills, night sweats, body ache… when I saw my doc, he hypothesized some form of bronchitis, pneumonia, N something, H something, along with allergies.  To verify which beast raced through my body, they did some blood tests, gave me an inhaler and I’m getting a chest x-ray and breathing test done today. He mentioned it was pointless to prescribe flu meds because none of the other cold/flu meds worked.

I’ve named the frog in my throat Charlie.   Kermit would be to norm.

This past week I worked some freakishly long hours. Sonetimes sleeping but a few hours at night. I was on this high! I felt full of energy and going at 100 miles per hour. Sadly, my body came to a crashing yesterday.

During this overwhelming feeling of invincibility, my chomebook didn’t work as fast as my mind did.  I currently have a small maid cleaning business.  I had been researching scheduling software that was compatible with QuickBooks online. Initially, I needed Acuity scheduling software so I could find an app tbat would send out confirmation and follow-up emails.  I sent invoices and was paid via QBO.  It allows the customer to pay their bill directly from their invoice.  Which is awesome, except I have to manually confirm, remind and follow-up. And, sometimes I forgot. Suck. Moreover, the Acuity only worked with a few merchant services.  The most compatible was Stripe. This however would become a nightmare when I reconciled my accounts. I liked how it required a cc on file in case of no shows.  Unfortunately, I had to have an exact price for them BEFORE, the option to take cc info was possible. And lastly, they had no option to take bank account information.


Meanwhile, as I researched what to do, I also examined Launch27, Maid Biz, ZenMaid and GetJobber. I gave up and realized I needed to also get my branding done.  Normally something I did first in previous businesses. I went on to find a simple logo maker. When I logged in, it was the only thing I couldn’t create.  But, they offered a blog page. I had never blogged, and honestly, don’t follow them. 😉 It’s hard enough to keep up with all the other social media sites.

Next thing I know, I’ve got 20 tabs open and creating my blog. While I researched scheduling software and automated emails, I was working on purchasing my Plexus Tri-pack for my new health goals.  Oddly, after I clicked “Buy”,  the little “I’m thinking” circle went round and round, and round. Nope, it did not process.

I went to bed.

Woke up the next morning with the worse cough ever and even pulled a back muscle because my cough would whiplash my poor body in half.  Would that be called waist whiplash? 🤔

The sickness 🎼🎶 “wrecked my whole world when (it) came, and hit me like a hurricane”. 📻🎵

As I lay here, Disturbed’s “Down with a Sickness” plays in my head.

As I type my frustration, knowing the same business and sickness problems will be there later, I realize my left eye is sealed shut.  What the? I’m on my 3rd glass of ginger tea. Downed sone Robitussin DM, Theraflu, alleve and breathed in few puffs of my inhaler.

I just pray I fall asleep. Longest. Night.  Ever.


Author: JLovelady

A perimenopause, Bi-Polar, survivor, returned Mormon, small business owner, everyday gals journey to achieving a greater quality of living.

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