The last couple of days have been exactly what I didn’t know I needed, and oh, have I ever enjoyed them. Yesterday I stayed in my pajamas all day except for a brief 20-minute window when I did in fact put on real clothes so that the little guy and I could go to lunch. But then I realized that my car battery was dead (all better now, thanks to the husband), so we walked back inside, put on PJs again, and I made us some cheese grits.
As you can tell, our Wednesday was fraught with excitement.
I’ve spent a big chunk of the last two days watching the Passion 2013 live feed, and if you haven’t watched any of the sessions yet, I cannot recommend them enough. The conference is for college students, but as someone who is a couple of decades removed from my college years, I am still encouraged and challenged by what I see and hear. Yesterday morning (Session Two) Beth Moore taught a beautiful lesson on the Last Supper, and it should be online until sometime tomorrow if you’d like to watch it before then (here’s the link if you’re interested).
Right now the youngster is playing with a friend, so I thought I’d take a second and see if the Internet can solve a problem I’m having. It was Sunday, I think, when I noticed that I kept feeling like I needed to sneeze – only I never could make the actual sneezing happen. My nose would tickle and my eyes would water, but there was no follow-through. I couldn’t figure out what was going on, but I figured it must just be some sort of sneezing glitch.
But now it’s Thursday. And I still can’t sneeze. I’m sure it’s some sort of psychological thing at this point, but it’s DRIVING. ME. CRAZY. I thought about calling my ENT, but I don’t think I can relay this information to a nurse without laughing my head off. I mean, it’s silly, right? Kind of a ridiculous medical issue, if you think about it. But like I told some friends earlier this afternoon, you don’t know how grateful you are for a good sneeze until the Lord removes the sneeze anointing from your life.
I’ve even started to covet the sneezes of my family members. NO KIDDING. I AM JEALOUS OF THEIR SNEEZING.
Usually when I feel like I need to sneeze I can look at a bright light and settle the sneezing almost instantly, but not this time. The bright light trick isn’t working. I’ve even tried shaking black pepper around the general vicinity of my nose, but it was a no-go. And now, after five days, I have a little bit of concern that when I finally do sneeze (Lord willing), I will shake my house right down to the rafters.
And that’s certainly no way to kick off 2013.
So does anybody have any home remedies? Any suggestions? A similar experience?
My sinus pressure and I thank you in advance. We’re forever grateful for your wisdom.