It’s a cold Saturday morning and my Little Darling is still battling her cold. While she is doing that I am battling not to get it. I fear that I am losing the battle. Yesterday I came home with a sore throat and the start of a runny nose. By 9PM I was feeling like absolute shit, but couldn’t sleep because of the desire to cough.
Usually when that happens I would down a larger than prescribed dose of Nyquil and pass out. I haven’t restocked since the last time we were sick and funds are short so that didn’t happen. David suggested a Hot Toddy might help, but I brushed him off. 11PM I was still awake and cranky so I agreed to try his home remedy. David brought me a mug of tea with a touch of orange juice and a little rum (not even a half of shot he assured me). The mug was warm and felt wonderful in my hand. When it cooled down enough to have a drink I could actually feel it warming up my body.
For those that don’t know before my surgery I could drink like a rock star. Two Long Islands, Three French Whores and Two Red Headed Sluts was what I could handle. After that I was throwing up in the bushes. But I wasn’t even halfway done with my Hot Toddy when my face got all warm and I was feeling no pain. I should have stopped there like David Suggested, but I felt good and I wasn’t coughing. I gave him the pouty face and he said one more sip.
Between you and I my friends it ended up been more like a swig. As David took my mug back to the kitchen I just started cracking the fuck up. My cat looked at my like what hell Mom? My dog kept trying to lick my face. I think to see if I was ok. By the time David got back to the bedroom tears were rolling down my face and I had to pee. I don’t think I was drunk after my half of a Hot Toddy, but I sure wouldn’t have been able to operate heavy machinery.
When the laughter calmed down David tucked me into bed and said, “Good night Lightweight.” That’s right I am officially a light weight now. Other than a Jello Shot or two a year ago I haven’t had any alcohol in three and a half years. I think it will be quite a while before I do again. I think I will stick to hot tea and honey. Lightweight, yeah I am good with that.