Hello, my darlings, from beautiful snowy Vancouver. Yes, it did indeed snow on Tuesday and we have about an inch and a half of the semi-melted icy stuff left in our front yard. Looks all festive and wintry out there.
Tuesday was actually an interesting day - in the ancient Chinese curse sense at least. First thing in the morning I had to walk down to my doctor’s in the pouring rain which of course turned into big fat snowflakes just before I got there. All because I had a weird rash. And a sneaking suspicion. Bet you know where I’m going with this, don’t you? To celebrate the Holiday Season I have a delightful case of shingles! (Or as Thom calls it “roof tiles” because ???) Bleh. Welcome to my Pity Party.
Will this make me feel guilty about not getting the vaccination because, hey, I could think of several other things to do with $200 that seemed to be more pressing? Perhaps. Or maybe not because it’s not 100% effective anyway and the antiviral meds I have to take only cost $50. Can’t make it go away but it helps. I’m actually feeling on the mend today anyhow. Apparently I’m getting off reasonably lightly compared to some. Assuming feeling like you have a mild touch of the flu and a few aches in odd places is lightly. And the rash of course which doesn’t feel like much at all except I couldn’t comfortably wear a bra for a couple of days. Poor me.
But the sad thing is I missed my Guild’s Christmas party today and tonight’s Solstice lantern walk with music and folk dancing and the fire dancers. Sigh. Here’s my poor sad stay-at-home lantern:
It’s the same one from last year but with new colour-changing LED tea lights in it! It looks much prettier now. Maybe next year it’ll get a chance to walk with me again. Meanwhile, the shortest day is gone and longer days are just ahead. Next stop: Christmas! Man, am I relieved that I don’t have to cook a big dinner or host the Thundering Hordes this year. Just whip up a salad and pack the remaining butter tarts and shortbread and we’re good to go. I currently have about as much energy as a wilted 3-day-old lettuce leaf but hopefully more recovery will happen before Monday. I’m not missing Christmas with the fambly!
Anyway I will be so relieved to finally get all this holiday stuff over with for another year. Oh, to not have “Holly Jolly Christmas” as a permanent earworm! Oops. Did I just pass that on? You’re welcome! Mwah-ha-ha...