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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Back Among the Breathing



Wednesday before I left for new York, I went to my weekly class.  While there I noticed the guy sitting next to me was having a difficult time, then I noticed he was coughing in my direction, and then I rolled backward until my chair was almost in the corner.  In MHO people who are sick and contagious should really skip class instead of sharing with those of us who have vacation plans for the next week.

Thanks to you, unnamed cold assailant, by Sunday evening I was coming down with something. And by Wednesday the flight to New York was pretty miserable, followed by a 4 day trip to the big city, spent mainly in my hotel room with boxes of tissues, Mentholatum, cough drops and cold medicines and low grade fever.

I suppose the upside is that I did get full use of the hotel room for which we had prepaid an outrageous city price.  Another plus was the hotel's signature bed.  If you have to feel rotten in a distant place you might as well have luxurious bedding.

I am also very happy that we could find soothing take out soup within a two block area, and that TheHub was willing happy to get out of The Toxic Hotel to explore the area solo, and to get me the much needed soup.  I am pretty sure he had a much better time than I did. (He did remind me that a few years ago in Boston we had reverse roles after he ate bad clams I was the fetcher of ginger ale and crackers.)  Don't you want to travel with us?

Anyway, we are back and I have returned to the land where people breathe through their nostrils rather than the land of the dreaded mouth breathers.  Maybe I will begin to cook again, but for now soup and oranges are still my food of choice.

8 comments:

  1. Oh no, that's horrible. No fun to spend your vacation that way. Did you get to do a little sightseeing?

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    1. We go to NY fairly regularly so we were not planning on traditional sight seeing anyway. We planned on going to a jazz concert and the opera. I drugged up enough to go to both and then we were fortunate enough to get tickets to Jazz at the Lincoln Center. Everything we did was in a 2 block walk of the hotel so it was doable for me. The museum trips to The Met and Natural History were canned though. We are going again in may, so maybe then!

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  2. Oh my goodness, Anne. I hope you are feeling much better very soon. I'm glad you got to do a few things while on vaca, hopefully you will able to make up for it and do everything you plan and more when you go back again in May.
    Take it easy and get well soon, my friend. If I lived near you I'd bring you a pot of chicken soup and some tea- and a candy bar (that always makes me feel better.)

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    1. I am already much better Dawn, and even though we did not get to do everything we planned we still had a few really nice surprises.

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  3. I was around a similar person a couple of days ago. I hope my extra sneezing and scratchy throat is because of allergies. At least I don't have an expensive trip in the plans. Hope you are fit as a fiddle soon.

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    1. If we had not already prepaid for everything I would have cancelled my part of the trip. I am feeling fine now, but inwardly curse the guy who came to class sick.

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  4. I would take a cold over bad clams any day!!! I'm glad that you are better. Den and I haven't been sick this year which is odd because we normally get sick a few times during the winter but maybe it has something to do with the fact that we are kidless now. We did get food poisoning from pizza. We weren't a fun couple for the day.
    And I laughed over the traveling with you both part. HAHA!

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  5. I had rather have a cold than bad clams too! Food poisoning is just the pits!

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