Sunday, December 23, 2018


Several people came to me on Thursday asking for help on projects they need to complete by the end of the year. Since I'm taking next week off, I had until end of day Friday to give them what they wanted. I stayed at work until 9:00 that night and went in early on Friday. I wanted to be sure I would have enough time to take a long lunch hour since Eve and Susannah were taking me out for my birthday.

Just before we were to leave, I walked into the suite where Susannah's office is. She told me she wasn't going to go to lunch with us because she had too much going on. She was watching a video on Facebook at the time so... Gotta say my feelings were hurt.

Eve and I had a nice lunch. She gave me the coolest ring--the Chicago skyline. The only finger it fits on is my left ring finger. She can exchange it for a different size but I'm afraid a size smaller will not work on my right ring finger. I'll figure it out later.

I went to Mica's after work on Friday to help her get packed to go to her mom's. I was perfectly fine until I started to feel cold. I put my jacket on and pulled one of the little white dog's blankets over me. When I started to feel woozy, I left. I called Blaine on the way home to tell him I wasn't coming over.

By Saturday morning I was walloped by whatever this bug is. I dragged myself out of the house first  thing to buy cough syrup. I also stopped at the grocery store for soup. I finally made it to the bank, an errand I've forgotten to take care of for weeks. And then it was home and to bed. I've slept more the last two days than I've been awake.

Mica decided not to go to her mom's. She felt like she might be coming down with something and didn't want to be on the road when it hit or to expose her mom to it. If she were to get what I have, she wouldn't be able to make the drive. I told her she didn't need to change her plans because of me. I've had the flu more than once when I've taken care of the little white dog over Christmas, but it usually hits after the holiday. I would still manage taking him for walks, giving belly rubs and dispensing treats as needed. I'm not sorry she decided to stay home though. I'm glad to be in my own bed for the duration of this.

Blaine ignored my no visitors rule to drop off a glass of Diet Coke for me this afternoon. He also insisted on giving me a hug and a kiss on top of my head, plus a "happy birthday" whispered in my ear. I must say I appreciated it so much I teared up for just a moment. I hope he went home and showered in Lysol right away.

As for me, I had tried to shower this morning and it ended in 20 minutes of hard coughing and a four hour nap. At least today my chest doesn't feel like it's going to crack open every time I cough. I strongly recommend Mucinex Severe Cold and Flu cough syrup. The stuff helps.

My brother called when he got off work tonight to ask if he could bring something by. I assume a birthday present. I told him not to. He doesn't need to be exposed to this, and I don't have the energy to do anything with a present.

I'm feeling better tonight but the only thing keeping my temperature normal is the cough medicine. My brother and I have postponed getting together Christmas Eve. I don't know if I'll be up to going to Jenny's Christmas day. I'm also going to miss Eli's Christmas program at church tomorrow afternoon. He won't care that I'm not there, but I love kids' programs. Plus, I was looking so forward to having some Christmassy time with Blaine.

Well, this is why I haven't been posting, reading or commenting. Probably won't again for a day or two.


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