One of the perks of being in radio is that I don't have to be glammed up to come to work on a regular basis. As a matter of fact, I'm dressed down most of the time and rarely wear makeup. I mean, WHO sees me?  I'm usually just heard, right?  Not this morning!

It started yesterday.

Ok, one of my biggest faults is that I don't take good care of myself.  I'll do anything for anybody and don't do a good job of staying within my limits until I'm forced to.  So, I'm in the process of home renovations.  I did a good bit of work around my house yesterday, including moving furniture to my storage shed. Normally, my head would be completely covered.  Yesterday, I had no hood on my jacket, and because my home is something of a maze right now, I couldn't find my ear muffs.  So, I kept the cold air out of my ears as good as possible-- by occasionally covering them with my hands.

I felt a little bit of a tingle in my throat. So, I bundled up under the covers, leaving only room for my face to be exposed so I could watch the game. I did a little screaming, of course. I mean, that's what fans do. After the win, I covered up and went to sleep.

Woke up this morning. No sore throat! GREAT! I was a little worried about that.  Opened my mouth to talk to God and nothing came out. When I say nothing, I mean NOTHING! Uh oh! Panic mode set in.  How am I going to be a radio host with no voice? In addition, I'd already slept longer than I intended. Therefore, I couldn't call out for work. So, I came to work and recorded a HORRIBLE-SOUNDING news cast. Then, I grabbed a coworker to re-record the news for me. That heifer She ended up sounding better than me! (Reminded me of the recording artist whose background singer is back there showing completely out!)

I can't let that happen again! Let me sip some real tea and get my voice back!