Monday, December 04, 2006

You Better Be Good

The Holiday season has officially begun at The Old Blue House. The Christmas trees are up, that is right, plural, we got a Charlie Brown tree for the kids and another for the Mom. The kids have taken over Mom's tree too.

All of the boxes were dragged from their resting place in the attic, their contents are displayed around the home and it is good. I love to bitch and moan but the finished product is great. The Carollers, Santa's and Angel's are all happy to be back on display.

I got the fireplace set up for another season of fires, and I started splitting and stacking the wood. Even had a fire, the first of the season. Burning firewood heats you up three times. First, when you split it, second, when you stack and third, when you burn it.

I jogged Sunday morning further than I have jogged in 15 years. I went all of four miles, 25% further than I have been jogging. It just about killed me, that one extra mile felt like ten.

The Patriots beat Detroit by the hair on their chiny, chin, chins. Heidi brought the Tutus to a home show in town. Merry, David and I watched Micheal Baryshnikov(?) dance the Nutcracker on PBS. Merry loved it and David was entertained watching Merry copy the dancers moves. Bedtime was a breeze.

Then sitting in my chair, watching Sunday night Football on NBC, in front of a blazing fire, I was overtaken by a terrible chill. It rocked me right to my core, the kind of chill that has terrible illness associated with it.

I staggered upstairs, put on my sweats, brushed my teeth and along with my daily vitamins took a "Get Well Soon" pill. I was under the covers by 8:30 pm. It was an uncomfortable night, alternating between sweats and chills. When the alarm went off this morning I felt fine, catastrophe avoided. Thank you, Arbonne. I sort of wonder what is in those pills, sort of.

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Blogger Tony said...

That's terrible! You missed the Seahawks sweet, sweet victory. Hope you're feeling better.

4:09 PM EST  
Anonymous Wendy said...

Wow..that's some pill!! Glad you feel better!

9:00 PM EST  
Blogger Mary P. said...

You should run in metric. That way, your latest distance would be 6.4... kilometres! You could just toss it out there, casually.

"How far did you run today?"
"Oh, a little over six."

Glad to hear those magic bullet pills did their stuff!

1:09 PM EST  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

So important for the little ones to have their own tree. One of my favorite Christmas memories involves getting to have my own little tabletop tree in my bedroom. I would fall asleep looking at the lights on it.

8:44 AM EST  

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