Repeat of the early quarter blahs

I am not feeling my best today. I haven’t since Monday morning. Stuffed up.  

For some reason, this always happens when I come back from Kansas City. It happened just after January 1. This case is nowhere near as bad as the one then, but I can still feel it. 

It’s just coincidence, right? It’s the beginning of a quarter, just like it was the last time. 

I had the chills most of Monday. I fell asleep during the end of the men’s basketball championship game. I heard North Carolina won, but didn’t see any of it. By time I fell asleep, the auto tune had changed the channel. I didn’t have the chills Tuesday or today, but I’m still a bit stuffy. 

I haven’t taken any medicine for the cold, for fear it would knock me out and make me too groggy to get my work done. I did get some vitamin C supplement today when I stopped at Walgreens to pick up prescriptions. 

I made it to my session with Crista this afternoon, but I felt a bit lethargic. I felt bad for her. She told me it was no problem, but I felt like it wasn’t as productive as it could have been. Good thing nothing really happened in the past nine days which needed to be hashed over. 

I had enough energy somehow to drive to Salina to play trivia at Buffalo Wild Wings. I have missed my favorite game, SIX, on Wednesday and Thursday nights the past two weeks, and I didn’t want to go another week or two without it. Ergo, here I am. 

I’m glad I made the quick getaway to Kansas City last weekend. I got to see Larry (MIZZOU) for the first time in over three months, plus Robb and Dawn, and my favorites at Minsky’s, Tara and Lindsay. I felt a little lonely at Minsky’s Saturday, but it wasn’t anything anyone was doing. 

Caitlyn’s first track meet is Friday at Norton, which is her last athletic event at home. Right now, she’s more concerned with her oldest sister, Chelsea, who gave birth to her son, Peggy and Clark’s second grandchild, yesterday in Colby. I haven’t heard any details about the birth, but it’s because everyone is so busy. 

I would have slept later today, but I had to get a haircut. It looked pretty shaggy after four weeks. Then again, shaggy for me is probably too short for most. 

The “Q” key on the Bluetooth keyboard is balky. Lucky it’s the Q key. 

I was wrong about Mississippi State’s women. I finished near the bottom of the men’s pools I entered, thanks to my wonderful picks of Duke, Arizona, Kansas and Kentucky in the Final Four. HUGE whiff. Basketball is definitely not my sport. 

The Royals are 0-2 and have been outscored 16-2 by the Twins. Minnesota has scored six runs in the seventh inning each time. Too bad for the Twins, the season still has 160 games to run. 

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on April 5, 2017, in Personal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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