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Friday, December 25, 2009

A Christmas To Remember

Hope everyone had a great Christmas.

We weren't quite so lucky. Last week, Greg came down with stomach flu. Fortunately, he was with me and I could take care of him. Flash forward a few days and we end up at Zannini South.

1:30 in the morning and I jerk out of bed and rush to the bathroom. It went downhill after that. I slept on the couch with a wastebasket by my side. The worst of it only lasted 24 hours--but it was the LONGEST 24 hours I've ever endured.

If you'd have shot me, I couldn't have felt worse. Greg was a good soul and forced me to keep sipping water and mercifully ate his dinner as far away as he could from me so it wouldn't nauseate me further.

Honestly, you'd think I was a daisy, I wilted so fast.

I'm feeling better today. The dry toast stayed down this morning and I am able to check on (some) of my mail. I'm still not able to retrieve my mail from my regular email server. I switched browsers, but still no luck. The mail will have to wait until I get back.

So while it wasn't the Christmas we hoped for, at least we spent it together. In the end, it's not the gifts, the food or the glitter that's important--but who you spend it with. In that case, maybe it wasn't such a bad Christmas after all.

My only regret was that the beautiful dinner I planned for Greg was ruined. We'll try again on his next day off and I'll make it up to him.

I should be back on my feed by tomorrow. Just in time for after-Christmas shopping.

Fresh air and clearance sales. That always makes me feel better. LOL.

Merry Christmas, everyone!


Carol Burge said...

Merry Christmas, Maria! I'm so sorry you're sick. I'm sending white light and positive vibes your way.

Hope you feel better soon!

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, Carol! The worst (I think) is over.

Merry Christmas!

Dru said...

Merry Christmas and I'm sorry both of you ill during this time. Glad to hear that you're both feeling better.

Maria Zannini said...

Hi Dru!
It happens. I'm just grateful it doesn't happen too often. :o)

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

J.K. Coi said...

I'm so sorry you were sick, but glad you're feeling better just in time for boxing day sales :)

Take care and happy christmas, have a much better new year!

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, JK. I have high hopes for 2010.

Shelley Munro said...

Ah, Maria. I'm glad you're feeling a little better now. I hope the rest of the holidays are an improvement for you.

Marianne Arkins said...

Awww... poor you and Greg! I'm glad you're beginning to feel better, but what a time for that to hit you.

Here's to a much better New Year!

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, Shelley and Marianne. It's been a rough week. I'm still not eating normally, but it's getting better.

Suzanne McLeod said...

So sorry you and Greg have been poorly, sending you both many {hugs} and hope the New Year holidays are better for you.
Suzanne xx

Maria Zannini said...

To you too, Suzanne. I have high hopes for 2010.

Kaz Augustin said...

Oh no, you poor thing! We ended up cancelling our Christmas Eve party, had a small family dinner instead and LOVED IT! Bugger parties may be my 2010 resolution!

Maria Zannini said...

Merry Christmas, Kaz!

After that huge shindig we had over the summer, I'll take small intimate dinners any day. This way I can enjoy the people who are with me.