Everyone’s sick. Merry Christmas.
Last Tuesday, my sister came down with a sore throat. It developed into a lovely cough, and irritating fatigue. Being that I share a room with her, the likelihood of me catching it was pretty high.
Sure enough….Thursday I woke up with a sore throat. The rest of the viral plague took longer to set in, so I went to dance that night, and work the next day! Thankfully, my job isn’t too terribly tiring. However, it still wore me out.
When my dad and I got home from work Friday night, everyone else in the family was down with it. My sisters and I were still really hopeful that we could stick it out, and perform the next day at our Christmas dance performance. That didn’t happen. Most of us woke up Saturday feeling even worse. All the same symptoms- sore throat, cough, fatigue. General nastiness. I continued to be thankful that there was no runny/stuffy nose involved- I’ll take a sore throat over that ANY day. Anyway, we all spent most of the day lying around in varying degrees of consciousness. That is, except my dad, he hasn’t gotten it yet.
I can’t remember a time where I was as fatigued as I was on Saturday. Even after spending most of the day dozing(which rarely happens to me), I still had a good nights’ rest! I would’ve been terribly disappointed if I hadn’t, so it worked out for the best. 🙂
Sunday was much better. Most of us were able to sit up and laughter reentered the house. So much so that my roommate and I were quite slap-happy for most of the afternoon. Coughing and sleeping were still the most accomplished actions of the day though.
Monday….Monday is kind of blurry, but everyone was still doing quite a bit better. But….I noticed that everyone started developing runny noses, including me. Sigh….
Tuesday we all were doing things like normal, and even eating regularly! The sickness had taken away the desire to eat, because we weren’t miserable enough. Not that we could eat any of them, but we started baking Christmas cookies for friends too! It was a pretty good day.
Thankfully, we got this over before Christmas!!! I can think of worse things to have on Christmas, but no sickness at all is optimal. So now we can put away the table decorations- Vitamin C, Garlic, Colloidal Silver, cough syrup, cough drops, and my mom’s assortment of homeopathic remedies. Oh! And we can’t forget the good ol’ GermX and disinfectant wipes. 🙂 Our little gingerbread house candle centerpiece is going to be so, so lonely. However, the rest of us won’t mind a little separation from all those things. Yes, they’re great to have around when there’s sickness, but we are ready to be done with them!
So, my family and I have just one more thing to be extra-thankful for as we celebrate Christmas this year- health! Added bonuses include some weight lost and very toned, tight abs from coughing! Who can complain?
We are also SUPER-excited that my brother is coming home from Iowa on the 23rd.
It’s beginning to look like we’re going to have a great Christmas. Now, if we could only get just enough snow to have a white Christmas…. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas (or whichever holiday you celebrate), and a very happy new year!