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School days. First cold. Self-care package.

by lillybrook on August 29, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

It's the first Friday of the school year, and I awoke with swollen glands, (bigger) gray circles under my eyes, and a scratchy throat. First stop after the kindergarten drop off? Walgreen's. Tis the season, I guess, for new germs and my old standbys: Kleenex in a cheery box (not the scratchy generics at school), a 6-pack of smart water (to keep the fluids going), and some DayQuil.


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