Do’s and dont’s when you have a cold


My uniform the past 2 weeks.

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might know that I battled a monster virus that last 2 weeks. While I have lingering boxes of tissues stashed strategically around my house, this monster is shrinking by the day.

I thought I would put together a list of do’s and don’ts if the monster tries to visit you this winter.

1) Don’t blame your husband. I mean, I know he had it first and all, but walking around with a sore throat being angry somehow prolongs it (or at least it did for me).

2) Don’t answer emails (or write them). Your head is full of mucus, you are running a fever and they simply won’t make sense.

3) In fact, don’t touch anything on your computer. I managed to disable 3 plug in’s on my website-one that enabled people to listen to the podcasts, just with a few misguided clicks. Oops.

4) Don’t reflect on the past year. Take me seriously on this one. This is NOT the time to try to dissect what did and didn’t work in your business. You will not be thinking clearly and you do not have the energy to set new goals even IF something actually needs adjusting. Just don’t do it. Luckily, I called a friend who told me to stay away from deep reflection the entire month of January. She lives in Chicago, she gets it. December is all twinkly and spiritual and then January is bitter and sneezing. Just watch football instead or…

5) DO plunk yourself in front of new (old) TV shows that you have never seen and catch up on entire seasons in one sitting. I think the Property Brothers are cute and funny and cute. And I am so into American Pickers!! I told my mother and she waved me off, “Oh,  we have seen every episode.” Well, not me and since there is not plot line, back to back viewing works out perfectly.  I may have even shot off an email giving an antique dealer the opportunity to “pick” through my own stash (read number number 2).

6) Don’t listen to your doctor when he tells you you have a mucus omelet in your head. JUST TUNE HIM OUT because you will not be able to eat split pea soup ever again or salsa verde or an omelet.

7) Do let your husband cook for you. Don’t faint in shock when your 17 year old offers to make dinner, just act like it is a normal everyday occurrence, then hope this will all become part of your family routine.

8) Do be grateful for God, your country, world peace and your immune system when you start feeling better.


I would add, don’t get 3 or 4 inches of your hair chopped off, but I think I am kind of happy with that decision. Off to Alt Summit in Salt Lake City this week, if you are attending, find me and say hello!!