Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary
I`ve managed to catch it. In an instant of extreme weakness, hunger, and the evil of a car which traps the smells of foodstuffs, I ate some cookies a nice family friend whipped up for us. Unfortunately, being rather a dear but not really aware of the intricacies of diet or present giving, he`s been giving poisonous gluten-full gifts for the last two years. I really can`t stand to gainsay him, as it`s something he works so hard on to do just like his wife used to. She only died last year, so I don`t want to sever the few connections he has left to her.
The caving in and gobbling of such a treat is all my fault, of course. I present youth, hunger, and a certain sense of boredom in my defense. I always feel a little bored and dejected right after a socializing event, as if all the fun breezes out with departing guests. Well, boredom isn`t really a good excuse, but it does tend to leave me open to more daring acts then I`d usually do.
Which is how I caught the sniffles.
Well, to be honest, I sort of had them before. I`ve known I was a trifle under the weather for the past few weeks. It really wasn`t worth any concern, though. I`d wake up in the morning, use a tissue or two, and be breathing freely and fully the rest of the day. But that one lapse in judgement- well, more than one, remember me mentioning I`m like an alcoholic with gluten in this post- was too much for my poor immune system. Fighting off a nasty virus and a deluge of poison was more than my body could handle. So it [my immune system] kind of gave up.
That is why I`m chucking handfuls of used tissues in the fire. It`s amusing to see them burst into flame and crinkle all up. In my more practical moments, I reason that it is a good way to cut some of the chances of my family being infected. But I mainly do it because burning junk is fun. It`s crazy that we even need a fire, as the weather is usually rather mild here. (Yes, I`ve actually made a post about the weather. I know you are thinking that I`d be willing to blog on just about any subject, and I`m kind of scared that you may be right!) The cold actually came with snow this year, though, so I really have nothing to complain about in the actions of the clouds.
So now I can look forward to a rather steady stream of ‘vampire soup’. Have I mentioned I hate vampire soup before? It`s gross. It`s boring. Most disgustingly of all, it does it`s job and makes me feel better every time. What that means is that I can`t, in all consciousness, chuck it down the sink while the worried mother hen of mine looks the other way. At least I get someone to fuss over me. It drives me insane when I`m stuck sick at home, but there are no humans there. I think I am capable of getting cabin fever in a day, which is really quite remarkable. What`s astonishing, however, is that it takes the same amount of time for me to be exhausted by socializing! We ambiverts (yes, internet spell-check says this word is a lie, no, it isn`t always correct. Go look up the word here) are really just hard to please.
So, um, I have the flu. I`m taking lots of Sambucol and Umcka to try to stem the strength of the beast, but I`m not so sure I really succeeded. (I prefer tablet varieties for both, as I find the syrups too sweet and sticky. I happen to hate medicinal syrups in general, though, so you be the judge. I also prefer Umcka in berry, as I think the minty one has a weird after taste.) Hopefully I will feel much better, very soon. Until then, I don`t think I`ll be as responsible about keeping up with comments and links on new posts. I`ll still try to answer everything within a day, though, so keep sending comments!