Sunday, February 12, 2017


When I was little (like, five) I used to play store. This involved getting tins from my mother's cupboards and arranging them on the steps outside the front of our house. I never sold anything, but I remember taking great pleasure in setting up the 'store' and taking some kind of strange pride in how it all looked. Plentiful, secure. Who knows.

Looking at my kitchen counter, I realized it still looks like I'm playing store -- only the display isn't on the steps outside, and the line-up doesn't consist of beans or corn or soups.

The set-up this time is an assortment of the various remedies I have tried to get through this ridiculous coughing flu, the manifestation of this winter's flu that's decided to pay me an unwelcome visit.

It probably looks as though I've decided to play drugstore. Frankly, it's nowhere near as much fun as playing 'ordinary' store. I'm just hoping I'm not going to need to rely on these supplies for much longer. But excuse me, please, while I go to find another lozenge.


Janet Vickers said...

Oh sorry to see you are suffering. I used to have suggestions like no dairy while you have a cold, ginger and lemon tea, etc., but I gave up this time. Rogues and germs are out to get us for the next couple of years. Stay calm, huddle down and wait for the signs.

hg said...

Huddling. Waiting. Seeking signs.