I’m back!! Sort of!!
I had a horrible cold last week. No, not the flu that is invading New York right now, but an icky cold none the less. My goal was to prevent it from blossoming into the dreaded flu. I had a stuffy nose and red eyes, achy joints and general tiredness. My normally high voice had the dulcet tones of Demi Moore- I like the sexy voice, but hate the reason behind it. It was also a bit chilly in NYC last week- temperatures hovered in the twenties. Did I mention how I hate the cold?
It’s never fun to be sick. But it really stinks this time of year because there is just so much to do. While attempting to rest I was trying to keep track of Christmas and Hanukkah. I was trying not to strangle my Mother over food options for the holiday. On a side note, I love food, but I don’t really care that much about what gets eaten on a holiday. To me a holiday is about getting together with family. The minute the meal becomes more important is the minute you lose me. My mother is also a control freak. The meal is at my house yet she is still dictating what we will eat. This is driving me a little bit crazy. OK. Not a little bit. It is driving me full on batshit nuts. She may not survive the holidays and you all may be bailing me out. And remember this- I admit I am a control freak-I own it. Imagine dealing with a HUGE control freak who will not admit to being a control freak, and who thinks they are the most laid back person in the world. Good times. I am so annoyed with my Mother right now I would like to cancel Christmas with her and I know there will be a fight between now and Sunday. I’m irrational about it as we speak, and I don’t think any amount of deep breathing or meditation is going to calm me down. Even writing this is making me more incensed…..so I think it’s time to move on.
The other really bad thing about being sick in the middle of December is the sheer number of commitments that you have. I am not a particularly social person, and even I’m inundated with invites. While trying to hash out my cold, I had two dinners and two parties to attend. Plus two school obligations that I really needed to be at. And two lunches. All in 4 days, so those of you doing the math realize that I had multiple commitments sometimes. Oh, and my Husbands birthday was right smack in the middle of that. Add on his mini celebration too. The days leading to January 2 will be much the same. Living is a remote cabin in the woods with no internet connection is starting to look good right now.
Did I get any writing done? No. I had not a creative bone in my body. Did I read anything? Nope. My eyes were irritated and if I sat down with any material I promptly fell asleep. Did I scratch anything off my to do list? Absolutely not. I think I have about 1000 things to get done. My house is a disaster area. Have I been to the gym? No. Walking across my apartment was a travail.
So today is one of catch up. I will work my way through my list. I will try not to yell at my Mother. I will try to settle in and read and write a bit. I will exercise my poor tired body.
And I promise tomorrows post will be more fun and interesting!!