Remember when I told you that I had a cold and it was lasting longer than I thought? Well it took 3 weeks and remnants of it are still lingering! Wowza, that's a long time. At least it wasn't 6 months like my brother joked. But I'm grateful that I didn't get the flu that's going around, it sounds pretty nasty. Just before we left for our trip we had the flu vaccine. I found that this time the cold medicines didn't really work as well as they had in the past, but as the medical professionals say, there are 4 things that you need to get over a cold: fluids, rest, TLC, and time.
I'm very glad that I'm not sick for Christmas. When I was in high school and college, I used to get sick on the Christmas and Spring/Easter breaks. In fact I even had the flu for high school grad. Yes, that's right - while my classmates were out partying all night going from one house to another and staying up for the pancake breakfast, I was home sick. One of my girlfriends would phone me every couple of hours, to excitedly tell me where they were at, and to see if I could join them - I had to flu for at least 3 days and didn't leave the house. The effects of the flu started during the Grad dinner, and my poor parents had to drive to downtown Vancouver to come pick me up. Before they picked me up I was in the bathroom getting sick, a teacher made a snide comment to me saying something like "serves you right for drinking". But I hadn't had anything, I was 17 years old. The theory was that I had pushed myself so hard for finals and exams that when I finally had a break my body 'allowed' itself to get sick.
But I was always better so I could be the designated driver for New Years. I always seemed to "pick" the short straw - I swear my friends rigged it that way because I was the DD for 5 years in a row!
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!