I think I have had a cold, pretty much all winter. I've come to the conclusion that our heating system may be part of my problem. After living with steam heat for years and years, our little house is dry.
My scalp is so dry that it bleeds. I cough like an eighty year old smoker, every single morning. It's delightful.
So, we bought the world's noisiest humidifier. (It's going back the the store.) I wanted the one shaped like a penguin, but couldn't find it locally. I put a saucepan of water on our heating grate this morning, and within about ten minutes there were simmering bubbles. We clearly haven't figured out how best to live with this heating system. (And for the record, the thermostat was set to 66 degrees. I guess it's not a subtle system.)
What I really don't understand is the connection between respiratory illnesses and clumsiness and stupidity. Or the freezing cold, sweaty feet.