This is Some Flu

March 14, 2009

I didn’t post very much about Tom and Carolyn’s visit to New Mexico — probably because one or the other of them spent it feeling pretty poorly.  No one worried about contagion because we thought the first wave was food poisoning from the Colonel Chicken in Barstow Winslow.  It turned out not to be the case as Tom was felled the evening they arrived.  It cut short scenic touring, so all you got out of it was some dog photos.  When Tom and Carolyn left on Monday morning, there was a mild drizzle so I’m hoping they took some interesting photos on their way back across the State.

Wednesday evening it was my turn to feel awful.  I saw a couple of clients Tuesday and Wednesday and hope I’m not Albuquerque’s version of Typhoid Mary.  In any case, I’ve done nothing for three days — even called my son to come feed the dogs on Wednesday night because I couldn’t deal with the smell of the dog food.  Today Inca’s going to miss her graduation from Advanced Novice Class because I can’t stray that far from the facilities.  This is a wretched bug.  Since I’m so rarely sick, I really shouldn’t complain.  So I’ll just hope that all the rest of you avoid this germ.

  1. Kim says:

    Mark got it first here and then I came down with it… its seems short lived but not very fun…

  2. C-Myste says:

    Winslow, not Barstow 🙂

    I think that I had an advantage in that I believed that it was food poisoning. That made me get up and *do* things, like walk some trails at petrified forest. When I got to your house, I was tired and had no appetite but I didn’t really feel “sick”.

    I got it quicker, but Tom got it worse. Still don’t know where it came from.

  3. Traci says:

    I can’t help but wonder if I gave it to the Cannons, since I was sick (on the tail end of it) when they arrived… in any event, I hope it passes quickly for you – I’m on the back end of round 2… I got another round of illness in VA. Always a joy to be sick when you’re not at home. 🙁
    Feel better soon, Penni!

  4. Jean from NM says:

    Oh, boy. I had it a couple of weeks ago, and it’s ghastly. I lost almost a week of work. Odd — when I was 20 or 30, I’d lose a day at the most. Now that I’m long past those ages, it’s taking longer. What’s with that???!!!!

    Feel better soon, Penni.

  5. Sandy says:

    Oh gosh…I hope you are feeling better by today. Did you get a flu shot this year? I have been doing that every year for at least 10 now since, in my business, I see hundreds of people every day.

    If not better yet….a recipe for a cure….snuggle with a Cardi!