||[Jan. 8th, 2017|10:29 pm]
So we didn't do anything at all for New Year's; just stayed at home and had a nice long weekend of downtime. I went and visited Grandma on New Year's Day, and then on Monday we got together with some of Jerry's siblings and his mom (who is in town) at his brother Bill's place. Which was all perfectly nice, except that that's where we picked up the flu, because his brother and his mom came down with it a couple days later, too.|
We had lots of snow forecast for Wednesday, and since nobody else was going to be in the office, I decided to work from home and avoid whatever traffic problems it caused. That's when Jerry started feeling lousy, so he stayed home, too. I made chicken tikka masala in the crockpot. (Tasty, but quite soupy.) Going into Thursday, of course, there was enough snow that work was closed for both of us, so I worked from home then, too. By this point it was pretty clear that he had the flu, so we tried to minimize my exposure by moving me into the guest bedroom for sleeping and most of my hanging out. It didn't work, though, and by Friday afternoon I could feel it coming on, too. I managed to do a grocery run that morning, and I managed the conference call we had scheduled in the afternoon, but that was about it for my productivity.
I'm past the fever and the achiness (which was really bad with this strain), and now I'm into the sore throat and cough, where my primary source of sustenance is menthol cough drops. Ugh. I'm not feeling horribly tired, but that's probably because I'm mostly just sitting around playing games on my laptop. I think I'm mostly okay, then I get up and do something and I have a horrible coughing fit (sticky brown mucus, yuck) and get out of breath from going down the stairs, so although I'm On The Mend, it's clear that I'm not yet Better. I'll probably stay home tomorrow, too.
We also had Cris & Steve come over on Tuesday night (before we were contagious, thank goodness) and spent the evening playing Mah Jongg. We started from simplified rules (e.g.. no kongs and no scoring, at least not at first) and I think that's a good way to learn. We had a good time. So at least there was that.