I haven’t had the flu in 19 years, so Christmas Eve when it hit me, it really felt like a ton of bricks. I could barely move and only wanted to sleep. I’m sure the homeopathy helped, since I’m up now, but I had to move through the illness.

Since my husband had succumbed the day before, our daughter had two parents in bed as she finished the pumpkin pies I’d started.

I had to cancel our flight to FL today, because the idea of traveling with a flu was crazy. And of course the last thing my frail parents need is exposure to it.

This is why you’re getting a delayed daily for Christmas, because I post the week on Friday and I could not move. I’m rethinking my aversion to flu shots… but right now, I’m going back to bed.