I have a sinus infection. I had no idea these things were so terrible. Now I understand why people with chronic sinus infections get surgery. Although, having already had surgery done on my nose, I don’t know if I would opt for it again. But geez. I worked from home Monday-Tuesday, finally went to a clinic on Wednesday morning, came home, made lunch and was wiped out, so I took a two hour nap. I’m back at work today, and on a regiment of antibiotics, nasal spray and generic Sudafed (the meth kind). I’m pretty sure I’ve had sinus infections in the past and just sucked it up. Not this time. Give me drugs.

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I did a lot of this for three days, same expression and all. 

Do you ever go to retail clinics? By that I mean the Take Care clinic at Walgreens, Minute Clinic at CVS, Target Clinic at Target, etc. This is my second time going to one (I went to one years ago when I had strep throat). My dad said he thought it was weird that I went to Target to “see the doctor.” (Actually a nurse.) Personally, I do not have a general practitioner – I only see my OB/GYN annually. I get a flu shot and blood work done every fall at my company’s health fair. So when I have a common illness, rather than call around to find a GP that is accepting new patients and has same-day appointments, within 10 miles of home, I’d rather just go to a retail clinic. But I ask this not just out of personal curiosity, but because I work in healthcare, so I’m interested from a professional point of view as well.

The photo challenge is coming back! I attended a little DIY blogger workshop with some Chicago blogging ladies on Sunday, and one of the things that came up was participating in link-ups and blog-hops, etc. A couple people mentioned that they enjoyed the photo challenge that I used to do. So, I’m bringing it back! It will be a little bit different – instead of compiling all of the submissions myself (which took a bit of time and was one of the reasons I stopped doing it), I’m going to do it Blog Hop style similar to how Erin did this fashion blog hop. So … stay tuned for Photo Challenge Friday! I made a badge and all, so I have to stick to it.