Sneezing and coughing and blowing (my nose), oh my!

Random dog picture!

I’d like to take a moment to thank my co-workers who came to work with a cold last week and spread their germs all around. I saw the germs approaching yesterday and did everything I could to fight them off. However, they ambushed me while I was sleeping and I woke up this morning a complete mess: sneezing, coughing, nose dripping (TMI?), etc. Ugh.

I stayed home today and am currently 2/3 of the way through a jumbo box of Kleenex.

I’m not sure I have more Kleenex in the house and am hoping I don’t have to resort to paper towels. I’ll look like Rudolph in five minutes flat.

The good news is that I’m now feeling well enough to knit. Earlier today, I was just lying on the couch, watching TV and moaning (and not in a good way).

While browsing the Internet, I found this story. The whole story is disturbing, but the worst part is this:

“One of her students saw nude art in the museum, and after the child’s parent complained, the teacher was suspended.”

A veteran teacher lost her job because one parent complained about nudity? It’s not porn, it’s art that happens to depict nude people. Huge difference.

No wonder this country is so messed up.

I would love to pontificate more, but I must attend to my nose.

Send Kleenex.

9 responses

  1. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Hope you feel better, Kathy!
    (((hugs)))

  3. *sigh* as if the teacher has any control over what art is hanging on the walls of the museum.

    Don’t most museums have nudes? I would assume that most large ones do. The parents should have known that that was a possibility, and if they didn’t want their child to see that, they shouldn’t have signed the permission slip.

    I don’t have a problem with the parents choice to not want the child exposed to nudity, but I just don’t see how it’s the teacher’s fault. I especially don’t see why the school/district went along with it.

  4. Oh, and I hope you get over your cold soon. As one who almost constantly has a runny nose, and who has been so stuffed up she couldn’t breathe, I can totally empathize with your suffering.

  5. Oh, hope you feel better soon, and don’t have to resort to paper towels, that would really not be good.

    Love the pup picture, but then I always love a good pup picture.

  6. Gee, if I knew you had such a bad cold I would have put up a recipe for chicken soup.

    Hint: when homemade soup is not available College Inn, low salt broth is pretty good.

    Take care

  7. Aww I hope you feel better soon. At least you’re not barfing. :)

    Love the mountain pictures – what a beautiful place to live. And the dogs. heh And cat. All so cute. And so many blankets – why do you have so many different blanket projects? Are you donating them? Baby presents? I should read more and I would probably know instead of just looking at the pictures, huh? heh

    Oh, I did read enough to see about the teacher getting suspended due to one parent’s remark about the nudity? GAH! And these people are Americans??

  8. These are 5th grade students? consider the field trip a health class lesson too! Didn’t the parents have to sign a permission slip? why didn’t they go first to the museum and make sure there was nothing “offensive” before allowing their impressionable child to attend?

    Feel better soon! I hate when coworkers come to work sick and spread their germs!

  9. kristi and otis | Reply

    Welcome to the sickness ranks fellow knitter!!! Hope you feel better soon – sorry but I had to laugh at you “moaning – but not in a good way” – – I’m such a child sometimes….

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