So, right after I promise to get y’all caught up on our Disney trip with all sorts of tips and stories I end up sick in bed… and I’m still sick in bed. I’m hoping in the next day or two to be right as rain, but until then I’m afraid I’m not much use to anyone. I’m just grateful this flu bug decided to wait until we were back home before it settled in and knocked me out for the count. 😉
I’ve been out sick the last couple of days, and am just as sick today as I was yesterday… so really shouldn’t be blogging at all. BUT I hate to miss a deadline, even a self imposed one. I knew I could fit L and M into one post, and as long as it went up on Sunday I’d still be on schedule for the Alphabet Blog Challenge. Of course, I figured all this out on Friday afternoon, when I figured I’d b all shiny by Sunday. And now it’s Sunday. And the last thing I want to be doing is blogging. Seriously.
Being sick sucks. But want to know what makes it easier to get through? Knowing I have the love of someone who will see me through it all… someone who doesn’t care if I’m dripping mucus from every orifice, sinuses unloading in all sorts of unattractive, downright, inhuman ways… And you know what sucks? Knowing that some people are denied this same gooey “stand by me” melodrama that marriage provides.
Sure, you can stand by someone without a contract (and lets face it, when you get down to brass tacks that is what marriage is), and for those who are content doing so without? Well, I think that’s great! In fact, I know some happily unmarried folks who have been in a state of unwedded bliss for almost as long as I’ve been alive. However, for those who WANT to be married, they should have the same right to do so as anyone. Some chicks marry chicks, some doods marry doods… get over it people.
I, for one, am glad this is one area in which the Canadian government hasn’t seriously screwed over it’s people. This is one thing which they’ve gotten very right. It shouldn’t matter what parts a person has, love and marriage are about what’s in your HEART not what’s in your PANTS. And now that I’ve made my point? I’m closing up my computer, and crawling back into my flu-induced stupor, feeling much better for NOT having missed my deadline.
People have this notion that it’s cold and flu season during the Winter, because when we go out into the cold we put ourselves at risk. Not so. Germs don’t like the cold – that’s why a cold mist humidifier is WAY healthier than a warm mist one. Winter is cold season, because WE are like the viruses that plague us.
We don’t like the cold. We huddle together inside. We are in close confines, bunched together, all Winter long. Germs love this. It’s warm inside. We like it warm, and so do the viruses.
I have a bad cold, and it’s knocked me for a loop. But I have to admit, I’m glad I’m sick now – because I’d rather be sick now than during Yule and Christmas. This is why I didn’t post yesterday. I crashed pretty early. LOL
So here’s my survival tip (and yes, I’m taking my own advice). Knock out the virus by loading up on Echinacea and Vitamin C, stay hydrated, and get plenty of rest.