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Wow, what a meal!!! Merry Christm...
Uh, yeh. Not so much.
I spent the past week in bed (and the bathroom, I know TMI) fighting a stomach flu. It has not been fun and needless to point out, my holiday sucked. I tried to make light and posted on Facebook that I was playing the part of Macauley Caulkin, spending the day Home Alone (I certainly wasn't going to force hubby to spend the day in germ-central just because I was sick, so I sent him off to enjoy the day with family). I've never spent a holiday alone (to be fair, hubby and I did do some gift exchange in the morning...but I skipped breakfast, ha) and it's really sad and depressing. It was even harder being totally, absolutely (no kitty) alone.
I truly feel my heart has been softened to others who find themselves in this situation regularly.
But, I survived...almost. On day six, I am still fighting off the final effects of this nasty bug. Positives of fighting a flu, you ask? Laying around watching mindless TV (especially when you've been carrying a heavy load at work for a month), hubby playing handmaid and even canceling rehearsals to take care of you, and a ten pound loss, 'nough said!
The last couple of days, I have spent more than a few hours looking up crock pot turkey recipes and watching cooking videos online. I am looking forward to recreating my own XMas dinner later this week. Thankfully, I'm on vacation for another week (boy, it's been a rough vacation year for me...I spent my summer vacation mourning and now this!) But I'm looking forward to cooking up a storm and then, next weekend, hubby and I will head to my parent's house to celebrate Christmas with them. So at least I will get some holiday cheer.
Plans for New Years are minimal as always. Hubby hates to drive on New Years and refuses to ask friends or family to do so. We usually just watch the ball drop alone and then head to bed. Boring, but safe.
What are your plans? I need to live vicariously through you...
With just a few days left in the year, I am trying to hold off reading some juicy items that I am hoping to save for next year's challenges. I'm actually getting really excited about the new year and blogging. I'm planning ahead a bit, which I haven't done much before. I hope to be more focused and productive blogging, despite multiple jobs and all (which hopefully won't last too long). I won't go so far as to call it a New Year's resolution, but...
I intend to join Sheila over at Book Journey in the First Book of The Year: 2015 challenge, and have already picked my title! I've been waiting on this one for a while, though it's been out, and happily got it for XMas! Check me out on January 1st! And I will be posting my end of year/month and failed-challenges posts soon.
Here's looking forward to reading and lots of new and exciting blogperiences in 2015!
Have a great week.