If I felt any crummier...

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... I would be a loaf of bread.

My sis is gone and suddenly the house seems unbearably quiet and empty.

Her 18-day visit flew by so quickly, it felt more like 18 hours.

Luckily, she left us with a rather distracting memento... the flu.

Not just any flu either. A potent, monstrous South African flu! (This after I'd TOLD her that I didn't want any gifts! Next time I'll ask for Pro Nutro* instead.)

Seriously, my poor sis fell ill shortly before leaving South Africa and unfortunately she didn't quite shake it while she was here - even though she did so generously pass it on!

The boy contracted it first and I managed to proudly dodge their germs. All these years in the U.S. must've made me soft though, because I was finally struck down last week.

So here I am... a pathetically sad and sniffling heap who is feeling completely crummy.

Which is why I'll be loafing some more until further notice... (Not too much longer, though, I promise!)

* Pro Nutro: A South African breakfast cereal. I've been a proud, life-long addict. Knowing this, my sis DID bring me a couple of boxes of the stuff, even without being asked!

8 Comments

kim said:

get well soon. *hugs*

TimT said:

You mean one of those Flus that roams the savannahs with the Lions and the Zebras and the Wildebeests? Get well soon, Red!

Red Dahling,
Eat lots of chicken soup, and try to feel better soon.

Deeleea said:

My family and friends bring me peanut butter from NZ. It doesn't have sugar. That makes it halfway healthy in my mind...

Hope you're up and about again soon!

Missing you!

ensurt said:

mmmm flavors from home... there's nothing like smells and flavors to take you miles away immediately...

Katie said:

Sheesh of all the things to leave as a parting gift, the flu! hehe Hope you feel better soon!

kerri said:

African breakfast cereal! I want some! :)

Hope you are feeling back to sorts soon!

Hed said:

Isn't it wonderful to have such a generous family! South African Cereal and the flu! You can't go wrong there.

Hope you're feeling better soon. Hugs.

-H

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  • Hed : Isn't it wonderful to have such a generous family! South African Cereal and the flu! You can't go ... [go]
  • kerri : African breakfast cereal! I want some! :) Hope you are feeling back to sorts soon!... [go]
  • Katie : Sheesh of all the things to leave as a parting gift, the flu! hehe Hope you feel better soon!... [go]
  • ensurt : mmmm flavors from home... there's nothing like smells and flavors to take you miles away immediately... [go]
  • Deeleea : My family and friends bring me peanut butter from NZ. It doesn't have sugar. That makes it halfway... [go]
  • bookstorediva : Red Dahling, Eat lots of chicken soup, and try to feel better soon.... [go]
  • TimT : You mean one of those Flus that roams the savannahs with the Lions and the Zebras and the Wildebeest... [go]
  • kim : get well soon. *hugs*... [go]
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