Cold & Tired & Sick

What a whirlwind the last week was! Thankfully we were able to get our heating issue fixed just in time for some terribly cold weather. In fact, last Tuesdays the school had a delayed opening because of the dangerous wind chills.

The rest of the week was the usual blur of activity! Saturday I left work a little early so we could get a jump on our trip up to Massachusetts to see my family. I’m kicking myself for not taking photos, but we were just having a nice, relaxing time. My mom cooked us all a huge dinner of meatballs, Italian sausage, chicken parmesan, pasta, garlic bread, salad, and cake for dessert. No, we certainly weren’t hungry!

Sunday morning we stopped by my brother’s house and gave my niece and nephew their Christmas presents — we had not had a time to get together sooner ?? But it was great to finally get together! We got back home mid-afternoon and the boys had homework to finish up. I did some laundry, made everyone’s lunches for Monday, and that was about it.

Yesterday was grocery shopping day, and I wanted to get that done before the predicted snow. Got everything put away and sat down to watch a bit of the Ted Bundy docu-series on Netflix when suddenly I was just overcome by aches and tiredness. I drove J. down to the Town Hall for his work orientation (he was approved as a junior A/V engineer to help out with broadcasting public meetings), and then mustered the energy to make dinner, but I just crashed after that. In fact, I think I fell asleep by 8:30, only to wake up in the middle of the night with a horrible sore throat.

I did drag myself to work because I was pretty sure I’d end up needing to leave early anyway, and sure enough – the schools announced an early dismissal due to the impending snow storm! The library follows the school district, so we closed at noon as well. I wish I could say I made better use of the extra time, but I am really not feeling well so I’ve just been watching TV and doing a little puttering around the house.

I’m thinking about making some chicken soup… hot, salty broth sounds so good to me right now. Also planning on making BBQ chicken paninis for dinner, so a cup of soup will go well with that.

So now we will see what tomorrow brings! The snow continues to fall and I wouldn’t be against a snow day. Really, I’m just hoping that a good night’s sleep will help me to start feeling better. Not that anyone enjoys being sick, but I really don’t have the time to let things fall behind!

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