Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Holidays Packed A Punch This Year

The flu has been using me like a hacky sack. It started at 6:15am on Christmas morn. Not with me, mind you, but with the Oldest Urchin. I made it to the bathroom just in time to hold her hair back.

Sigh. She was rather pathetic. By 6:30 she was lamenting, "Why did this have to happen on a national holiday? Why not an ordinary day?!?" She's nothing if not a dramatic nine year old.

The Man and I had laid down the law on Christmas Eve. No Urchin was allowed to get out of bed before 7am. So true to form, I tucked the Oldest Urchin into the guest futon with me, and she bounced back with abnormal speed.

O.U. - "Twelve minutes until Christmas starts, Mom." "Eight minutes."
Only seven minutes left, Mommy."

Me - "Close your eyes. And quit talking to me with puke breath."

O.U. (seriously unfazed) *crazy kid whisper only achievable on Christmas morning* "Five minutes left!"

Me- "How do you know there's only five minutes if your eyes are closed?"

O.U. "Ummm" *devious silence* "Santa told me?"

So package ripping commenced at 7:01 am and ended at approximately 7:03. Round two of flu vomiting began a little after 9. Then around 11, I got hit.

I'd finally been well enough to get a flu shot on Dec. 23rd. Okay, it probably didn't take hold until a few days later, so I was able to hold off most of my disgruntledness in the name of accurate science. But then I got hit again with the flu on the 28th and 29th! WTH flu shot? C'MON!!!

The only upside is that I lost 5 pounds over the holidays.  Soon to be put back right where they were with the upcoming devouring of the last of the Christmas cookies that have been calling to me all day.

So I'm barely back in the saddle, and I have to report to the new year's eve drop in about an hour.  I hope your holidays treated you a little better, and that Santa was very good to you.

Have a happy new year!

16 comments:

joss said...

Sorry to hear you and your little one have been poorly hope you are feeling better soon and that the new year is a good one with less bugs :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I hope you're better. Our family has been healthy and happy this holiday. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Lady Lilith said...

Oh my. I hat the flu. It takes up so much time and energy.
Have a happy and healthy new year.

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, Joss!!! :)

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, Sue. Glad you and yours are doing well.

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, Lilith!! :)

Mina Lobo said...

Dude, I am so sorry y'all got so sick. Ugh, puking's the worst! :-( Hope NYE and NYD allowed you to make up for the Christmas Day ick!!!

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, Mina! We're (mostly) back on track.

Empty Nest Insider said...

I'm sorry that you were sick over the holidays. Hope everyone is feeling better, and that you stay healthy throughout the year.

Julie

Liz Blocker said...

Oh nooooo! Your poor family!! Dramatic kid sense aside, it DOES stink to be sick on Christmas. I hope you're feeling better...and at least your post about all of it made me laugh :)

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, Julie! So far, mostly so good!

Ava Quinn said...

Glad it entertained! That was my hope. :) And we're mostly all better here at Chez Quinn.

Jemi Fraser said...

Yuck! You poor thing! The flu went through our household and extended family last year and it was horrid. This year it was only head colds - soooooo much better! Take care and gobble up those cookies :)

Crystal Collier said...

Oh man! What a rough holiday! I remember the worst birthday I ever had was when I was 6 and puking my guts out. Of course is started with a night of back to back nightmares, followed by couch-grounding. While it was awful, my best friend showed up at the door. He had a rose from his mom's rosebush, a stuffed puppy for my birthday, and a tape of Fragglerock for me to borrow until I was feeling well again. Great things can come out of crappy experiences, eh?

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, Jemi. I'm feeling better. Head colds are soooo draining. Hope you guys are feeling better too.

Ava Quinn said...

Aaaaww, Crystal. That was so sweet!

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