Monday, December 21, 2009

An Unwelcome Visitor

As the blizzard covered us softly, stealthily, inexorably in a foot of lovely lovely snow...

I lay sick a-bed with influenza. Still not clear whether it is of the swinish or regular variety, but it hardly matters.

Dutiful wife and mother that I am, I made sure Sarge and Hedgehog had all their shots. Me? No, I'm invincible.

I'm still quite unwell, laid up pretty much completely. I do hope everyone else is faring better!

46 comments:

Sarah said...

Feel better!!!!

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Hi Leah,

Please get well soon.

U

Lizzie said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Take care of yourself, too. With all that snow, it should be easy staying inside and all cozied up. :)

kylie said...

poor leah!
everyone in our house had flu last winter, it was about three days of absolute misery and another few days to recover properly so you should be on the way up pretty soon.
i guess it was good to get snow? i have only seen snow once in my life and the conditions were horrible so i cant relate at all, i'm afraid......

feel better soon, eh?
xo

Mr. Shife said...

Sorry to hear you are quite unwell. Hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself.

Martin H. said...

Leah

Every good wish for a speedy recovery. Stay warm and cosy.

Ronda Laveen said...

At least with all that snow, it is a good time to be laid up. Sending you lots of healing energy. Lots and lots. Today is the solstice, a very powerful time. The healing energy will be magnified immensely. You will feel well soon!

Media Junkie said...

get well soon!

nick said...

Just to make you green with envy and puce with rage, I haven't had a cold or flu for many years now. I just have mental quirks to deal with instead....

Hope you're fully recovered in time for the festivities. I recommend mega-doses of vitamin C.

Tina said...

I had it too. Terrible! Hope you're better soon!

mapstew said...

Poor thing!
Just about over mine now.
Doing last gig before christmas tonight, pick a song, it's yours!

xxx

Scarlet Blue said...

Get well soon Leah!
Whisky and hot milk should see you right.
Have a Happy Christmas!
SX

Hunter said...

Oh, no. Hope you feel better soon!

savannah said...

feel better soonest, sugar! xoxoxo

Ponita in Real Life said...

Oh dear! Hope you're on the mend very soon.

And why did you not have your shot as well???? Hmmmm????

As a nurse, I advocate immunization wholeheartedly. And if you care enough about your family to make sure they get theirs, you do care enough about them for you to get yours! To protect yourself to be there for them in the future... right?

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now. Go get it a few weeks after you've recovered.

For now, get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids, take drugs for the symptoms... you know the drill! xoxo

Brian Miller said...

ack! i hope you feel better soon. no fun being cooped up with all the snow and at the holidays!

The Girl from Lokhandwala said...

Hope you're feeling better now...what did the doctor say? Get well soon!

Candie Bracci said...

oh Leah,I really hope you will recover really soon!Have plenty of rest.Much love.

Mike129 said...

Oh, no! Poor, pretty Leah! I hope you feel better soon!!

(Your opening line reminds me of Emerson's poem "The Snow Storm."
)

mago said...

Yeah Capt'n Invincible, happy choughing and sneezing. When you see things it'S the fever, not the second face. Here the temperature went up overnight, snow melting, sending my circulatory in the cellar

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Lucky for you I'm not the type to say, "I told you so." Hope you're on your feet soon. Wasn't that a fantastic storm?!!

Karen ^..^ said...

Leah, I hope you recover soon without any secondary complications which I've suffered. I'm on the mend, and will most likely be back at work today, providing there is work for me to do. Still not 100%, but the bills won't pay themselves!

I've found a wonderful tea that has helped me recover quickly, it's called Yogi tea, with triple echinacea. It's a wonderful soothing blend, and doesn't give you that sickly feeling when you drink it. Very aromatic and flavorful. I add either honey or plain sugar. Three cups a day had me recovering much more quickly.

Take care, my friend!

MJ said...

I shall lend you Mago, my Official Masseur, for the day.

Pat said...

Look on the bright side: you're excused the frantic holiday rush around. Make the most of some rare leisure and allow the family to pamper you. Get well soon and I hope it isn't too uncomfortable.xox

subby said...

UGH! What a time to get this( swine or other-wise )! Here's to your quick recovery, Leah. Dunno if hugs can cure but no harm in trying, so....BIIIIIIG HUG!

Poetikat said...

I have any number of homemade remedies I could suggest, but I suspect that chicken soup is at the top of your list.

Feel better, my dear girl.

My best wishes to you and your family for a very Happy Holiday (once you are well, of course).

Kat

P.S. I gots no shots neither.

subby said...

I'm with Kat on her P.S.~~no shots since '86!

Baino said...

Aww poor thing. I've dodged it this year. Take care of yourself. We invincibles aren't quite as invincible as we imagine. Then my MIL had here shot this winter and promptly collapsed with the flu! Chicken soup for the soul. Have a good festive season and take care of yourself.

Tom said...

oh no! well, i am sure it will clear up soon...and you will be as invincible as ever...happy holidays to you and your family.

Cece said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather. May I suggest that you drink garlic juice. It tastes horrible, but then again, you probably can't taste anything anyway. But it may help a little.

Maria said...

Get well soon. And it says something so nice about your nature that you call it "lovely snow." We have a foot on the ground, just finished up an ice storm and are now expecting another storm to lay out another foot of snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

And me? I don't find it one bit lovely. That probably says something about my nature.

Santa Claus said...

Merry Christmas!! From me and my buddy Otin

I am very sad to hear that you are sick :(

I hope you feel better before Christmas.

Kris said...

It’s that time of year again! I’m doing the rounds and apologising for my complete failure to more regularly offer comment on everybody’s incredible efforts for the year. I know how hard it can be to keep up with the daily grind of everyday posting, and want to thank you for your efforts.

I especially want to wish festive greetings for all from down here at [nearly] the end of the world, the bottom of Tasmania.

So, if you could delete whatever is not applicable, I’d like to wish you a very pleasant/merry/happy/wonderful/safe Amaterasu; Ashurall; Beiwe; Choimus; Christmas; Dazh Boh; Dongzhi; Goru; Hanukkah; Hogmanay; Junkanoo; Karachun; Koleda; Lenæa; Meán Geimhridh; Modranicht; New Years; Ras as-Sana; Rozhanitsa Feast; Şeva Zistanê; shōgatsu; Summer Solstice [if you're in the Southern Hemisphere]; Sviatki; Vánoce; Winter solstice [if you're in the Northern Hemisphere]; Yalda; Yule-tide; Ziemassvētki; and Коляда!

With a hearty three cheers from Kris, Jen, Henry and Ezra!

eroswings said...

Happy Holidays,

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Get Well Soon. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and for a wonderful holiday season with your luved ones. Stay warm and safe and eat chicken soup!

Megan said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Hopefully you're feeling much better today than when you posted this!

Boo flu!

Skip Simpson said...

Get well soon!

Skeeter said...

Hi Leah,

Hope you get to feeling better soon! The blizzard has extended its reach all the way to Oklahoma now. Happy Holidays.

Skeeter

mago said...

HOw are you?

Merely Me said...

Good news is by now you HAVE to be better. Hopefully your family doesn't have to fight it off too. You're making me want to go get some shots!
Drink up! ;0)

Leah said...

Hi Mago--thanks for asking, I am finally, finally, feeling semi-humanish after days and days...it's hard for the household when the mama is sick...

I hope you're well tonight/today!

xo

Leah said...

Hi you guys, happy holidays to all!

xo

Cinnamon said...

oh sorry to hear you are ill! Hope you are feeling much better by the time you read this. Happy Holidays to you all xx

Walker said...

I hope you are feeling a lot better and you can enjoy the holidays with your family

Donnw/2nz said...

We're having the warmest Crisismess
ev-verrrr!
:)

Suzanne said...

God, all my friends are here. Oh right, that's because I no longer blog, so why bother stopping by!!! Feel better soon baby. Let me make you some tea and I'll rub Vicks all over your chest. I have something more to say, but I'm laughing too hard to say it!!! I bet any guy here would like to be me!!! I'm sure they could handle the Vicks...the tea, I'm not so sure. HA! I'll do it.

U kive tiy Whoops...that's code for "I love you!" Hang in there honey. And Happy December 25th to you and your beautiful family!XO

books,coffee,etc.... said...

Hi! Leah,
I hope that you feel better...real soon!
I also hope that you and your family have a warm holidays season.
Take care!
DeeDee ;-D