Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fighting the Good Fight

.....and oh what a fight. On December 2 at the company Christmas party I began to feel a tiny  bit of swelling and soreness in my throat, and by the next day I was down for the count.  The battle seemed to be going well and after two days at home the following week, I felt  much better.  Within a few days, though, a serious cough began, and worsened  this past weekend and since then I have been at home trying to recover. This morning, I feel strong enough to return to work and am about half-way recovered from laryngitis. 

I didn't let the bout get me down, and have just listened to what my body needed.  The gifts I'd been gathering throughout the year, are wrapped, a meal is planned for Christmas Eve at Jason and Alison's, and I'll do the cookng Friday night overnight in the slow cooker.  Christmas Day will find me mostly by myself with my canine charges - yes, my boss will be away for a few days - and give me more time to rest. LM and I will share a meal sometime that day.

I've missed writing, and I have my laptop touchpad failure to blame for that - mostly.  Last night, dear, dear, LM came over and brought and set me up with a wireless mouse. Ahhhhhh.

Also, in the middle of all this, I managed to buy a new car - a KIA Sorento.  I'd bought a new car almost 2 years ago but it has been a constant problem to me with failures to start, and expensive issues, so now a new car with fantastic warranty is mine.  LM has taken care of all the logistics with the car, including driving to the north shore to find my desired color, and bring it back to Cape Cod KIA. My dark cherry 2012 Sorento LX will be mine later today.

Merry Christmas to all my dear readers, family and friends!!  May you all be surrounded by love, peace, joy and light. 

PS...Ms G sends happy purrs to all, and says she loves her life with LM, especially her days spent under the down comforter!


Mac said...

Sorento has been a long-time favourite in the Kia range and its popularity amongst a wide variety of customers - from those who want on-road towing security or all-weather ability to the more adventurous owner who needs to head away from the main roads.

Kia Sorento New Hampshire

judemiller1 said...

I too started out the month with a cold--it went away and then returned. Now I have the cough--seems to be getting a bit better. What's up with us? LOL.

Julie said...

Blessings and love to you and your family this holiday season. I always look forward to your updates and am glad to know you are well.


Cape Cod Kitty said...

Mac, thanks for the comment. This will be my second KIA and I should have bought one last time, so I know I will love the Sorento!

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Judy and Julie.....thank you so much. I really miss writing on a regular basis. Please know I think about you often and your friendship is so important to me.
Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2012 to you both!

Anonymous said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, MS G, AND LM!! HOPE YOUR DAY IS MERRY AND BRIGHT!! My friend has a Kia Sorento and just loves it. Goes through snow like a warm knife thru butter!! Glad your feeling better and hope it improves a lot in the next 2 days!! Have a wonderful time with your family! it will certainly be delightful!! Need pics you know!! I must tell you that I have all my material for my cousins quilt. I am anxious to get started. Ordered some guitar fabric last piece!! Have a wonderful Christmas my sweet friend!! love, deb

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Hope you soon feel better.
Today is the first time I remember in years where my bed is not made up. I came down with a cold or sinus last night. Feel terrible almost like I have the flu.
So, I do not think I will be cooking on Christmas Eve. Family will stop by for gifts and I will continue to drink fluids, chicken soup and rest...

Lois Evensen said...

I hope you feel all better soon. You've gotten a great deal done at home while you are sick.

My Honey had a similar illness. We are convinced he got it from a very sick clerk at the wood store. After it developed into bronchitis, we went to the doc yesterday who gave My Honey antibiotics.

Retired English Teacher said...

So good to hear from you again. I'm sorry you've been sick, but glad you are feeling better.

The car is great news! You will enjoy having that.

Merry Christmas. I hope your New Year is full of all good things.

aliceinparis said...

Hooray for new cars and boo to being sick:) Here's to great health in 2012!