We had big plans for the Solstice. We were going to take Ariel to her grandma's house, go shopping and then stay up and watch the lunar eclipse. So after we dropped the kids at grandma's, T-man and I spent the day buying Christmas gifts for the babies. We had a lovely trip to the local Ikea store. We looked at a new desk and chair for me. We looked at the cabinets we want when we redo our kitchen. We checked out new beds. We got some more dish towels. We had a good time making our wish list. Then we went back to the in-laws' and had a lovely family dinner. All-in-all it was a wonderful day. Then it hit me.
My stomach started hurting horribly after dinner. I thought maybe those few holiday cookies (yum!) had done me in after all. I started aching on the drive home. When we got home I took an antacid pill. I tried to stay up, but by 10:00 I was in bed. My stomach was still hurting, my muscles were still aching and I was FREEZING! Then I started to shake. It was midnight by this time. Both T-man and Ariel were sound asleep. I woke him and left her sleeping. T-man did take a look outside, but it was so cloudy he couldn't even see the moon. We will skip my part of the story now. At 1:45 Ariel woke up & came into our room wondering why we were missing the eclipse. Poor baby!
I really wish things could have worked out differently Monday night/Tuesday morning -- all around! I spent yesterday in bed. Yes, I stayed in bed all day. I feel so much better today, but I'm tired. At least I'm not achy (or anything else!). I figure that, once again, I contracted the flu while Christmas shopping. This is the second time this has happened. Next year I'm going the catalogue/online route.
So I wish you Happy Holidays. I hope you and yours are healthy and happy. I hope this past year has brought you peace, love and happiness and that the coming year will bring you much more.
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