Good morning! Or “bad morning”. I am not having a good day, and I am probably not going to have a good next week, so the focus of this Saturday’s Small Talk is “Let’s Cheer Up Margaret!” Well, and everyone else, because the week after Christmas is always kind of sucky.
I came all the way out to visit my sister and brother-in-law who are both getting over a killer cold (one week of sore throat , two weeks of low energy and phlegm, and a final week of just coughing constantly so that you can’t sleep, and all 4 weeks with that vague anxiety and depression you get with colds sometimes), and I was a little ray of sunshine and helpfulness and taking care-ness for 6 days, running around with cups of tea and throwing away disgusting tissue nests and also doing laundry and arranging furniture and stuff. And then I woke up with a sore throat and vague depression and realized my reward for helpfulness was getting their cold myself.
So now I have to take an airplane home while mildly feverish and sore. And I am terrified that the cold will bring on the killer pressure change ear pain that I’ve only had twice in my life but which lead to literal screaming pain/Lamaze breathing. Very embarrassing on a crowded flight.
And since it is the end of the year and I already took a week off, I absolutely MUST go into the office on Monday no matter how sick I am so I can do the final year end stuff.
And I was going to go to a couple New Year’s parties that I was actually looking forward to, and now I will probably have to skip them and stay home being sick and depressed instead.
And just generally, life is sucky and the holidays are over and my head hurts. Again, I suspect I am not the only person with this attitude towards the world at the moment.
Now, cheer me up! Or at least, distract me from panicking about the flight! Tell me a fun bit of gossip or a funny news story or the movie I really should watch if I am feeling sick.
(And also please be understanding if this is the last post of the day since I’ll be traveling and sick and miserable the rest of the time. Although I can still read and respond to comments, just not sit down and write.)