Friday, December 25, 2009

Holidays 2009

My holidays 2009 have been most unusual! I've spent every day more or less from Thanksgiving to Christtmas sick. Got the flu (probably H1N1) the day before Thanksgiving. Stayed home. The landlady brought me some turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans. That was the last meat of any consequence I ate for several weeks. Food became a chore to eat but necessary to cushion the meds. Still got sore digestive tracks. And cough! A necessary and uncontrolable evil, or was it God sent. The flu resulted in pneumonia. So much for pneumonia shot.

The only good thing to come out of it was to have my eldest daughter come and spend a week with me. Cleaned my apartment. Waited on me hand and foot. It was almost worth getting sick..... almost.

Finally managed to put in a few hours at the office over the last week. I had gotten so sick of day time tv. And I normally love tv.

I managed to get to youngest daughter's on the morning of Christmas eve before the storm moved in. Not sure when I'll make it back home. The big Chrristmas event here is that the 4-H gilts are farrowing. One litter on Christmas eve day and signs anotther will farrow sometime today, Christmas day. Grandson #1 is a very watchful hogman. Spends a lot of time in the farrowing shed. The smell comes in on the clothes and its not the most wonderful smell in the world. Smell of money? We can hope. We'll have to remember this at fair time. Its the boys first experience with farrowing so I'm sure it is worth it regardless of the financial outcome.

Christtmas eve services were canceled. The boys had speaking parts. They're to do them Sunday morning so I will probably stay until then.

I hope others are having equally unique, safe and entertaining celebrations of our Savior's birth!


Ranch wife said...

So sorry you have been sick. Hope you are on the mend. We have had a bout of it as well...although just colds, nothing serious.

Enjoy your family and have a Happy New Year.


Countrygirl said...

Oh sorry you have been so sick. My dh got the H1N1 also. He got pneumonia and had a heck of a time getting over it. They told him he shouldn't get it again - one good thing! Happy New Year!