Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Old Age?

I've got a problem.

I think I've forgotten how to blow my nose.

I don't have allergies or a cold or anything, but I do blow my nose a couple times a day.  (usually after showering or washing my face)  I go to blow my nose and nothing works.  My mouth closes up, weird sounds come out of my nose and nothing lands in the tissue. 

What is with that?

I've tried to think about how I taught my kids to blow their noses.  I think it went something like this, "Blow."  Well, I did put a tissue in front of their nose first...  But, I tried giving myself the same instructions and I'm still stuck.

I don't know if I've forgotten how to do it, or if my mechanics have just quit.  But, I think the snot is starting to back up into my ears.  So, now I'm a snot nosed hard of hearing forty eight year old woman who can't figure out how go get this stuff out of my nose.



KB said...

I love you for posting this. You can't think about blowing your nose while you blow your nose. It won't work. I can't walk up the stairs if I think about it. Just do it.

mel said...

Eat something that will make it run more, to give you something to work with. Onions?

Grandma K said...

You are too young for this stuff!!

Now, seriously, just relax and blow!

And, no - I never did get the ice cream sandwich. I just left the room!!!

Colleen said...

Blow out not in....come on you can do it!

Thanks for the laugh at your expense after a long day at work!

sherri s. said...

Let's hope you don't have to revert to one of those snot-sucking thingies all my friends used on their babies!

Can't WAIT to see your bottle tree--I love them, and I miss them...it's a Southern thing, for sure!

word: doester

Doh! He's a doester, for sure--he does things and gets things do(e)ne.

Robin said...

By now this has probably blown over (couldn't resist) but my advice would be to eat something with turmeric because its a vasoconstrictor, so it should reduce whatever inflammation has things stopped up! I'm thinkin' we need an update out here - what happened?

equartum aliowt: the witch delivered the spell: equartum alliowt! and her nasal passages cleared!