Get your flu shots, kids!

I am just now emerging from a flu haze that first registered last Wednesday with a high fever that persisted through Christmas Day. Even after the fever went away, I was left with a cough and a general sense of fatigue that has been difficult to shake even now. Apparently, I’m not the only one — there appears to be a special California strain of the flu going around this year. In any case, I have a feeling that can only be described as deep disappointment that my visions of relaxation and movie-watching were simply not achieved (though there is still a little time). Instead, I was left in that state of being too feverish to read or even watch TV enjoyably.

On the bright side, if you’re gonna be sick, you might as well be sick when the world around you is moving slowly, because then you don’t get behind. And, I have to say, I had a lot of positive things to reflect upon as I drifted in and out of sleeping off the fever, so I can’t really complain too much. Life has been very kind to me this year, and I am very grateful.

The moral of the story: get your flu shot while you can. Don’t be like me and develop your immunity the hard way!