Ok, I'm a day late.....the reasons are both good and bad 🎄 Hmmm, while I tell you the bad, I'll see if I can dredge up how there's some good somewhere.
On Wednesday we had our office Christmas party. It would be the last for so many of us ~ one of the long term employees gave her notice last week (shocking pretty much everyone) ~ the other four, which includes me, are retiring at various points in time by mid-summer. So, I had taken more care with my white elephant gift than I had in the past, and curled my hair (lol, that is a big deal) and went off to work. It had been decided that everyone attending the party would need to have a rapid Covid test that morning before the 2 pm party. There are a few other folks that were coming, retirees, and one of our largest supply reps. As usual, we would work half the day, then go to the restaurant for the party. Around noon people that could started to peel off and go home to change, or go to the restaurant early. I was one of the last to leave, discovering a number of computers weren't turned off, shutting everything down as I walked out to my car. As I walked through the parking lot, I thought ~ hmmmm, I don't feel great. I feel ok, but not great. Dismissed that and drove on to the destination, which isn't far from work or home, which turned out to be quite lucky. For me. Sort of.
I arrived, and as I got out of my car, I thought ~ no, I really feel weird. I peeled off my coat thinking maybe I was just too warm. Grabbed the gift and went in.....and almost instantly went in to the restroom to vomit. So, you see, I missed the last Christmas party...because I doubt I will go to next year's, even if I'm invited. It'll be too odd, and I won't know or have any kind of relationship with all the new people. Truthfully, I probably wouldn't go any way, even if there weren't lots of new people. Not to mention a new dentist.
I spent the next 72 hours horribly nauseated and not to be disgusting, but the other end wasn't much better. So, not covid, which confirmed my negative test Wednesday morning. I could not eat, and was barely able to hold down liquids. Lost about 5 pounds from Wed - Sat. I was able to move around a bit by Christmas day, and had a little food, and today I've been much better. But if I over do my activity, I feel like I'm going to faint. No stamina, and a slight headache. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy, it was truly dreadful. You know, a simple gastroinstestinal virus. They show up at the most inopportune times.
My poor Romeo had to care for me, and although I survived :-) he leaves a lot to be desired as a nurse.
No, of course, I would never say that to him.
So, I've been thinking about the good part of all this, and I haven't really come up with anything. I caught up on my sleep? Oh, yeah, there is the loss of pounds, but of course, that won't last, haha.
I already told my OM that I won't be in on Tuesday, and that will be true even if I feel good enough to run a marathon. (imagine an evil grin)
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas! I am looking forward to New Years, we are have a couple over for gumbo, which is sort of my specialty dish....and the rug I ordered for the dining room will be here tomorrow, so it looks like my luck is changing a bit.