So there has been this horrendous, and hideous stomach bug going around the town I live in. No one is immune. I work at a library, so when people come in to get DVDs for their sick kids, I end up touching the contaminated case when it comes back. Mind you that’s the same with books. I am exposed to pretty much every virus imaginable. So far because I have worked in libraries for so long I have built up a pretty good immune system I think, all except for the occasional cold and the twice a year sinus infection. But hearing about this stomach virus scares me. It sounds like absolute hell, sorry to swear. With me traveling so soon I am taking every precaution to make sure I don’t get sick before the trip, when I get there, or on the way home.
I was told by my mom that Oregano Oil is a great anti-viral herb, so she recommended I go get some and start taking it now. Mind you I am sitting on my couch at this time watching the tree whip around in the wind outside my window and hearing the wind howl past my window. I have to drive to Wal-Mart to get some , which is about 18 miles away, because all the pharmacies are closed here because it’s Sunday. Blast that almost every important thing is closed on Sunday! Only a few select stores are open here on Sunday. But to protect myself from illness it was worth it. So I get all bundled up, and get out to my car, just about sit in the seat, and notice there is a torn strip of notebook paper with writing on it slipped under my windshield wiper. Crap! I think. Thoughts of a car hitting my car in the lot causing damage, or a note that I have a flat tire, speed through my head.
I get out and grab it. Well I sort of had to peel it from the ice sticking it to the windshield. So I get in my car and start to read the note. It reads: “(5 names listed I will keep them anonymous) have found where you live we don’t know which apt. is yours But we will soon find out. See you Monday!” So obviously this note was not meant for me, since I know none of those people. I am pretty sure it was meant for my female neighbor who drives a champagne colored Honda sedan, that looks very similar to my silver Toyota sedan, especially in the dark, and we were parked next to each other. So I hope she doesn’t have a bunch of stalkers, and that nothing happens to her on Monday. She won’t be prepared because she didn’t get the note!
So I drive to Wal-Mart, have to park in the boondocks because it’s Christmas, brave the freezing wind, and safely enter the store. Luckily I didn’t need only the Oregano Oil capsules, because guess what, they didn’t have any. The vitamins are alphabetized and it went straight from Niacin to Primrose Oil, skipping right over the O’s. So I went and got my stuff for my trip I needed. Did anyone ever tell you how much luggage tags are? Outrageous! But I shelled out anyways. I invested in some anti-bacterial hand wipes, a good investment I think. And I bought a sugar free Red Bull, my very first, and for my all nighter plane trip night. I have never had one before, so it will be an experience drinking it. So I leave Wal-Mart and get on the highway, and begin to speed up and see HyVee. Maybe they have Oregano Oil capsules? So I quickly turn off the highway, brave the frigidness again, and go in. None. Total bust for what I really needed.
All in all an adventure. I will have to make another trip back tomorrow early before work to put money in the bank, and go to the pharmacy there, who will surely have it. I’m just mad I made a trip that wasted gas since I am pinching every penny for my trip. Oh well, that’s how life goes!