Short run through...
Lynne- glad it's not something apparent serious. I have weird things like that happen to me all the time...and it's usually stress. It's amazing what stress can do to you physically. Sounds like we should put you in "time out" so you can have a break.
... as if that would work right?
Sean- So very sorry for your loss! Seems like I've lost half my family around the holidays. Making no excuses for your aunt and uncle but this is why the husband says he hates family. His uncle passed last year right after Christmas and the funeral was New Years Day. His sons and daughter got into a *fight* at the hospital. They all left so they could beat the others to his house, and he wasn't gone yet!
It's sad but the way people handle death and loss sometimes will leave you wondering about their humanity. I do so hope they behave, but before you skip the funeral, remember that you need to grieve and say goodbye in order to have that closure. Don't let what a couple of psychos do or say rob you of your chance to do what you need to. If you choose to go, we'll all be there with you. You and your family will be in my thoughts.
Songbird- quite a few people get sick in winter due to the holidays, changing weather, and for me, allergies. This is only referring to the cold and sniffles. The flu...well quite honestly, a lot of people get that from the vaccine.
Holidays- you are around more people than you would normally be and indoors where it's warm and incubating germs.
Changing weather- ever heard of your blood thinning? It's a fact and usually people throw off their coats at the first sign of spring or even a warmer than normal winter day. The same as bundling up or turning on the heat at the first day the temps below 70. Your body needs spring and fall to adjust otherwise, it's working double time trying to catch up and still function normally. Add this to the activity changes and you're asking to be exhausted. If your body is exhausted you will get sick.
Allergies- once again, this is strictly speaking for me but- indoors more with pets and all the other critters moving inside from the cold. Heat dries out your sinus making it necessary to do something to get humidity back into the air. So over dry to too much humidity, add snow outside growing mold and mildew and *BAM* I'm down for a week.
The flu, I have never taken the flu vaccine and it's been almost 20 years since I've had the flu. If your immune system isn't compromised it's better to build up our own immunity. They will tell you don't get the flu with the vaccine just the symptoms. It's been my experience that the symptoms are what make you feel like you're dying to start with so just the symptoms without the benefit of your body fighting off the virus so you build antibodies...uhmm...no thanks.
Lulu, so glad your determination has remained. I work with a woman who has always wanted children, but looking at all the stuff she did NOT do to have them, maybe she just thought she did.
Also, siblings that are 2 years or less, or 5 years or more tend to get along better. Speaking from personal experience.
Guess I need to get to bed...traveling today for Thanksgiving again.
Night night, ya'll![ Post made via Mobile Device ]