Yeah. This has always been known as the “cold and flu season” by the makers of such remedies. I’m calling this, Holiday Sickness 2017. Not that I plan on making this an annual event, but I want to be clear…sick is not a thing I do. I have friends that are always battling illnesses, and like the mindless git I can sometimes be, I would always see those comments and just think, “Just power through it.” That was easy to say just a short time ago. Then…I got pneumonia. Can’t say I’ve ever dealt with anything so debilitating before. Sure, I’ve had kidney stones. But those are more about pain management. This has been an entire different monster.
I tried to ignore it and do what I always do when something hits, but this whole Holiday Sickness 2017 situation has knocked me to my knees. Here are some of the reasons I don’t have time to be sick right now…first EVER Thanksgiving with my sons, organizing the First Ever Estacada Food Bank Music Crawl., wrapping up multiple audio book jobs, trying to finish DEAD: Suffer the Children (Book 3 of the New DEAD series) to have it ready for Christmas.
I’ve even been receptive to what I call “Snake Oil” medicine. I had a suggestion for a poultice including ginger, honey, olive oil and a few other things in a packet that you attach to your chest to break up the congestion. Imagine my amazement when it actually worked. So, as I battle Holiday Sickness (not to be confused with being SICK of the holidays…which I am eager for this year), I will do my best to balance getting things done, to recovering.
Also, with the holidays now upon us, I will be bringing out some classic posts to share with you for the holidays as I will be doing family events (as I am sure many of you will). It will be a mix of some of the multiple-part series that I have shared and my Christmas Zombie “classic” titled Yes, Rindy, There is a Santa Clause.