Developed a real stinker

Developed a real stinker of a cold over the weekend. So my plans to muse a while and write something isn’t going to work today. The first cold this year. Nothing to do with the Amsterdam weather (cold and miserable outside right now), more to do with sitting in an aircraft last Thursday night with someone behind me sneezing away. What will alleviate the discomfort, that kind of thick sensation you have in your head when you have a cold? Some hot decongestant might work, but a coffee and a cigarette would be nicer.