A few weeks ago, I boasted that I "dodged a bullet" ~ at least as far as catching the cold that everyone seems to have. I lied. I've had this damned cold for 2 weeks now. Coughing, feeling miserable, sore throat, etc. Just about the time I think I've licked it, it comes back for a day or two, then I feel OK again. Yesterday I felt fine - still blowing my nose, but otherwise OK. Today it feels like it never left. Coughing again, headachy, stuffed up. When I woke up this morning, my throat felt so sore. It feels better now, but really? I'm sick and tired of this bullshit. I just want to feel well again. I've heard from others that it will linger on for 3 weeks, so according to gossip, I have one more week to go. Crap.
Thursday was Judy's last day at work, and considering she quit, I was surprised at her warm send-off. I didn't think they would do anything for her, but we were treated to lunch (at the office), and there were a few stories about her time with us. I thought I had prepared myself, but found myself becoming teary-eyed after she left. Of everyone in the office, I feel closer to her than anyone. We often went to lunch, and did our power walks during lunch (until the weather turned cold anyway). We promised to stay in touch, and get together.....but truthfully, I would be surprised if it turned into more than once or twice a year. She has young kids, and lives on the other side of the mountain from me. Our lives would never had intersected if it hadn't been for working in the same place. Despite all of this, I wish her success. Sandia Laboratories is an awsome place to work. She tried to encourage me to apply as well, but I am happy enough where I am, and I know I wouldn't have as much spare time for school....even though she noted they pay for college, I looked through the information and pointed out that anthropology classes wouldn't be considered as integral to a job as an office assistant. Her classes are in business, which she is well suited for.
So, other than the stupid cold, and Judy's departure, there's not much going on. It's been very cold here....it was 17 degrees yesterday morning. I just don't like being cold....or having one, ha ha.