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I had no idea it had been a MONTH since I last blogged!
It's been a busy month here getting prepared for the double whammy of Christmas and Hannukah in our house. We got a Christmas tree last weekend, and didn't have time to decorate it until Wednesday night!
On the 21st my grandmother turned 93 years old. As you might recall, the doctors gave her 2 to 10 days to live in late May. So much for their prognosis! I called her on her birthday and my dad had already been there and there were two more visitors there. I suspect she had visitors most of the day. We had a lovely, but brief, chat.
Wednesday was a whirlwind of a day for me - I was running errands, wrapping presents, and busy, busy, busy! We had my sister-in-law over to help us decorate the tree, and we had fun listening to Christmas music and decorating it.
Thursday morning I woke up with a sore throat, and decided to run ONE quick errand before heading back to bed. I ran my errand, came home, and stayed home trying to kick whatever crud had come my way. Didn't work. Yesterday my throat was very sore, and I was in the full throes of a cold. Blech. Just what I need right now. I stayed in bed all day yesterday, only getting up to get some chicken and rice soup and get on the computer for a few minutes.
By last night, I'd completely lost my voice. Couldn't make a sound. Felt like crap, had a fever, chills, the works. I actually took Nyquil before I went to bed (which I never do!). Even with the Nyquil I woke up about once an hour, but was able to go right back to sleep, fortunately.
Today I feel a bit better. My fever broke, and the chills and muscle aches are gone (knock wood!). I'm feeling slightly more functional so far today - I wrapped several presents and have been up and around since I woke up.
Even so, I doubt that I will be going to the family Christmas Eve event tonight at Gordon's aunt and uncle's. I don't want to get everyone sick. Same thing for Christmas brunch tomorrow. I already sent Gordon to the store to get the ingredients for Waldorf Salad for tonight and for the (spelt!) cinnamon buns for tomorrow's brunch. I will NOT be preparing food for the masses with this cold!
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