Well, its a new year. I have to say that solstice was pleasant and tiring. There were a few memebers of my family, new and old and we kept it simple but I still can’t get over how tiring it was. Or how tired I was. I’d like to think that it was because of my very low kidney function, but some many others have been saying the same thing. So I have no idea what to make of it. If you found yourself unusually tired this season feel free to leave a comment on it. I’m curios if its just me or my imagination.
Another dear friend that we have not seen in some time stopped by and we shared space for a while. She would be Susann, a poet and writer whose advice I appreciate, even when I resist and is always something of a comfort. Unfortunately she entered, what my father would have called a sick house. Step son A who shall remain nameless because of his incredible levels of paranoia came home one even sick with something that pretty much laid him out. He doesn’t have access to medical care , lack of funds, so her resorted to over the counter cough and cold medicines. I assume that this is what he had. It would only be a couple days later that I would find myself with some kind of a chest cold. It vaguely resembled bronchitis. This would have been on the evening of the third, they day Susann had stopped by. I certainly hope I did not pass it to her. The bronchitis part last about 36 hours and pass through the throat, standard sore throat bordering on laryngitis and by the sixth it was entirely in my head. All in all it could have been much worse, basically it made me feel miserable and messed with my ability to concentrate. I did nothing more than force fluids. Today I still have a touch of it but I am thinking it is on its way out. Would some one out there knock on wood for me, please?
Meta now is seem ing like she might be wanting to come down with it. we will see how she is feeling tomorrow.
I’ve been hearing rumors about something like this or some variation of a flu being passed around. If you’ve been hearing the same, well I guess you can add this to your anecdotal evidence file.
It really has had a damping effect on my writing. I think that is the most disappointing part of it.
Have a good new year any how, take it any way you can get it and by all means enjoy!