i stayed home all day, trying to recover from a cold. my symptoms were a runny nose, occasional sneezing, and an overall sense of tiredness. i took 2 benadryl tablet in the middle of the day, which probably made me sleepier. i ate some leftover short ribs my sister had made yesterday. they were good, but my sense of smell is all blocked up so i couldn't really taste anything other than the strongest flavors. i feel asleep on the sofa around 4pm, waking up an hour later afraid karen would be coming home shortly. like clockwork, she got back at 6pm. she was cooking up something in the kitchen for dinner, i think it made the whole house smell but i couldn't smell it. as for me, i heated up some leftover mexican chicken soup for dinner. i think it's going to take at least a few more days to recover, but i'm going to the patriots' parade tomorrow morning and it's going to be freezing rain for much of the day, so i'm not confident will condition will get better anytime soon.